For a half-hour National Geographic segment, she scripted and appeared in ''Spell of the Tiger'', based on her book of the same title. Also for National Geographic, she developed and scripted ''Mother Bear Man'' based on the work of Ben Kilham, who raises and releases orphaned American black bears, which won a Chris Award.
Author Vicki Croke asked Sy what she has learned, not just about an animal’s natural history, but lessons about life. Sy answered: “How to be a good creature. How do you be compassionate?… I think that animals teach compassion better than anything else and compassion doesn’t necessarily just mean a little mouse with a sore foot and you try to fix it. It means getting yourself inside the mind and heart of someone else. Seeing someone’s soul, looking for their truth. Animals teach you all of that and that’s how you get compassion and heart.”