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Wild Asia

All Episodes 2009

  • Ended
  • NHNZ
  • 2009-11-02T22:00:00-02:00
  • 60 mins
  • 3 hours, 28 mins
  • Documentary
Asia is the most diverse region on Earth, home to a remarkable collection of iconic animals. Elusive snow leopards hunt in the Himalayas, orang-utans dwell deep within humid rainforests and wild horses graze the stony Gobi Desert. The Wild Asia series reveals the incredible range of Asia’s environments and wildlife.

9 episodes

1x01 In the Realm of the Red Ape

  • Series Premiere

    2009-03-24T01:00:00-03:00 — 52 mins

Asia's tropical rainforests are remarkable organisms that are home to a rich diversity of animals, including a unique group of orangutans who reveal fascinating newly discovered behaviour by skilfully crafting their own tools.

1x02 Island Magic

  • 2009-09-09T01:00:00-03:00 — 52 mins

Asia is the continent of islands: at its southernmost limit alone, 30,000 islands are dashed across the watery surface of the world, where isolation has woven evolutionary magic to produce a unique variety of creatures.

1x03 Kingdoms of the Coast

  • 2009-11-03T03:00:00-02:00 — 52 mins

Along 120,000 miles of Asia's shoreline, land and sea - and all their inhabitants - struggle against each other in a rivalry which creates one of the continent's greatest resources.

1x04 The Arid Heart

  • 2010-02-02T03:00:00-02:00 — 52 mins

Asia's barren heartland of desert and dry grasslands is home to a group of animals whose survival secrets enable them to thrive in both the searing summer heat and the bitter winter cold.

1x05 Creatures of the Thaw

  • no air date — 52 mins

As winter's icy fist unclenches, spring brings new life to a variety of freshwater inhabitants in the water-blessed regions of Asia's north eastern corner.

A visually stunning and dramatic portrait of India's mighty monsoon, bringing life - and death - to a thirsting land. This is a fascinating chronicle of how the wild animals of India cope with the hardship of summer and how the arrival of the monsoon transforms their lives and the land they live in.

1x07 Between Two Worlds

  • no air date — 53 mins

A poignant portrayal of the fragile alliances and desperate survival strategies adopted by three species of animals - golden jackals, toque macaques and Sri Lankan elephants - caught in a no-man's land where human and natural worlds collide.

1x08 A Forest for All Seasons

  • no air date — 53 mins

A year in the life of the temperate forest of Japan reveals the incredible survival strategies developed by both plants and animals to overcome the region's extreme climatic variations.

1x09 At the Edge

  • no air date — 52 mins

A rich portrait of life and death at the vertical limit of mammalian life on Earth - the Himalayas - including the most intimate and extensive encounter with a wild snow leopard ever captured on film.