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Wildest Middle East

Season 1 2014

  • 2014-12-02T05:00:00+00:00 on Animal Planet
  • 45 mins
  • 3 hours, 45 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary

Wildest Middle East explores the most remote and most surprising corners of this ancient land. Turkey's vast and varied landscapes range from snow covered mountain passes, to spectacular coral reefs. Arabia is the world's largest peninsular and harbours a wealth of wildlife in its seas and mountains. Egypt's rich lands are nurtured by the life-giving waters of the iconic Nile, and the startlingly wide range of natural habitats in Jordan has resulted in a treasure chest of wildlife. This stunning series showcases the landscape and wildlife as never seen before.

5 episodes

1x01 Egypt: Survivors of the Sands

  • Series Premiere

    2014-12-02T05:00:00+00:00 — 45 mins

Among the barren and vast sands of North Africa, there is actually a teeming ecosystem. From the crocodiles of the Nile to the horned viper and the bustling Red Sea.

1x02 Turkey: Life on the Edge

  • 2014-12-09T05:00:00+00:00 — 45 mins

Turkey is a land of contrasts, where wildlife faces extreme challenges. Mountains and altitude, climatic changes, and hostile coastlines all play their part.

1x03 Arabia: Land of Illusion

  • 2014-12-16T05:00:00+00:00 — 45 mins

In the searing heat of Arabia, where illusion rules, tricks of the light and the art of deception are the fabric of life for more than 500 species.

1x04 Caspian: The Hidden Cradle

  • 2014-12-23T05:00:00+00:00 — 45 mins

A look at the largest landlocked body of water on earth, the Caspian Sea, as well as ancient mountain ranges and incredible wildlife; a forgotten wilderness. Only the toughest animals survive in the Caspian Sea and the lush wetlands, vast steppes, snowy mountains and deserts that surround it.

1x05 Jordan: Nature's Furnace

  • 2014-12-30T05:00:00+00:00 — 45 mins

Jordan’s wildlife faces some of the natural world’s greatest challenges, their lives are governed by one all reaching force, the unrelenting heat of the sun.