Earth a New Wild

Home/Plains

Season 1, Episode 1 of 5

Home - Travel deep into the wild to take a fresh look at humankind's relationship to the big animals that live alongside us. From cuddling baby pandas to avoiding man-eating tigers, Dr. M. Sanjayan investigates our changing relationships with the wilderness. The severe peril of extraordinary animals and their habitats is ever-present, but Sanjayan focuses on the powerful stories that prove animals and humans can thrive side by side. It's a new kind of wild, but one on which we all depend. Plains - Explore the giant herds that roam the wild grasslands of the plains. Home to the greatest gathering of animal life on the planet, they are also increasingly our bread basket - and among the most endangered places on Earth. Dr. Sanjayan follows a unique elephant conservation project in South Africa and tracks the prairies to see how Americans are saving their most-endangered mammal. His journey uncovers a vital new understanding about how both humans and predators can help the animals found on the plains.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
2/4/2015
9 p.m.
2/5/2015
2 a.m.
2/8/2015
8 a.m.
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