Meet all creatures great and small in this new documentary series
Sunday 26 January, 6pm, National Geographic WILD/HD (CH 264/265). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > National Geographic
From fishing bats and Emei moustache toads to the biggest star of the show – the panda, of course – China’s wildlife flourishes in this five-part nature documentary. The Hidden Kingdoms Of China takes you on a journey through five different landscapes, including high mountains, tropical jungles, bamboo forests, great plains and temperate forests.
Featuring a variety of animals that are seldom seen on camera, the series utilises high-tech drones, camera traps and 4K footage to record them in their natural habitat.
If you need more convincing, just look to the people who call China home. In the first nine days after its premiere on a Chinese streaming service, the first episode received millions of views. Now, the UK can get in on the action…
Watch as Tibetan foxes ward off predators, a snow leopard teaches her cub about the fundamentals of survival and a panda hydrates her little one in a very unusual way.
What makes the survival of these animals even more miraculous is the way they’ve adapted to cope with everything the environments they inhabit throw at them – storms, unpredictable climates and difficult terrain ensure it really is survival of the fittest.
Get to know your new furry (and feathered) friends below with some fun facts and stats. Simply click/hover on the symbols to find out more.
The Hidden Kingdoms Of China, Sunday 26 January, 6pm, National Geographic WILD/HD (CH 264/265). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > National Geographic
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