EARTH A New Wild

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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. Sanjayan focuses on the powerful stories that prove animals and humans can thrive side by side. It’s a new kind of wild.

Episode 1 | Home

54m 40s

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. Sanjayan focuses on the powerful stories that prove animals and humans can thrive side by side. It’s a new kind of wild.

Previews + Extras

  • How the Village Tiger Response Team Scares a Tiger: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How the Village Tiger Response Team Scares a Tiger

    S1 E1 - 25s

    WildTeam is a conservation organisation in Bangladesh. Their aim is to reconnect people with forest. Wild Team have developed local Village Tiger Response Teams (VTRT) that will get together and scare a tiger away from a village before it has a chance to kill anyone or people have a chance to kill a tiger. These are local volunteers who will respond to human- tiger conflicts in villages.

  • Why the Tide Could Create Man-Eating Tigers : asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why the Tide Could Create Man-Eating Tigers

    S1 E1 - 19s

    One of the theories behind why these tigers have turned into man-eaters is that the tide washes away their territorial markers like sprayed urine. If these markers are washed away, tigers have to completely dominate their patch, aggressively attacking any potential threat – including people.

  • The Film Crew Gets Stuck in Tiger Territory: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Film Crew Gets Stuck in Tiger Territory

    S1 E1 - 3m 16s

    When the tide goes out on one day of filming, the crew find themselves stuck in extremely sticky mud. This is a problem in itself but in this situation was particularly terrifying as they were right in the heart of man-eating tiger territory and night was falling!

  • Meet the Man Who Flies with Vultures: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Meet the Man Who Flies with Vultures

    S1 E1 - 3m 56s

    While conservationists have rallied to the aid of the vultures, generating public sympathy for the birds has not been easy. British man Scott Mason has a unique way of trying to get people to love the vulture like he does.

  • How to Film Inside a Carcass (GRAPHIC): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How to Film Inside a Carcass (GRAPHIC)

    S1 E1 - 4m 23s

    GRAPHIC WARNING: Viewer discretion is advised. Using miniature cameras, extremely long and thick gloves and face masks, the crew reveal how they filmed inside cow carcasses at a carcass dump in India.

  • Vultures Scavenge a Carcass (GRAPHIC): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Vultures Scavenge a Carcass (GRAPHIC)

    S1 E1 - 38s

    GRAPHIC WARNING: Not suitable for all audiences. Vultures are the ultimate scavengers. Always working in groups they can scavenge a carcass to the bone in 30 minutes. Their featherless heads and necks mean they can get neck deep in the carcass without getting their feathers caught on bones or soaked in blood. They can gorge on 20% of their body weight in one meal too.

  • Next on Episode 1 | Home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Next on Episode 1 | Home

    S1 E1 - 30s

    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. Sanjayan focuses on the powerful stories that prove animals and humans can thrive side by side. Premieres February 4, 2015 at 9/8c.

  • China's Panda Problem: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    China's Panda Problem

    S1 E1 - 1m 24s

    Join Dr. M. Sanjayan for EARTH A New Wild, a five-part series that takes a fresh look at humankind’s relationship to the planet’s wildest places and most fascinating species -- including pandas. Premieres Premieres Wednesdays, February 4-25, 2015. Check local listings.

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