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Wild Metropolis

Discover the extraordinary animals adapting to life in the world’s most loved cities, and witness the remarkable ways they meet the challenges of surviving in the newest habitat on the planet.

Survivors

54m 40s

As the urban world grows animals are displaced from land that belonged to them. From herons to humpback whales, follow the captivating stories of wild survivors.

Episodes

  • Survivors: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Survivors

    S1 E3 - 54m 40s

    As the urban world grows animals are displaced from land that belonged to them. From herons to humpback whales, follow the captivating stories of wild survivors.

  • Commuters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Commuters

    S1 E2 - 54m 46s

    In a modern migration, animals travel in and out of cities to find food, shelter or to start a family. See if the secret to success in a fast-changing world is commuting.

  • Residents: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Residents

    S1 E1 - 54m 1s

    From pythons in Bangkok to otters in Singapore, cities may seem unlikely havens for wildlife, but for animals able to adapt, the urban world is filled with opportunity.

Extras + Features

  • Episode 3 Preview | Survivors: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview | Survivors

    S1 E3 - 30s

    As the urban world grows animals are displaced from land that belonged to them. From herons to humpback whales, follow the captivating stories of wild survivors.

  • Alligators Find New Territories on Golf Courses: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Alligators Find New Territories on Golf Courses

    S1 E3 - 1m 3s

    On the golf courses of America’s East Coast, young male alligators are forced to get out of their water hazard homes and walk the course looking for love, and a territory of their own.

  • Rats Use Their Skills to Become the Ultimate Urban Animal: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rats Use Their Skills to Become the Ultimate Urban Animal

    S1 E3 - 1m 23s

    With a unique set of skills and abilities rats have become possibly the ultimate urban animal, able to survive in the cracks of our cities with such ease that they now live with us on every continent of the world other than Antarctica.

  • Amsterdam's Herons Find Surprising Ways to Live in the City: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Amsterdam's Herons Find Surprising Ways to Live in the City

    S1 E3 - 1m 33s

    The herons of Amsterdam have survived in its waterways for centuries, adapting to the modern city in surprising ways. Some have learnt to live by the clock and wait for closing time at the fish market, but others have struck up warm and long lived relationships with local residents.

  • Episode 2 Preview | Commuters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview | Commuters

    S1 E2 - 30s

    In a modern migration, animals travel in and out of cities to find food, shelter or to start a family. See if the secret to success in a fast-changing world is commuting.

  • Hippos Travel Into Town for an Easy Meal: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hippos Travel Into Town for an Easy Meal

    S1 E2 - 1m 31s

    Each night one-ton hippos travel into St. Lucia, South Africa from the nearby river, and they are after just one thing: grass. A hippo can eat up to 90 pounds in a single sitting.

  • Ibex Males Fight Over a Love Interest: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ibex Males Fight Over a Love Interest

    S1 E2 - 1m 51s

    An adult male Ibex fights a young pretender over a love interest in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel. It’s an important lesson on the road to maturity for the young pretender. Point made, the adult climbs on top of a parked car to let off some steam.

  • A Waddle of Penguins Head Into Cape Town: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Waddle of Penguins Head Into Cape Town

    S1 E2 - 1m 29s

    A waddle of penguins returning from a fishing trip head into the city of Cape Town at rush hour to find their nests. In the sea they are at risk of attack by great white sharks, but in the city they face something potentially more dangerous – cars.

  • Episode 1 Preview | Residents: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1 Preview | Residents

    S1 E1 - 30s

    From pythons in Bangkok to otters in Singapore, cities may seem unlikely havens for wildlife, but for animals able to adapt, the urban world is filled with opportunity.

  • Macaques in Thailand Raid a Moving Car for Food: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Macaques in Thailand Raid a Moving Car for Food

    S1 E1 - 50s

    The "Mafia" troop of Macaques in Lopburi, Thailand prove they know the best spots in town to grab a bite to eat. For them, it’s all about timing as they raid a moving car to get a meal.

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