Hostile Planet

Friday 3 March 19:35 CAT

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  1. Wednesday 8 February at 14:01 CAT

    Hostile Planet: Africa (Extra)

  2. Wednesday 15 February at 07:35 CAT

    Hostile Planet: Africa (Extra)

  3. Wednesday 15 February at 10:50 CAT

    Hostile Planet: Africa (Extra)

Synopsis

HOSTILE PLANET is a ground-breaking wildlife series that explores Earth's most hostile environments. Over the course of six episodes, we explore the extremes of deep, high, cold, hot, wet and dry and reveal the truly extraordinary ways in which animals have adapted to survive in the face of great adversity. It's always been a HOSTILE PLANET and yet, in the last 40 years, it's got a whole lot tougher for the wildlife. The world has changed more in the last 40 years than at any time in the last 65 million. So animals in the most hostile places on Earth must adapt in the blink of an evolutionary eye. Facing everything from intrinsically hostile habitats and brutally punishing weather to the unrelenting threat of predators and intense competition for resources, their challenge is simple: adapt or die.

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Episodes

  • Jungles

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    Plenty of water, warmth and light provide perfect conditions for life to thrive and make the jungles the most diverse lands on Earth. But make no mistake, this is no Eden.

    Next Showing
    Saturday 18 February at 13:15 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD
  • Grasslands

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    Grasslands are some of the most volatile lands on the planet, where animals must endure a seasonal cycle of flood, famine, freeze and fire. We reveal the extraordinary challenges these animals must overcome, and how our changing world is making survival even tougher than before. From epic battles between wolves and bison, to nail biting showdowns between cheetahs and Thompson gazelle fauns, this is an epic tale of life and death in the planet's most dramatic wildernesses.

  • Polar

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    Step inside the most frigid habitat known to Earth - the poles. Here, the planet's ultimate survivalists include whale-hunting polar bears, leopard-seal dodging penguins and a pack of Arctic wolves.

    Next Showing
    Sunday 19 February at 00:30 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD
  • Deserts

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    The planet's hottest habitats - our deserts - are getting even hotter, drier and bigger, yet a host of remarkable animals still survive in the harshest conditions.

    Next Showing
    Sunday 19 February at 01:15 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD
    Next Showing
    Sunday 19 February at 04:22 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD
  • Oceans

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    Delve beneath the surface of the largest habitat on Earth - our oceans - to uncover a world of extraordinary extremes from crushing depths to stormy coasts and vast blue deserts to crowded reefs.

    Next Showing
    Sunday 19 February at 02:05 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD
  • Mountains

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    The highest mountains on Earth are home to snow leopards, golden eagles and mountain goats. But only the toughest can endure the extreme weather, scarce food supplies and limited oxygen.

    Next Showing
    Sunday 19 February at 02:50 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD

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