Secrets of Wild India

© Sandesh Kadur
Secrets of Wild India

Synopsis

India is home to over a billion people with one fifth of the world's population on only 2% of the world's surface. Yet India still has a wild side, populated by giants, fierce predators, the rare and beautiful…all wrapped up in a land of extremes. 'Secrets of Wild India' celebrates the diversity and drama of India's extraordinary and varied landscapes. In this three-part series, each episode focus' on one iconic ecosystem, a snapshot of how life works in each unique environment. Packed with beauty, bizarre coalitions, hardship, death and new life, this series gives the viewer a front row seat to the wildlife spectacles that are the jewels in the crown of Asian natural history.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Elephant Kingdom

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    Secreted away in the shadow of the Himalayas, along the banks of the Brahmaputra River, roam One-Horned Rhinoceroses, Wild Buffalo and Asian Elephants. The last great herds of India's giant grazers. It is January, and six months of drought, fire and flood lay ahead of them. Seen through the eyes of a newborn elephant calf, this film portrays a land of unexpected contrasts and endless variety, unique to India and the world

  • Tiger Jungles

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    This is the real story of the jungles made famous in Rudyard Kipling's 'Jungle Book'. It is a battlefield ruled by tooth and claw, where species fight for space, water, food, and mating rights. This is a world that knows nothing of compassion or kindness, dominated by two of the world's top predators, the Bengal Tiger and the Indian Wild Dog or Dhole. Kipling's Jungle Book was fiction. This is hard fact and a story that rewrites itself every year

  • Desert Lions

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    At first glance the desert of India's north-west appear devoid of life. But even in the most hostile environments wildlife thrives. In this inhospitable place, only the best adapted survive. Here, in the harsh deserts and salty drylands, live India's specialists. They have to endure extreme hardship, sandstorms, droughts, and intense heat