The Hidden Kingdoms of China




From its highest mountains and plateaus, to its thickest jungles and bamboo forests, "The Hidden Kingdoms of China" will reveal the wild side to China that few knew existed.


Season 1
  • Ghosts of the Mountain


    Follow a fiercely determined snow leopard mother as she teaches her cub vital life lessons; watch a family of Tibetan fox face a formidable feline hunter to protect their precious young; and admire the stealth and agility of the one of the world's smallest cats.

  • Realm of The Secret Jungle


    The Jungles of southern Yunnan are unique in China, home to its greatest diversity of life. From primates to bears, fishing bats to bees and elephants to caterpillars, this is their story.

  • Empire of Giants


    China's bamboo forest is full of secrets and surprises, including the legendary giant panda, red panda and Tibetan macaque, and a host of other unusual creatures such as the jewelled flower mantis, bamboo bats and moustached toads that have found ingenious ways to survive in this kingdom of giant grass.

  • Surviving the Ancient Grasslands


    China's vast grasslands are a hard place to survive. Battered by ferocious and unpredictable storms throughout the year, the inhabitants of these grasslands have to be adaptable and tenacious to survive. During the short three-month window of summer, the plains residents have to race against time to raise their young before the onset of autumn and winter begin.

  • Forest of the Golden Monkey


    Meet China's most affectionate and vocal monkeys in the remote, seasonal forests of Central China. Follow the journey of a baby Golden snub-nosed monkey during the first year of her life as she learns all about her forest home and battles the elements to survive.