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National Geographic Wild Highlights – April 2020

DEADLIEST MONTH EVER
Saturdays and Sundays at 18:00, from 1 March 2020

National Geographic Wild dedicates an entire month to the most dangerous and lethal animals in the world from land, sea and air.

Premieres:

WORLD’S DEADLIEST: LIONS (1×60)
Saturday 4 April at 18:00

A fierce carnivore that is designed to kill – so what happens when the deadliest go head to head against it? Lions take on hyenas, crocodiles, hippos, the cape buffalo, and even each other, all across their pride lands as they battle each other to survive Nature’s eternal war.

CAT ATTACK-TICS
Saturday 4 April at 18:48

There are 38 species of wild cats on Earth and they live and hunt in almost any terrain. Over millions of years, they have honed their strategy to attack a prey of a specific size. From tree-climbing leopards to skull-crushing Jaguars, from fast-swimming fishing cats to quick-digging sand cats – watch the killer strategies that make wild cats possibly the deadliest family on the planet.

WHEN PREDATORS ATTACK (3×60)
Sunday 5 April at 18:00 – Super Serpents

Watch what unfolds when the world’s most venomous snakes and largest constrictors face off against prey and people.
Sunday 12 April at 18:00 – Ancient Predator

The world’s super reptiles are on a collision course with humans. And we’re no match for their prehistoric power.
Sunday 19 April at 18:00 – Killer Claws

Watch what unfolds when black bears, grizzlies, and giant polar bears clash with prey and people, as they face the threat of extinction in a changing climate. OR Bears are iconic symbols of nature, a treasure to see in the wild; when kept at an appropriate distance.

WILD PERU: FIGHT FOR LIFE (1×60)
Sunday 5 April at 18:48

From Amazon rainforests to coastal deserts, wild Peru is among the most diverse and deadly places on Earth, filled with vibrant life and sudden death.

PREDATOR FAIL: WHEN PREY ATTACKS (1×60)
Saturday 11 April at 18:00

When it comes to the life or death drama of predator versus prey, there’s nothing more satisfying than watching an underdog pull off a great escape!

EYEWITNESS: SHARK ATTACK: FACING JAWS (1×60)
Saturday 25 April at 18:00

As more people bring cameras into the water, they are capturing more shocking footage of the most feared and revered ocean predators– sharks. With shark attacks on the rise, do these top predators see us as prey? Experts weigh in on some of the most amazing human-shark encounters captured on video to reveal the secrets behind the attacks.

DEAD BY DAWN COMPILATIONS (2×60)
Sunday 19 April at 18:00 – Return of the Living Dead

In Indonesia, a bat struggles to climb past a vanguard of vipers to reach the safety of her colony. In Southern India, a mother bandicoot rat must outswim a cobra and crocodiles to find food for her babies. And in the rainforests of Costa Rica, darkness means a deadly free-for-all. Who will survive the horrors of night long enough to see the day, and who will be dead by dawn?

Sunday 26 April at 18:48 – It comes at night
In the Arabian Desert, a gecko realizes he’s not alone when the sand beneath his feet starts shifting. In Southern India, a praying mantis prays as an army of weaver ants march toward his arms and legs. In the African wilderness, a lion cub cries for his mother while a hyena gets closer, and closer. Who will survive the horrors of tonight, and who will be dead by dawn?

Java, Indonesia – Black and white stripped snake on grass (Love Productions USA/Myke Clarkson)

HUNTER VS HUNTED: WATCH OUT! (1×60)
Sunday 26 April at 18:00

ALASKA ANIMAL RESCUE
Mondays at 18:00 from 20 April

Team up with Alaskan heroes as they rescue, rehabilitate, research, and celebrate the wild animals of America’s last frontier.

Representing three renowned conservation centers, these animal lovers work by land, sea, and air – in one of the most challenging places on our planet – to protect Alaska’s wildlife.

Rescued lynx kitten Calliope checks out the camera while waiting for her dinner. (National Geographic/Symbio Studios)

EARTH DAY
24 HOURS OF SPECIAL PROGRAMMING ON 22 APRIL

This April, we will drive home our commitment to the planet and the people working to understand and protect it, culminating in a call to action on Earth Day empowering audiences to be part of positive action for the planet.

This month, to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, National Geographic in collaboration with the Disney Conservation Fund is launching a campaign to highlight 50 at-risk species we are working to protect.

Premieres:

JANE GOODALL: THE HOPE (1×120)

JANE GOODALL – THE HOPE begins where the documentary JANE (2017) left off. Dr, Jane Goodall arrived at a 1986 conference as a scientist and-after learning the extent of the threat facing chimpanzees-left as an activist. The film begins with this critical transformation and follows Jane through three decades of advocacy work. Jane knew she must take action to protect chimps and other animals living in the wild, to improve the well-being of chimps in captivity and to inspire a young generation of change makers for this vital work to continue. In a moment in which the environmental crisis can seem overwhelming, Jane has made it her mission to encourage us all that solutions are within reach. Our cameras capture Jane as she travels over 300 days a year, meeting with everyone from schoolchildren in Zanzibar to Silicon Valley tech giants to Prince Harry, using wisdom, heart and humor to spread a message of hope and show that every individual has the potential be a catalyst and create lasting change. As the 60th anniversary of her arrival to the chimpanzee kingdom in Gombe approaches, she spends time with her family in Tanzania and returns to her wild Eden, reflecting on all the efforts being made to safeguard its future and create a sustainable future for the Earth.

JANE GOODALL: THE HOPE celebrates her work and explores the ways in which her passion for wildlife has changed the world for the better. This new perspective illustrates the obstacles that Goodall faced throughout her career, and shows how, with a dedicated team and unshakable drive, she overcame them and succeeded in becoming one of the most important names in wildlife conservation. (photo credit: National Geographic/David Guttenfelder)

PHOTO ARK (1×60)
22 April at 19:37

HOSTILE PLANET COMPILATIONS (3×120)

Bear Grylls shines a light on some of the world’s harshest and most unforgivable landscapes and the animals that have adapted to survive in these conditions.

Skjervoy, Norway – Orca search the frozen fjords for the herring that use it as a winter refuge. (National Geographic/ Sophie Morgan)

OKAVANGO, RIVER OF DREAMS: DIVINE JOURNEYS (1×60)
22 April at 20:26

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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