23 Jul Equator’s Wild Secrets
Equator’s Wild Secrets
Ah the equator: the middle line of the earth where most life exists. Earth’s green line: famous for its fair weather, thick foliage and tropical storms.
With over half of the world’s species living on the equator line, it’s ripe for exploration and discovery. In the Amazon alone, researchers are discovering a new species of plant or animal every other day, not to mention all the islands near the equator each with their own unique life forms.
It’s not all the same ecosystems either for the equator is a very long line. There are coasts, rainforests, jungles and islands to name a few, and that’s not even mentioning inside the oceans.
In this 6-part series, we’ll be visiting some of the most famous lands on and near the equator to discover what fantastic forms of life they possess. From the vast lands of Africa, the Amazon and the Andes; to the islands of Borneo, Sumatra and the Galapagos Islands. We even take a peek beneath the waves exploring the Coral Sea.
This is going to be an epic journey through beautiful places in search of fantastic creatures. If that’s your type of thing then you don’t want to miss this show for anything.
Sundays at 6 PM on National Geographic Wild (ch 221) from 2 August