GO ON AN EXCITING JOURNEY WITH WILDLIFE ADVENTURER,
TWO BRAND NEW AND EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENTARIES ON EDEN
YUNNAN ADVENTURE, MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2012, 6pm
HAINAN ADVENTURE, FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2012, 6pm
In February 2012, on leading natural history channel Eden, Nigel Marven will take viewers on two exciting new adventures to rarely seen places on Earth. Known for his spontaneous and daring style of presenting whilst including fascinating facts, Nigel showcases two provinces of China – Hainan and Yunnan – highlighting their natural beauty and amazing wildlife.
Yunnan in southern China boasts over half of the country's plant and animal species. In Yunnan Adventure, Nigel Marven spends a year exploring the province in search of endangered turtles, slippery snakes and giant salamanders. Yunnan is home to the rare green peacock, and Nigel finds out how these birds are linked with a famous dance. He searches for red pandas hidden in the bamboo, and encounters the black snub-nose, a monkey with the most luscious lips of any animal on Earth. Amongst the jungles of Gaoligong Mountain, he tracks down a gibbon family as they sing their morning duets, and finally, as the year draws to a close, Nigel travels to the far north of the province to watch rare black-necked cranes in an icy winter landscape.
In Hainan Adventure, Nigel follows in the footsteps of his hero, John Whitehead, an English naturalist and explorer who visited Hainan in 1899. On this island, China's only tropical province, Nigel tracks down birds, bugs and animals first discovered by Whitehead, some even named after the great man himself. He visits monkey Island, where a cheeky macaque sits on his shoulder, and a floating hospital where volunteers rescue and rehabilitate endangered turtles. Nigel swims with five-metre whale sharks in the South China Sea, explores the fabulous coastal reefs, uncovers remarkable turtles and frogs, and finds a house with 10,000 fruit bats hidden in the roof. He also investigates the story of the world's rarest primate, the Hainan gibbon - less than twenty of these amazing apes remain.
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