Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Wildlife

Wildlife

Flight of the Butterflies

Every winter, the remote and mountainous volcanic forests of Mexico are home to one of nature’s greatest gatherings – hundreds of millions of migrating monarch butterflies weathering the winter. For centuries this miracle was hidden from all but a few. When it was revealed to the world it was hailed ...

Wonders of the Arctic

Our ongoing quest to explore and come to terms with the Arctic is presented in the context of the crucial role that ice plays in the north. Ice is to the Arctic as trees are to the rainforest. It is the underpinning of the ecosystem, the foundation upon which the ...

New from ATO: Wildlife Special

The Hippo Supremacy Beginning in Africa, Zambia’s Luangwa river hippos are living the easy life, or so it seems. They are one of the heaviest creatures on Earth and life fluctuates between the serenity of sunbathing to the terrible brutality of dominance and aggression. This struggle puts a young hippo ...

Tanzania Best Kept Secrets (Kilimanjaro & Arusha)

Known primarily for the sweeping Serengeti, Tanzania is actually home to 16 National Parks and a staggering array of flora and fauna. This series explores the lesser known parts of Tanzania and the many wonders that inhabit this beautiful country. Tanzania’s majestic mountain, Kilimanjaro, is a beacon for visitors from ...

Monkey Hunters

Lions rarely hunt baboons. These large monkeys are armed with dangerous teeth, they are hard to catch and usually not worth the risk or effort. But there is one place in Africa’s Great Rift Valley where baboons are plentiful and lions have learned to catch them. The river in Tarangire ...

Elephants of Kilimanjaro

In eastern Africa, a chain of magnificent volcanoes blister the face of the earth. Some are dead, others sleep and at least one is very much alive. There’s the Black Mountain, the Sacred Mountain and, most famous of all, an icon of Africa, the Great White Mountain – Kilimanjaro. To ...

Footprints on the Water

Footprints on the Water follows the personal quest of Nan Hauser on her mission to unlock new clues to the behaviour of whales and dolphins. Despite the fact that whales and dolphins are such huge animals, much of their behaviour is still unrecorded. Nan Hauser has spent much of her ...

Elephants: Return to the Wild

Elephants are known for their close family bonds and playful natures but their relationship with man is a conflicted one. Reserved for their strength and once worshipped in times gone by, the elephant has also fallen victim to mankind’s darker side, the part of us that regards these charming creatures ...

African Bambi

African Bambi is the uniquely real life story of Bambi. It is a story of courage and instinct; of hope and desperation. Set in the East of Africa, this story truly captures one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The main characters Grant, Tomi and Imp are a diverse ...

Wild Dog Island

Somewhere in a lake in remote Zimbabwe an island was formed when taming the great Zambezi river. This little island, not bigger than the size of 20 football fields, is a peaceful island and despite its name, starvation island, it is home to Impalas, baboons, kudu and waterbuck. But things ...

Fawn Identity

This is the story of two fawns – one impala, resident in the southern acacia forests and the other a Thompson’s gazelle, soon to be joining the huge wildebeest and zebra migration that can number up to 1.5 million animals. The documentary charts their different journeys and the struggles they ...

Cheetah Against All Odds

In the Serengeti, cheetahs live uneasy lives. Females with cubs must hunt and left alone, their offspring are exposed to the savagery of more powerful predators. Even scavengers can gain the upper hand over this slender feline built for speed. Cheetahs are the fastest, but also the most vulnerable of ...

Saved by the Lioness

Wildebeest calves are born during the annual migration when millions descend on the plains of the Serengeti. The resident predators use this opportunity to prey on the vulnerable newborn calves so within minutes the young must learn to stand, walk and run to keep up within the safety of the ...

Out of the Blue

‘Out of the Blue’ is a unique new documentary which takes a sharp and zany look at our relationship with whales and dolphins, through a vibrant mosaic of breathtaking high quality natural history footage, archived material, interviews and animation. We think we know about whales and dolphins. We hunt them, ...

The Hippo Supremacy

Zambia’s Luangwa river hippos are living the easy life, or so it seems. They are one of the heaviest creatures on Earth and life fluctuates between the serenity of sunbathing to the terrible brutality of dominance and aggression. This struggle puts a young hippo in more danger of being trampled ...

Mama Twiga in the Garden of Eden

Mama Twiga in the Garden of Eden is a story full of emotion. Our main character is a young giraffe, Mama Twiga. We witness her heart breaking experience of first time motherhood as her baby fails to thrive and falls victim to local predators. She goes on to have another ...

The Kalahari Meerkats (Series 1)

The Kalahari Meerkats unites viewers with the Gosa gang, a family of meerkats, struggling to survive in Africa’s Kalahari Desert. From territorial battles, to love affairs, these cute animals rarely have a dull moment. On the surface, the meerkats seem like adorable creatures, but do their cute facades mask their ...

Elephants on the Run

Tanzania is home to the largest elephant population in the world. These expressive creatures, exhibit joy, anger, grief, compassion and love. This documentary examines their fascinating character and family structures and also explores the baboon families which live peacefully alongside elephants. Like elephants, baboons have strong sense of family and ...

Wild Tanzania: River Battlefront

In East Africa, following Tanzania’s waterway inland, two mighty giants share a home; the hippopotamus and the Nile crocodile. Both creatures need water and when parts of the river slowly evaporate, wet spaces are at a premium. While hippos stagnate in crowded pools to keep cool, crocs have a different ...

The Dark Side of Crocs

Africa’s largest crocodilian, the Nile crocodile, can reach up to 20 foot and weigh up to 1,650 pounds. These fearsome crocodiles mostly live on plentiful catfish stocks in the Katuma river but will attack anything that crosses their path. However, these aggressive creatures also display a strong maternal instinct when ...

Tanzania Best Kept Secrets (Tarangire)

Known primarily for the sweeping Serengeti, Tanzania is actually home to 16 National Parks and a staggering array of flora and fauna. This series explores the lesser known parts of Tanzania and the many wonders that inhabit this beautiful country. Tarangire National Park gets its name from the Tarangire River ...

Gentle Ben: Black Gold

In Gentle Ben: Black Gold, the classic adventure that began in Gentle Ben: Terror on the Mountain continues, as a young boy and his buddy, a great black bear, find their spectacular natural habitat threatened by forces they seem powerless to stop. This is the majestic high country of tall ...

Swamp Devil

The southern bogs are among the most amazing of all the habitats on Earth. A miles-wide slow-moving river of grass and decay, a deep mire that’s home to an amazing array of wildlife. Some, wilder than others. Responding to a call that her estranged father, Howard, is dying, Melanie Blaime ...

Crocs of Katuma

The remote floodplains of Katavi National Park in the far west corner of Tanzania teem with incredible numbers of wildlife. The herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra all depend on the Katuma River and its flood plains for their survival. But during the dry season, the river dries out and ...

Tanzania Best Kept Secrets (Zanzibar & Saadani)

Known primarily for the sweeping Serengeti, Tanzania is actually home to 16 National Parks and a staggering array of flora and fauna. This series explores the lesser known parts of Tanzania and the many wonders that inhabit this beautiful country. Zanzibar’s miles of white sandy beaches and crystal clear water ...

Tanzania Best Kept Secrets (Mikumi & Udzungwa)

Known primarily for the sweeping Serengeti, Tanzania is actually home to 16 National Parks and a staggering array of flora and fauna. This series explores the lesser known parts of Tanzania and the many wonders that inhabit this beautiful country. The open horizons and abundant wildlife of Mikumi National Park ...

Surviving the Serengeti

Surviving the Serengeti is a journey of birth, death and survival set against one of the most beautiful places on earth. This moving programme showcases the diverse Tanzanian wildlife that makes a home on the stunning plains of the Serengeti. For 9 months of the year, the Serengeti is a ...