MUMBAI: Animal Planet will take viewers on a wild voyage
around the world through its series Around The World In
14 Weeks. Viewers will experience the widest variety of
flaura and fauna across continents as they travel from Indian
subcontinent to Sahara, Europe, Africa, and America.
The 14 episode show airs every Tuesday at 9 pm with a repeat
every Saturday at 8 pm.
One episode is called Fighting Bears Of The Punjab Airing.
Bear baiting is big business in rural Pakistan, despite being
illegal for over a century, but changes are now afoot by the
World Society for the Protection of Animals to confiscate
all bears used in baiting events. But this is no easy task,
as the major promoters of these events are rich rural landowners
who wield enormous power in Pakistan. This programme traces
the history of the Qalandars and the Black Bears, as well
as the dramatic events as WSPA workers, aided by the Pakistani
Army, attempt to rescue bears and relocate them to a safety.
Dream Team: Prince Of Camels provides a behind-the-scenes
look at the magical world of a young Bedouin in love with
camel racing. Sixteen years old Rahma grew up in a large family
who, not so long ago regularly traveled hundreds of miles
on camel-back. Although all-terrain vehicles have replaced
the traditional mount, the camel remains a sacred beast for
In Ireland - Sculpted Isle the channel reveals Ireland's
dramatic nature through iconic landmarks and natural history.
From the basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway to the rugged
beauty of the Blarney stone, from the polished limestone of
the Burren to the lush, green pastures of County Kildare, each
place has a story and resonance through history. Different landscape,
different wildlife, different cultural past and a different
face of modern life, come together to tell a single story -
In Lost Crocodiles Of The Pharaohs viewers can join
the search for the elusive crocodiles of the ancient River
Nile. Despite their revered status in ancient Egypt, the crocodiles
of the upper Nile were hunted into extinction by the 1800's
and the Pharaoh's crocodiles were lost forever. Or so it was
thought, until reports emerged of sightings of crocodiles
in unexpected locations on the fringe of the Sahara desert,
a small lake in Mali and a cave in Chad. Animal Planet explores
if these are the direct descendents of the Pharaoh's crocodiles?
How could they survive in the desert?
Lost Elephants Of Timbuktu goes into the heart of
the Sahara Desert. A herd of elephants emerge from behind
a wind-swept sand dune. They are completely isolated from
other African elephants and trudge 700 miles each year to
find food and water. This progamme tracks them to uncharted
lands and reveals their relationship with the Tuareg, a nomadic
people who have shared the elephants' migration route for
In Search Of The Giant Anaconda looks at the Green
anaconda. It is the heaviest bodied snake in the world. It
can grow six times longer than the average man, weigh eight
times as much, and stay underwater for up to ten minutes at
a time. Austin Steven, South African photographer and adventurer,
travels to Amazon in search of the wild anaconda in the water
and attempts to bring it to land. It is Steve's most perilous
photographic assignment so far.