MUMBAI: Nigel Marven is one of the most celebrated zoologists, wildlife adventurer, film maker and a television presenter. He has encountered killer whales, has come face to face with polar bears andhas dived with bull sharks. This November, Animal Planet brings viewers closer to animal kingdom with MARVELLOUS MARVEN, a month-long programming special in which Nigel encounters some of the world’s most interesting and sometimes misunderstood creatures.
Starting November 04, join MARVELLOUS MARVEN on his incredible journeys,Monday to Friday at 9:00 PM on Animal Planet.
Nigel has travelled corners of the world in search of animals, observing their natural way of life in their natural habitats.Animal Planet’s MARVELLOUS MARVEN captures hisnew quest to find-out andtackle-down some of the most unusualanimals and follows him to unravel mystery of the shark islands off Costa Rica. Viewers experience Nigel’s thrilling adventuresas he gets upclose and personal with hammerhead sharks in the vast expanses of Pacific Ocean, visits the far flung corners of Yunnan province in Southern China in search of rarest creatures like snub-nosed monkeys and tracks some awkward looking animals in Southern America.
MARVELLOUS MARVENkicks off on November 4 with the episode Ugly Animals as Nigel devotes time to find some of the weirdest looking animals and offers a platform to demonstrate their remarkable traits. He meets a massive male ‘warthog’, bristling with hair and covered in facial lumps or warts and explains how these lumps act as shock absorbers during battles.He reveals that these odd-looking animals have certain unique features which make them successful survivors in the wild. Nigel tracks frogs, elephant seals, wolf fish, naked mole rats, storks and star-nosed moles and finds them far more fascinating than a lot of beautiful creatures often seen by viewerson theirtelevision screens.
Nigel jets off to the Yunnan, China's most southern-most province, which hosts over 600 rivers and most spectacular mountain landscapes. Nigel braves those inhospitable terrains to uncover some of the rarest animals in his mission Yunnan Adventure. He meets a host of peculiar creatures likered pandas, rare turtles, snub-nosed monkeys and giant salamanders, and other animals found nowhere else in the country.
Nigel risks his life to unravel the mystery that lies beneath of waters of Cocos Island, off the coast of Costa Rica. In Shark Islands, he tickles a Reef Shark on the nose, joins a school of Hammerheads for lunch, gives a Giant Ray a bubble bath and nearly gets swallowed by a sperm whale as he begins his quest to find out why sharks come to Shark Island. As he searches for the answer he meets creatures that also call this island their home – rays, turtles, booby birds, pigs and discovers the secrets behind the island, said to be the inspiration for both Jurassic Park and Treasure Island.
For the most deadliest adventures of Nigel Marven, tune in to MARVELLOUS MARVENMonday to Friday at 9:00 PM, only on Animal Planet.