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Nat Geo Wild preps “Wild China,” “Attenborough’s Ark”

U.S. net Nat Geo Wild is to air four wildlife specials across April and June, including a one-off in which naturalist Sir David Attenborough (pictured) reveals the creatures he would most like to save from extinction.
April 12, 2013

U.S. net Nat Geo Wild is to air four wildlife specials across April and June, including a one-off in which naturalist Sir David Attenborough (pictured) reveals the creatures he would most like to save from extinction.

Attenborough’s Ark, premiering April 21 at 8 p.m. EST, sees the filmmaker highlighting several lesser-known creatures that are at risk, including black lions, tamarins and Sumatran rhinos.

Following on April 28 at 9 p.m. is Hummingbird, a special looking at the titular warm-blooded creature, which is capable of both forward and backward flight; and on June 16 at 8 p.m. the net will air A Penguin’s Life, which shows how parents protect their chicks in frigid conditions.

Finally, three-hour miniseries Wild China will premiere on June 30 at 8 p.m. with three back-to-back episodes. The series offers rarely seen Chinese wildlife, including giant pandas, Asian elephants and gibbons.

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