American cable network Smithsonian Channel will premiere three new wildlife documentaries during its signature “Wild Wednesdays” this February.
Incredible Animal Moments will be the first to broadcast on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It chronicles amazing wildlife moments captured on high-speed cameras using macro-photography across five categories: deadly showdowns, freaks of nature, gang wars, rough romance and extreme parenting.
Then, on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Smithsonian will unveil the one-hour special Amazing Pigs (pictured), which explores the secrets behind the success of one of the smartest animals on earth, dropping in on pigs in various parts of the world.
It is a Terra Mater Factual Studios and Smithsonian Networks production, produced by Humble Bee Films. Stephen Dunleavy is executive producer for Humble Bee Films. Martin Meszaros and Sabine Holzer are executive producers for Terra Mater. Charles Poe and David Royle are executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.
Finally, Naked Mole Rats will premiere on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The film offers a glimpse into the peculiar lives of naked mole rats, a species with an inexplicably long life span, inability to get sick and almost total imperviousness to pain. The odd little rodents may indeed hold answers to age-related illness in humans.
Naked Mole Rats is produced by Taglicht Media in association with ZDF and ARTE for Smithsonian Channel. Bernd Wilting serves as executive producer for Taglicht Media, and Joy Galane and David Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.