“In the Realm of the Red Ape,” where the orangutan shares the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra with a host of other creatures, including other primates, termites and ants. Also: symbiotic relationships between plants and animals.
A look at mammals that have adapted to life in the Himalayas includes some graphic footage of mating habits among blue sheep. Also: snow leopards, bearded vultures and Tibetan wolves, which are observed rearing their young.
The conflict between humans and wildlife in Asia, as expanding urban areas destroy natural environments, is examined by observing animals attempting to adapt to cities, including jackals and monkeys. Also: forest elephants find migration routes destroyed.
A temperate forest in Japan is observed over the course of a year. Animals living there have adapted to the changing seasons. Included: butterflies, monkeys and the Japanese dormouse. Also: flora unique to the region.
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Premiered: April 20, 1999
Premise: The unique fauna and flora of Asia are observed.