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INDIA - NATURE'S WONDERLAND

Pulikali tribal dancers. Liz Bonnin's love for tigers leads her to a unique celebration in southern India and some rather decorative bellies for a ritual tiger dance.
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Pulikali tribal dancers. Liz Bonnin's love for tigers leads her to a unique celebration in southern India and some rather decorative bellies for a ritual tiger dance.

Airs Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 from 10 p.m. - Midnight on KPBS TV

How does a country with a population of more than a billion people still have room for such a huge range of wildlife?

Join wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta to explore India’s natural wonders.

From tigers and gibbons to elephants and rhinos, the sacred Ganges to tea plantations, experience the subcontinent’s marvels.

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EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1 repeats Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 10 p.m. - Join a journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife. Experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India’s only ape — the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins.

Episode 2 repeats Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 11 p.m. - Continue exploring India and meet a man who spent 30 years planting his own rainforest. On the way, encounter demoiselle cranes, tahr goats, one-horned rhinos, the tiny pika and lion-tailed macaques. Witness the mass hatching of olive ridley turtles.

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INDIA - NATURE'S WONDERLAND | Official Trailer | PBS

"How does a country with a population of more than a billion people still have room for such a huge range of wildlife? Join biologist Liz Bonnin

Episode 1 Scene: Pride Under Tree | PBS

Liz Bonnin and park official Sandeep Kumar find a small pride of Asiatic lions in the Gir Forest.

Episode 1 Scene: God’s Confluence | PBS

Jon Gupta visits the official start of the River Ganges in Devpryag and takes a dip to cleanse his soul.

Episode 1 Scene: Gibbons | PBS

Freida Pinto and gibbon expert Deben Borah find a family of gibbons but when we get too close they make their feelings known.

Episode 2 Scene: Turtle Hatchlings | PBS

Jon arrives in Odisha just in time to see the first olive-ridley turtle babies emerge from their nest. But this will be the first of millions.

Episode 2 Scene: Lion-Tailed Macaque | PBS

Liz Bonnin and wildlife journalist Kalyan Varma get a shock at just how brave these rare monkeys are.

Episode 2 Scene: Ferry Ride | PBS

"Freida Pinto takes a hectic ferry trip across the Brahmaputra

CREDITS:

INDIA - NATURE'S WONDERLAND is a BBC production with PBS.

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