Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nat Geo Wild on DStv and StarSat to celebrate International Tiger Day on 29 July with 5 tiger documentaries.

With International Tiger Day taking place on 29 July, Nat Geo Wild (DStv 182 / StarSat 221) has scheduled 5 fascinating tiger documentaries that will broadcast one after another, starting at 14:04.

The tiger documentaries on Nat Geo Wild will all showcase different aspects of tigers.

Tiger of The Snow 14:04
Only about 500 Siberian tigers, one of the world's greatest cats, are thought to exist in the wild. Without human intervention to protect these animals from environmental changes, poaching and the encroachment of humankind, they may become extinct in our lifetime. 
Travel into the field with a Russian-American scientific team which documents the natural history and behavior of the Siberian tiger in its native environment.

Secrets of Wild India - Tiger Jungles 14:51
This is the real story of the jungles made famous in Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book
It is a battlefield ruled by tooth and claw, where species fight for space, water, food, and mating rights. 
This is a world that knows nothing of compassion or kindness, dominated by two of the world's top predators, the Bengal Tiger and the Indian Wild Dog.

Animal ER - Tiger Emergency 15:37
Today is a first for Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. Nia, a 6-year-old white Bengal tiger, is being brought to the Gulf Coast Veterinarian Specialists for an ovarian hysterectomy to remove her uterus and ovaries. 
A staff of doctors and technicians all work together to get Nia sedated and into surgery and complications arise while while Nia is on the operating table. After a long, tense wait, Nia wakes up from her anesthesia and makes a full recovery. 

Animal Fight Club II - Kangaroos, Tigers, Octopus 16:24
This episode reveals what happens when tropical animals turn on their own kind, bringing you closer than ever before to the toughest and meanest fights in the unforgiving tropical battlegrounds like the rookie tiger whose hunger for territory ends in fatal violence.             

Tiger on the Run 17:11              
This is a natural history documentary following a young tiger in India, that's been forced out of his home territory by another male, and has to struggle for survival. 
The film looks at the issue of habitat destruction and interaction of tigers and humans caused by the shrinking habitat.