Extreme Survivors - S1E3
Season 1 • 44m
New Zealand's dramatic landscape is no easy ride; the islands have been violently forged by volcanism and earthquakes to create some of the most unique environments on the planet. From predators that glow in the dark to the world's most intelligent parrot, wildlife must adapt or die.
Up Next in Season 1
Island Giants - S1E5
Many of New Zealand's native animals share an unusual trait - they're living giants. These islands are home to insects that grow as big as a rats, the largest birds to ever live, carnivorous snails as big as a fist, and a two metre long lake monster that slithers across beaches - the longfin eel.
Violent Seas - S1E6
We're still unlocking the mysteries of New Zealand's oceans. The creatures that live there are hardy; survivors who have met every challenge thrown at them. With the extinction of marine dinosaurs, an evolutionary door opened to allow sharks, whales, and other creatures to thrive.
A Very Strange Parrot - S1E4
Most parrots are colourful and fly in noisy flocks, but New Zealand's kakapo breaks all the rules. It's been called the strangest parrot in the world. With only 154 kakapo left, a hardy team of researchers is attempting to preserve this dying lineage in a race against the clock.