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Wild Metropolis

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Discover the extraordinary animals adapting to life in the world’s most loved cities, and witness the remarkable ways they meet the challenges of surviving in the newest habitat on the planet.

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About the Show

Wild Metropolis is a three-part natural history series revealing the world’s most extraordinary wildlife living in the newest and fastest changing habitat on the planet: cities. While most of us imagine cities to be concrete jungles devoid of nature, for animals of all shapes and sizes they are just a new habitat filled with new and surprising opportunity.

With similar needs to humans, these wild animals face similar challenges, and like us, if they play their cards right, they can find everything they need to survive in the city. This innovative series features a diverse cast of animals that are adjusting to this new world better than could have been predicted, not only applying their natural born skills and abilities to life in the city, but also making amazing physical or behavioral adaptations.

With an emphasis on beauty and the highest cinematographic standards this definitive series on urban wildlife behavior follows animals at critical times of their lives, and showcases the urban world with the same epic scale, ambition and techniques used to film the natural world.

From humpback whales breaching in New York’s Hudson Bay to huge colonies of mega-bats in Adelaide; from African penguins nesting in Cape Town to Burmese pythons living on the streets of Bangkok, experience our most-loved and familiar cities through fresh eyes – the eyes of the animals that live in them, and discover a wilder side to a world we think we know.

Episode 1 | Residents

From pythons in Bangkok to otters in Singapore, cities may seem unlikely havens for wildlife, but for animals able to adapt, the urban world is filled with opportunity.

Episode 2 | Commuters

In a modern migration, animals travel in and out of cities to find food, shelter or to start a family. See if the secret to success in a fast-changing world is commuting.

Episode 3 | Survivors

As the urban world grows animals are displaced from land that belonged to them. From herons to humpback whales, follow the captivating stories of wild survivors.

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