"Nature's Great Race" Tells the Dangerous Story of Migration
This July, CET is airing Nature’s Great Race, a real-time show program captured to highlight the immense challenges of three groups of animals – elephants, caribou and zebra – during migration. Satellite-tracking and filming technology was used to document a showcase of the difficult in terrain and predators these animals face in their travels.
Spanning from Canada and Alaska to southern and eastern Africa, this documentary is a never-before-seen, front-row look into the ultimate test of survival. Over the next three weeks, we’ll be airing three episodes that will focus specifically on each animal group, their struggles, and their triumphs of their migration.
Episode 1: Elephants
Wednesday, July 12, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16; Tuesday, July 18, at 9pm on ThinkTV14
Follow the annual gathering of thousands of elephants in northern Kenya. From magnificent bulls to vulnerable orphans, they face deadly threats from both predators and poachers.
Episode 2: Caribou
Wednesday, July 19, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16; Tuesday, July 25, at 9pm on ThinkTV14
Join 100,000 caribou that face hungry bears and wolves, deadly frozen rivers and rugged mountains as they undertake the world’s longest land migration: 3,000 miles through the frozen Arctic wilderness of Canada and Alaska.
Episode 3: Zebra
Wednesday, July 26, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16; Tuesday, August 1, at 9pm ThinkTV14
Witness the perilous journey of thousands of zebra who face lions, wild dogs, drought and starvation as they brave a brutal Botswana wilderness and undertake Africa’s longest land migration to the rich grasslands of Nxai Pan National Park.