Nature: Big Little Journeys

Nature: Big Little Journeys

Small animals, even tiny ones, sometimes have to make epic journeys to find a home or a mate. Meet six heroic, tiny travelers in Nature: Big Little Journeys, premiering Wednesdays, January 10 through 24, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16 and Mondays, January 15 through 29, at 8pm on ThinkTV14.

Working with scientists and conservationists around the world and using the latest camera technology, this series captures insights into the lives of the small but mighty. While the distances may not seem monumental to us, to these little creatures the journey is monumental. Grasses appear like skyscrapers, mounds become mountains and raindrops fall as big as cars.

Tune in or stream the three-part mini series to meet a turtle, a bushbaby, a pangolin, a lion tamarin, a water vole and a chameleon as they risk it all to complete big journeys against the odds.

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Here’s a little more about each of the three episodes:

Episode One: Home

Wednesday, January 10, at 8pm on CET / ThinkTV16
Monday, January 15, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

In Canada, a walnut-sized turtle ventures through a forest of giants, dodging huge trucks along the highway. The newly hatched turtle is in search of the lake where she will spend the next 50 years of her life. In South Africa, a young bushbaby is expelled by his family and must journey into the unknown to find a new home. He is drawn toward the lights of the human world in the city of Pretoria.

Episode Two: Survival

Wednesday, January 17, at 8pm on CET / ThinkTV16
Monday, January 22, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

In Taiwan, a Formosan pangolin travels through a towering land to find a mate in a protected forest. The lonely male encounters dangerous and strange characters along the way, from a cobra to a Formosan moon bear. In Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, a family of golden-headed lion tamarins journey to a land of plenty in their search of food and face an ocelot and a monkey-eating harpy eagle in their path.

Episode Three: Bloodlines

Wednesday, January 24, at 8pm on CET / ThinkTV16
Monday, January 29, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

In Madagascar’s Kirindy Forest, a matchstick-sized chameleon goes on an epic journey through high trees and ground floors to find a mate and lay eggs before it’s too late. A water vole in the Scottish Highlands swims a lake, climbs a waterfall and scales a mountain to find a suitor and a place to raise her pups.

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