Never before has there been such an insightful and timely wildlife series.
Over the last 50 million years while many large birds have disappeared, the hornbill has survived, thanks to its unique evolutionary adaptations. And in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, home to a wide array of unusual animals, the hornbill stands out as one of the most fascinating birds in the world. The birdís great size and appearance is quite striking, from the large horn covered cask sitting atop its huge bill and giving the hornbill its name to its unique colouring and long eye lashes. But the hornbillís most unusual feature is its nesting ritual. The female seals herself into a tree hollow for three to four months while her chick incubates and hatches.
The cameras of Safari tell a compelling story, never shying away from showing the whole picture. From the endearing and playful, to the unexpected and deadly;Safari provides an unflinching portrait of animals in the wild with emphasis on endangered species.
Safari is hosted by naturalist John Ross, who devoted his life to exploring the natural world and documenting its secret treasures. As a wildlife expert, he provides a unique insiderís look into the lives and behaviors of animals in the untamed reaches of the planet.