A PAIR OF CHEETAHS TEAM UP TO HUNT PREY TWICE THEIR SIZE, YOUNG CHIMPS LEARN HOW TO FIND FOOD USING NEW TOOLS, THE BROWN HYENA MAKES EPIC TREKS TO THE BEACH TO FEED HER YOUNG, AND SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH STANDS WITH THE WORLD’S LAST TWO LIVING WHITE RHINOCEROS IN “AFRICA”
THE FINALE OF BBC AMERICA’S NEW SERIES
SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH AT 9:00PM ET/PT
ON BBC AMERICA, AMC, IFC AND SUNDANCETV
The season finale of Seven Worlds, One Planet airs on Saturday, February 29th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on BBC AMERICA, AMC, IFC and SundanceTV. Saturday’s season finale focuses on Africa, home to the greatest wildlife on Earth -- where chimps make tools, cheetah hunt prey twice their size, and in crystal clear freshwater lakes, devious imposters trick caring fish mothers.
Filming First: In the final epic episode of Seven Worlds, One Planet, film crews capture Sir David Attenborough in Kenya with the last two northern white rhinos on earth.
Filming Locations and Species
- Ivory Coast – Western Chimpanzee
- Malawi – Cichlid
- Kenya – Cheetah
- Zambia – Oxpecker
- Namibia – Brown Hyenas
- South Africa – Aardvark & Temmincks Pangolin
- Zimbabwe – African Elephant
- Kenya - Northern White Rhino
- Brown hyenas are one of Africa’s rarest predators, in a single day they might walk over 20 miles a day.
- Oxpeckers also eat ear wax.
- Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world, it can reach 112km/h in just three seconds.
- The Pangolin, otherwise known as the scaly anteater, is the only mammal in the world to be covered from head to toe in keratin scales (the same as human finger nails).
- Chimpanzees use tools to help them get things done.
- Chimpanzees have been known to crack open nuts with rocks, fish out insects from nests and logs using sticks, and shelter from the rain by holding up leaves like umbrellas, use moss like sponges for drinking water.
- Aardvarks are known to eat around 50,000 ants and termites in one night.
- Some African elephant sounds are so low that they are below the range of human hearing, they can also recognize over 100 different friends from their calls alone.
Following Emmy award-winning series Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II, Seven Worlds, One Planet tells the story of earth’s seven spectacular continents and how they shape the extraordinary animal behavior and biodiversity we see today. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and featuring a theme co-composed by Hans Zimmer and Jacob Shea, and series score by Jacob Shea for Bleeding Fingers Music, Seven Worlds, One Planet reveals how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there. The seven-part series marks the first time BBC Studio’s Natural History Unit has explored all the planet’s continents in a single series. Seven Worlds, One Planet is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA, Tencent Penguin Pictures, ZDF, France Télévisions and China Media Group CCTV9.