'BBC Earth: Wild Metropolis'
(DVD / PG / 2019 / PBS)
Overview: Examine the world's most extraordinary wildlife living in the newest and fastest changing habitat on the planet - cities.
This innovative 3-part series features a diverse cast of animals that are adjusting to this new world better than we could have predicted, not only applying their natural born skills and abilities to life in the city, but also making amazing physical or behavioral adaptations.
DVD Verdict: From humpback whales breaching in New York's Hudson Bay to huge colonies of mega-bats in Adelaide; from penguins nesting in Cape Town to Burmese pythons living on the streets of Bangkok, 'Wild Metropolis' explores 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!
Broken into 3 episodes - Residents, Commuters and Survivors - 'BBC Earth: Wild Metropolis' (a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production for BBC and PBS, co-produced by Tencent Penguin Pictures) shows us that as cities grow at a pace, wild animals and people are living cheek by jowl more than ever before.
These extraordinary animals are adapting to life in the world’s most loved cities, and so through the lens we get to witness "first hand" the remarkable ways they meet the challenges of surviving in the newest habitat on the planet.
At times engrossing, at others mystifying as to how we have allowed this to happen, 'BBC Earth: Wild Metropolis' is a wonderous, and entertaining, if not starkly eye-opening look at a world that is evolving around us and yet one that we rarely see on a daily basis. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.