Wild Indonesia (BBC Earth)

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  • 2000
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (62)

Wild Indonesia is a nature documentary television series produced by the BBC Earth, and consists of six episodes. The show was first broadcasted in 1999 and was narrated by William Hootkins and Andrew Jackson. The show covers the diverse natural landscapes of Indonesia, an archipelago of over 17,000 islands, situated in Southeast Asia. The episodes provide a detailed account of the geological history of the region, its flora and fauna, and the unique cultural heritage of the Indonesian people.

The episodes are organized thematically, with each episode exploring a specific aspect of Indonesia's natural diversity. The first episode focuses on the volcanic islands, highlighting the challenges faced by the people living in the shadow of the active volcanoes. The second episode showcases the biodiversity of Indonesia's rainforests, including the exotic species of birds, insects, and mammals that thrive within it.

The third episode highlights the marine life of Indonesia, including the incredible coral reefs that support a unique ecosystem of marine creatures. The fourth episode explores the culture of the Indonesian people and the rituals that are practiced in various parts of the country. It also showcases some of the endangered indigenous wildlife, whose habitats and livelihoods have been threatened by deforestation and urbanization.

The fifth episode explores the mammals of Indonesia, including the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra, the Komodo dragons, and the Javan rhinoceros, one of the rarest mammals in the world. The last episode takes viewers on a journey across the archipelago, showcasing the different habitats and ecosystems found in Indonesia.

The series captures the natural beauty of Indonesia with stunning visuals and is filmed in high definition. It features slow-motion sequences, time-lapse footage, and aerial shots that provide a unique perspective on the natural wonders of the region. The show's narration, provided by William Hootkins and Andrew Jackson, is informative, and they provide interesting facts about the flora and fauna of Indonesia.

Overall, Wild Indonesia is a captivating series that showcases the natural beauty and cultural diversity of Indonesia. The show provides an insight into the unique geological, biological, and cultural history of the region. It also highlights the challenges that Indonesia faces due to urbanization, deforestation, and climate change. Wild Indonesia is a must-watch for nature lovers and travelers who wish to explore the hidden treasures of Southeast Asia.

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Magical Forest
3. Magical Forest
February 6, 2000
Kangaroos in trees and flying foxes - nowhere else are there animals as weird and wonderful as in the forests of Indonesia. The forests are home to the World's largest flower, Rafflesia, and Amorphophallus, which has an 11ft flower spike. Up in the canopy are the people who live in fragile homes perched precariously in the highest branches.
Underwater Wonderland
2. Underwater Wonderland
January 30, 2000
In Indonesia's underwater wonderland, flamboyant reef fish, huge manta rays and shimmering schools of barracudas ride the strong currents that flow between the 17,000 islands that form stepping-stones between Asia and Australia. The coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea, home to huge variety of life including whale sharks and the bizarre mimic octopus. While off the island of Sulawesi, the Bajau people, known as sea gypsies, live on the water.
Island Castaways
1. Island Castaways
January 23, 2000
Indonesia was created by volcanic eruptions 150 million years ago. Today, there are 155 active volcanoes in Indonesia, and one erupts every day. Heavyweight Komodo dragons throw themselves at each other as they do battle for a mate. On Sulawesi, weird maleo birds incubate their huge eggs in hot volcanic sand and on Borneo proboscis monkeys leap across rivers, trying to avoid falling into the mouths of waiting crocodiles.
  • Premiere Date
    January 23, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (62)