Last Chance to See Poster

(2009– )

Episode List


Season 1

6 Sep. 2009
Amazonian Manatee
In a new approach to help end hunting of the Amazonian manatee, a research project is working with traditional hunting communities to rescue and release injured manatees back into the wild. It's hoped that while this will only affect a small number of animals directly, it may help to change attitudes towards them and effect a more profound change. Though no one knows for sure, there are believed to be only a few thousand manatees left in the Amazon basin. One individual at the rescue centre is weighed and measured to see if he's big enough to be released - no mean ...
13 Sep. 2009
Northern White Rhino
Mark and Stephen came in search of northern white rhino, but they were too late. Thankfully, lessons have been learned from the extinction that might mean the black rhino will not be allowed to dwindle into extinction. A relocation project for some of the remaining individuals is underway in Kenya. Rhino from Nairobi National Park are released into a 90,000 hectare conservancy, and although the area is fenced and protected, it's the closest the rhinos can get to a wild existence. Radio transmitters fitted into the relocated rhinos' horns allow the rangers to track the...
20 Sep. 2009
One of almost a 100 species of lemur, the dancing sifaka has an extraordinary and unusal gait when they are forced to come out of the trees and move about on the ground.
27 Sep. 2009
Komodo Dragon
On a journey through Malaysia and Indonesia to track down the deadly Komodo dragon, the travellers help to release turtles into the wild and encounter one of the deadliest snakes on earth.
4 Oct. 2009
The first nest of the season is an exciting time for the scientists of the island. Mark has been to see it without Stephen and reports back saying it was the highlight of the trip. Under the roots of a tree, Lisa the kakapo sits on her nest and will be monitored by the researchers with remote cameras until the eggs hatch. The parrot appears to have no sense of danger with all the disturbance around her as the monitoring equipment is set up. Mark finds it poignantly sad that these birds are so trusting, given their precarious status. But, after the best season on ...
17 Oct. 2009
Blue Whale
The San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, is the mid-point in a 10,000 mile long migration route for the grey whale - one of the longest migrations of all mammals. They come here to mate, give birth and raise their calves in the safety of the lagoon. Because they come here every year at the same time, it is one of the most guaranteed wildlife spectacles. However, this regularity was a problem in the past when whalers used this to their advantage, killing thousands every year. Now protected, the grey whale numbers have begun to recover.

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