Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1982
Broadcast Medium: Television
Aired Mondays, after school, from January 4 to March 29, 1982. Repeated from April to June in the same year.
This half hour program was created by Gerald Durrell, naturalist, who followed up his series called The Stationary Ark, with this show. Durrell travelled to places such as Madagascar and Mauritius, to find endangered species, with a goal to breed them in captivity and release them back to their natural habitat. The show was aimed at children, but offered viewers of any age a high-quality visual experience. It used
video tape instead of film, offering a more realistic look. Lee Durrell, Gerald’s wife, also participated in the show.
It was produced by Paula Quigley and directed by Alastair Brown for Nielsen-Ferns and the CBC.
Written by John Corcelli – November, 2005