'The Last Alaskans' series, one of the programmes that is being shown, takes an inside look at the lives of some of the few remaining Alaskans permitted to dwell within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Discovery has announced that it is airing two new TV series focussed on the environment on Animal Planet channel namely, The Last Alaskans and Lost Beasts of the Ice Age.
While The Last Alaskans has already started airing on the channel from July 4 at 11 pm UAE time, the Lost Beasts of the Ice Age will begin airing on the platform from July 27 at 10:05 pm UAE time.
The Last Alaskans series takes an inside look at the lives of some of the few remaining Alaskans permitted to dwell within the 19m acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – one of the most remote areas in the country.
Surviving 400 miles from civilisation, four families choose to live in seclusion, vast distances from each other, overcoming harsh arctic conditions, and fierce wildlife in one of the Earth’s last great wildernesses.
Heimo, Bob, Ray, Tyler and their loved ones provide a raw and unbiased exploration into the unique rituals of life in Alaska’s untouched wilderness. Changes are afoot with more family members and new territories to be explored.
Lost Beasts of the Ice Age series follows top scientists from around the world on their mission to unravel the mysteries of the ice age mega-beasts – including the fabled woolly mammoth – in the wilderness of Siberia.
These experts embark on a fascinating expedition to seek out well-preserved remains of woolly mammoths, woolly rhino, wolves and cave lions that once roamed the region. Working in tunnels dug by locals on the hunt for valuable giant mammoth tusks, their findings may reveal extraordinary new evidence that could lead us closer to answering one of the biggest mysteries of the ice age – what caused the woolly mammoth to go extinct?
Using the latest technology, the scientists’ race to unearth precious DNA from their mummified remains and find out if they could bring it back to life in a ground-breaking experiment that could change the course of history.