Kingdoms of the Sky

Kingdoms of the Sky

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Picture: A camel herder leads his camel train over the sand dunces in Nubra Valley, India. 

Credit: Courtesy of BBC/Alex Lanchester

This three part series tells the story of the wildlife and people of the world's greatest mountain ranges: the Rockies, the Andes, and the Himalayas.

A landmark made in conjunction with the BBC, Kingdoms of the Sky airing Wednesdays July 11-July 25, 2018 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, reveals the extraordinary animals and remarkable people who make a home on the iconic mountain ranges of the world.

The Rockies on July 11 - The Rockies stretch 3000 miles and is one of the great mountain ranges of the world. It is home to cougar, wolverine, wolves, and grizzly. Daredevil wingsuit fliers jump from high peaks and Native Americans compete in breakneck horse races.

The Himalayas on July 18 - The extraordinary wildlife and people of the Himalayas – the highest mountain range on earth. Bizarre snub-nosed monkeys live in frozen forests. Tibetan monks perform ancient rituals high in the mountains whilst snow leopards prowl the mountain sides. 

The Andes on July 25 - The extraordinary wildlife and people of the Andes. Pumas hunt guanaco, shape-shifting frogs hide in remote cloud forests and the descendants of Inca build bridges of grass. The world’s driest desert, huge salt lakes and spectacular peaks are all found in the world’s longest mountain range.