“Planet Earth 2”: What to Expect When the New Series Hits the Small Screen

The new Planet Earth is set to debut Jan. 28 in the U.S., but is already catching the attention of viewers in the UK, who got to see the show Nov. 6.

Each episode takes viewers through different wildlife habitats, rare creatures and plant species, explaining how the animals in each of these habitats survive.

The episodes developed in filming from nine to 12 different destinations, and include many previously discovered, or unknown species.

Episode one focuses on different remote islands such as the Galapagos Islands, featuring marine iguanas and snake species’, and the Zavodovski Islands is home to over 1.5 million chinstrap penguins.

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Meanwhile, the Escudo Islands in Panama highlights the pygmy three-toed sloth, which was identified as a unique species only 15 years ago, in 2001. Additionally, the Rinca Islands in Indonesia featured the largest lizard on earth, the Komodo dragon.

Episode two, “Mountains,” highlighted mountain ranges from the Himalayas, the French Alps, Canada and the U.S., with fascinating coverage of animals such as grizzly bears, snow leopards, bobcats and even golden eagles.

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Episode three, “Jungles,” took viewers through the depths of forests and jungles from Brazil to Costa Rica, and over toward Indonesia. The show shared the life of ninja frogs, the world’s largest flying lemur, different fungi and plants, jaguars and even glow-in-the-dark creatures and plant specimen.

There are a total of six episodes in the series, and it’s newest episode, premiering Sunday, will feature deserts. According to BBC Planet Earth 2 online, the episode will journey through various deserts and show the harsh living conditions animals endure in their everyday lives.

The final two episodes are about Grasslands and Cities. Although the series is not available in the U.S. until January, there are still ways to watch online in the meantime. To learn more facts, or about Planet Earth 2‘s filming and information, visit BBC’s website.