Episode 2 | Plains
Explore the giant herds that roam the wild grasslands of the plains. Home to the greatest gathering of animal life on the planet, they are also increasingly our bread basket — and among the most endangered places on Earth. Dr. Sanjayan follows a unique elephant conservation project in South Africa and tracks the prairies to see how Americans are saving their most-endangered mammal.
Expert Jonah Western explains to Sanjayan why cows are good for wild animals.
A Maasai warrior introduces each of his cows by name to host Sanjayan.
Castrating male reindeer helps to maintain the diversity of the tundra — but how?
Sanjayan learns about how much of Sami life remains based around old traditions.