"Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers"
Premieres Sunday, April 8 at 9 PM ET/PT on Animal Planet
Nature’s majestic freshwater giants are disappearing at an alarming rate. For extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade, known for investigating stories of monstrous and mysterious fish in Animal Planet’s River Monsters, this is dramatic evidence that some of the world’s most important rivers are in trouble. Jeremy investigates the gravity of the rivers’ plight in an effort to document the damage in JEREMY WADE’S MIGHTY RIVERS.
In this new, six-part series, Jeremy sets out to examine and explore some of the planet’s largest waterways with the same immersive style that made River Monsters a global success. He’ll be taking the pulse of the Amazon, the Ganges, the Yangtze, the Mississippi, the Danube, and the Zambezi to understand how exploitation and pollution are contributing to the ruin of rivers that were once the lifeblood of communities and home to his beloved monsters.
From bustling cities to remote jungles, Animal Planet audiences will travel with Jeremy around the globe as he meets the people who live alongside these majestic rivers, hearing their stories as he unearths the truth. Armed with astonishing new evidence, Jeremy will utilize his unparalleled knowledge and experience to gather what he can about the rivers health and sustainability. Together with the people that rely on these rivers, Jeremy will prove there is hope and every act big or small can make a significant contribution to improving the health of these rivers.
“In just the last few human generations, the huge and outlandish predators that lurk in our rivers have all but disappeared. I want to find out why this is happening and what we can do about it — because we depend on water just as much as any fish. So, in these new journeys I’m not just fishing for monsters. I’m fishing for answers” said Jeremy Wade.