Two in the Bush: First Steps in a Jungle
Also known as: Programme 1
Two in the Bush follows intrepid conservationist, wildlife lover and award-winning novelist Gerald Durrell as he embarks on an extended animal collecting trip in Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. A powerful conservation piece, Durrell and his first wife Jacquie track down a whole host of endangered species, providing an insight into these rare creatures while stressing the need to protect both them and their habitat.
With a wealth of wildlife co-existing within its boundaries, the couple explores the vast Taman Negara National Park that dominates the peninsular Malaysia. Through the world renowned cinematography of the BBC's Natural History Unit, First Steps in a Jungle brings to life the diversity of both the creatures and the land. Indian elephants roam through huge expanses, agile flying foxes traverse the forest canopies and gibbons showcase their speedy brachiation.
The first of seven episodes, First Steps in a Jungle is an engaging, emotive account of a fragile habitat struggling to survive. Passionate about wildlife preservation, Durrell used Two in the Bush to highlight conservation issues and bring them to the attention of the nation.