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Expeditions into the Animal Kingdom  (1965)

Also known as: Expeditionen ins Tierreich
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Expeditionen ins Tierreich (Expeditions into the Animal Kingdom) was a hugely popular, long running German natural history programme. Teaching a whole generation about the wonders of nature, it was presented by world-renowned wildlife filmmaker Heinz Sielmann. Primarily a zoologist and naturalist, he travelled all over the world working with an assortment of creatures, and each episode introduces another topic in his varied research.

Produced for NDR, a television station in Northern Germany, Sielmann’s friendly demeanour and appealing personality meant that he quickly became a household name. Hugely educational, Expeditionen ins Tierreich aroused the nation’s curiosity in the animal kingdom.

Heinz stopped presenting the series in 1991, and since then Expeditionen ins Tierreich has had continued success, and still produces more than 20 films every year.

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Heinz Sielmann
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