2014

1 x 90 minutes
1 x 60 minutes

The End of the Wild / Saving Africa's Giants with Yao Ming

Yao Ming is a world-renowned NBA basketball star and a hero in his home country of China. Now Ming tackles the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade in Africa, which is being driven by an unprecedented demand in South East Asia and China. As Ming travels across the African savannah to see elephants and rhinos in the wild, he learns about the tragedies of poaching. He visits some of the last of the northern white rhinos; a species that has been poached to the edge of extinction. Yao meets anti-poaching teams who regularly risk their lives to protect these species. The butchered carcasses of the daily poaching victims drives home the uncertain future for the orphaned babies left behind. Yao Ming’s journey to Africa is life changing for him. But can one man convince one billion countrymen to stop the slaughter?

Produced by NHNZ and WildAid in association with CCTV9 and Animal Planet

Production

Judith Curran

Executive Producer & Writer

Judith Curran

Andrew Waterworth

Head of Production

Andrew Waterworth

Kyle Murdoch

Executive in Charge of Production

Kyle Murdoch

Craig Meade

Writer

Craig Meade

Dayle Spavins

Production Manager

Dayle Spavins

Lemuel Lyes

Archive Producer

Lemuel Lyes

Stacey Hertnon

Sound Operator Post

Stacey Hertnon

The End of the Wild / Saving Africa's Giants with Yao Ming
The End of the Wild / Saving Africa's Giants with Yao Ming
The End of the Wild / Saving Africa's Giants with Yao Ming
The End of the Wild / Saving Africa's Giants with Yao Ming
The End of the Wild / Saving Africa's Giants with Yao Ming