"Frontier Earth with Dave Salmoni" on Animal Planet is a natural history series, where viewers embark on a journey to the front lines of major ecosystems, unfolding the plights of the world's most enigmatic animals. Episodes include the following:

• In "The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales," orca passionate Dr. Ingrid Visser is one of the only scientists in the world to dive with these killer whales. This film dissects her daily encounters among this complex mammal society, which is now under attack by competitive killer whales.

• In "Killer Queen," Arizona badland ants are Napoleanic; their small stature doesn't hinder them from warlike, aggressive behavior and unrivaled, nihilistic motives.

• Sweeping across the world to the Island of Komodo in the Republic of Indonesia, Salmoni presents "Dragon's Bite," where a leading scientist tracks down the Komodo dragon, the reigning lizard king with a deadly secretive, venomous bite.

• Salmoni lends his expertise in large predators to "Tiger vs. Leopard," which takes place in India's Sariska Nature Reserve, once known for its crowning efforts in tiger conversation. In 2004, poaching wiped out the tigers, and leopards moved into the territory. With a movement to reintroduce the native tigers, are the tigers able to breed a new population and claim back the territory from the leopards?

• In "Anna and the Gremlins," primatologist Anna Nekaris devotes her life to studying the elusive and highly threatened primate, the slow loris. On the outset, these creatures look like adorable characters from children's books, but discover what gives them a Jekyll-Hyde twist.

• US biologist Erik Patel is on a mission to save the Sifaka lemurs from extinction due to logging precious hardwoods used to make high-priced guitars and other luxury items. "Lemur Blues" investigates the illegal trade that's killing these lemurs.


Network: Animal Planet
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: 2012
Seasons: 1

'Frontier Earth with Dave Salmoni' Explores the Planet — The new Animal Planet series takes viewers on an off-the-beaten path tour of major ecosystems, unfolding the plights of nature's most elusive animals. Read more...

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