Animal Planet brings new series presented by Nigel Marven-

NIGEL MARVEN LIKES HIS SNAKES –ESPECIALLY THE DEADLIEST ONES!

, Animal Planet brings new series presented by Nigel Marven-
New Delhi, November , 2014: Renowned British naturalist, presenter, producer and author Nigel

Marven is back on Animal Planet with his brand new seriesDEADLIEST SNAKES WITH NIGEL

Known for his daring presenting style, Nigel will be seen tackling some of the world’s most lethal

snakes in DEADLIEST SNAKES WITH NIGEL MARVENto air every night at 9 pm starting

The series follows wildlife adventurer Nigel Marven as he counts down the ten deadliest snakes in

the USA, South Africa and Costa Rica.To make his list he’ll go anywhere and everywhere – pristine

jungles, rocky deserts, rubbish dumps or city wasteland – for pygmy rattlers he’ll even explore Cape

Canaveral. He’ll have close encounters with infamous snakes, their very names blood-chilling, like

the bushmaster, timber rattlesnake and fer-de-lance. While dodging snapping jaws and vicious

fangs to come up with his Top Ten, Nigel also meets flamboyant characters, from snake hunters, to

venom scientists and serpent worshippers. Hefinds out the damage venom can do to humans and

prey alike, whilst showcasing remarkable new behaviours, hunting, births and powerful strikes in

Nigel comes face-to-face with the deadly Costa Rican terciopelo (fer-de-lance); he describes the

difference between the Costa Rican tropical milk snake and Central American coral snake; he

Costa Rica, a Central American country has an astonishing array of animals including some really

spectacular serpents. Nigel comes up with his own list of Costa Rica’s ten deadliest snakes. His

mission is to meet them all. The top ten include some spectacular Pit Vipers. These dangerous

snakes all have vertical pupils and heat sensing pits on their faces. There’s a Rattlesnake on his list

– the Cascabel and a cousin of the Cobras. He also has the Central American Coral snake. Nigel

finds out about fangs and venom and why there are so few deaths from snakebites in Costa Rica

Nigel Marven goes to the USA to encounter some awe-inspiring venomous snakes, including

rattlers. He’s come up with his own list of the USA’s Ten Deadliest Snakes. There’ll be thrills and

spills as he counts down his deadly list. Nigel meets rattlers. The Western Diamondback and sees

how sidewinders compare to Mojaves. He’ll find rattlesnakes in the east as well as the wild west.

Nigel Marven’s quest to explore the deadliest snakes will be incomplete without going to South

Africa, a country that’s rich with snakes. There are over 170 kinds that live there. Two kinds of

Animal Planet is the world’s only brand that immerses viewers in emotional, engaging and

passionate content devoted to animals – from wildlife to pets. Animal Planet connects humans and

animals with rich, deep content and offers animal lovers access to entertainment, information and

enrichment via multiple platforms including television, online and merchandising extensions. Animal

Planet is available to 393 million subscribers worldwide. Animal Planet launched in Asia-Pacific in

1998 and is currently distributed to more than 178 million subscribers in 30 countries and territories

in the region. For more information, visit Animal Planet at asia.discovery.com.

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