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Encyclopedia > The Future is Wild
The Future Is Wild
Format Speculative fiction, Science fiction
Starring See Scientists below
No. of episodes 13
Production
Running time 20 – 25 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Animal Planet/Discovery Channel/BBC/Discovery Kids
Picture format Unknown
Original run 2003
External links
Official website
IMDb profile

The Future Is Wild was a 2003 joint Animal Planet/ORF (Austria) and ZDF (Germany) co-production, which used computer-generated imagery to show the possible future of life on Earth. The seven-part television series was released with a companion book written by geologist Dougal Dixon, author of several "anthropologies/zoologies of the future" such as After Man: A Zoology of the Future, in conjunction with natural history television producer John Adams. Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... The Future is Wild is about the human race ten thousand years in the future. ... Speculative fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Animal Planet, launched in 1996, is a cable and satellite television network co-owned by Discovery Communications, Inc. ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel founded by John Hendricks which is distributed by Discovery Communications. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Discovery Kids Channel is a digital cable television channel, owned by Discovery Communications (see Discovery Channel) with programming for education of children. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Animal Planet, launched in 1996, is a cable and satellite television network co-owned by Discovery Communications, Inc. ... ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk, literally Austrian Broadcasting) is the national Austrian public service broadcaster. ... Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Second German Television), ZDF, is a public service German television channel based in Mainz. ... Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ... This article is about life in general. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Dougal Dixon (born 1947) is a Scottish geologist. ...


Based on research and interviews with dozens of scientists, this documentary was put together to show how life could evolve in the future if Homo sapiens became extinct; the Discovery Channel broadcast softened the harsh outlook by stating the human race had completely migrated from the Earth and had sent back probes to examine the progress of life on Earth. The show was played out in the form of a nature documentary. For a time in 2005, a theme park based on this program was opened in Japan. Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man) is the scientific name for the human species. ... Human extinction would be the extinction of the human species, Homo sapiens. ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel founded by John Hendricks which is distributed by Discovery Communications. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Ecosystems

Twelve ecosystems were chosen at three points in time:-


5 million years' time

The world is in an ice age and there are giant seabirds and carnivorous bats. The ice sheets extended to as far south as Paris in the northern hemisphere and as far north as Buenos Aires in the southern hemisphere. The Amazon Rainforests dried up and opened into grasslands. The North American plains shrivelled to become cold desert. Africa collided with Europe and closed off the Mediterranean Sea again. With no water to replace it in the dry climate, the Mediterranean dried out into a giant salt flat dotted with brine lakes, as it has been in the past. Most of Europe became frozen tundra.
Denizens
Babookari, a ground-living New World monkey, descended from the present-day uakari.
Carakiller, a giant flightless bird of prey, descended from the present-day caracara.
Cryptile, a frilled lizard that inhabits salt flats and has a sticky frill.
Deathgleaner, a giant carnivorous bat.
Gannetwhale, a seal-like seabird, descended from the present-day gannet.
Gryken, a slender terrestrial mustelid, descended from the present-day pine marten.
Rattleback, an armoured rodent, descended from the present-day paca.
Desert Rattleback, related to the rattleback.
Scrofa, a rock-dwelling boar.
Shagrat, a giant marmot which lives in herds and migrates with the seasons in northern Europe.
Snowstalker, a giant saber-toothed wolverine.
Spink, a small burrowing bird, descended from the present-day quail.

Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... The Sooty Tern is highly aerial and marine and will spend years flying at sea without returning to land. ... Carnivorism redirects here. ... “Chiroptera” redirects here. ... This article is about water ice. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Map of the Amazon rainforest ecoregions as delineated by the WWF. Yellow line encloses the Amazon rainforest. ... The Konza tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... This article is about arid terrain. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Mediterranean redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tundra (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Families Cebidae Aotidae Pitheciidae Atelidae The New World monkeys are the four families of primates that are found in Central and South America: the Cebidae, Aotidae, Pitheciidae and Atelidae. ... Type Species Simia melanocephalus Humboldt, 1812 Species Cacajao melanocephalus Cacajao calvus Uakari is the common name for the New World monkeys of the genus Cacajao. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Orders Accipitriformes     Cathartidae     Pandionidae     Accipitridae     Sagittariidae Falconiformes     Falconidae A bird of prey or raptor is a bird that hunts its food, especially one that preys on mammals or other birds. ... Genera Daptrius Phalcoboenus Polyborus Milvago Caracaras are birds of prey in the family Falconidae. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Binomial name Chlamydosaurus kingii John Edward Gray, 1827 The Frill-necked Lizard, or Frilled Lizard also known as the Frilled Dragon, (Chlamydosaurus kingii) is so called because of the large ruff of skin which usually lies folded back against its head and neck. ... Portrait of a woman wearing a heavily ruffled cap, 1789 . In sewing and dressmaking, a ruffle or frill is a strip of fabric, lace or ribbon tightly gathered or pleated on one edge and applied to a garment, bedding, curtain or other textile as a form of trimming. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... “Chiroptera” redirects here. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Families Odobenidae Otariidae Phocidae Pinnipeds (fin-feet, lit. ... For other uses, see Gannet (disambiguation) Species Morus bassanus Morus capensis Morus serrator Synonyms Moris Gannets are seabirds in the family Sulidae, closely related to the boobies. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Subfamilies Lutrinae Melinae Mellivorinae Taxidiinae Mustelinae Mustelidae is a family of carnivorous mammals. ... Binomial name Martes martes (Linnaeus, 1758) This article is about the European Pine Marten. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Suborders Sciuromorpha Castorimorpha Myomorpha Anomaluromorpha Hystricomorpha Rodentia is an order of mammals also known as rodents, characterised by two continuously-growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws which must be kept short by gnawing. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1766) For the village in Slovakia see Pača The Paca (Agouti paca), also known as the Spotted Paca, is a large rodent found in tropical and sub-tropical America, from East-Central Mexico to Paraguay. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Species See text. ... A herd of Wildebeest A gaggle of Canada geese For other uses, see Herd (disambiguation). ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Genera Coturnix Anurophasis Perdicula Ophrysia † See also Pheasant, Partridge, Grouse Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds in the pheasant family Phasianidae, or in the family Odontophoridae. ...

100 million years' time

The world is very hot, octopuses have come onto land, and there are enormous tortoises. Much of the land is flooded by shallow seas. The surrounding land has become brackish swamps. Antarctica has drifted towards the tropics, and once again it is covered with trees, as it was 300 million years before. Australia has collided with North America and Asia, forcing up an enormous, 10-kilometre-high mountain plateau taller than the modern Himalayas.
Denizens
Falconfly, a giant predatory wasp.
Grass Tree, a species of plant in the Great Plateau that is harvested by Silver Spiders to feed the Poggles.
Great Blue Windrunner, a giant four-winged bird: its legs have flight feathers on and can act as gliding surfaces.
Lurkfish, a giant big-mouthed electric fish.
Ocean Phantom, a giant jellyfish.
Poggle, the last mammal.
Reef Glider, a swimming sea slug.
Roachcutter, a swift jungle bird.
Silver Spider, a large colonial spider.
Spindle Trooper, a giant sea spider. They live in Ocean Phantoms, which they defend against enemies.
Spitfire Bird, a species of flutterbird which spits corrosive liquid.
False Spitfire Bird, a species of bird that resembles the Spitfire Bird, but is harmless.
Spitfire Beetle, a cooperative predatory beetle which preys on Spitfire Birds.
Spitfire Tree, a flowering tree that makes two chemicals collected by the Spitfire Birds, which in the process pollinates the tree.
Swampus, a terrestrial octopus.
Toraton, a giant tortoise, grows to 120 tons.
Map of the potential layout of the future world (~200 million years hence)
Map of the potential layout of the future world (~200 million years hence)

For other uses, see Octopus (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tortoise (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... This snapping turtle is trying to make a meal of a Canada goose, but the goose is too wary. ... For other uses, see Wasp (disambiguation). ... Species see text Xanthorrhoea is a genus of flowering plants native to Australia and a member of family Xanthorrhoeaceae. ... The Silver Spider is a fictional species of spider created for the film The Future is Wild. ... The Poggle The Poggle is a fictional mammal created for the film The Future is Wild. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Bold text For other uses, see Jellyfish (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria Mammals (class Mammalia) are warm-blooded, vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of sweat glands, including milk producing sweat glands, and by the presence of: hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Sea slug can mean: (in zoology, strict sense): animals of the order Opisthobranchia, or specifically: Nudibranch (often in literature, for example as the what ever translation of the Japanese namako): Holothurian Sea Slug anti-aircraft missile as formerly used by the Royal Navy Category: ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... For other uses, see Spider (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Families may not be a complete list: Ammotheidae Austrodecidae Callipallenidae Colossendeidae Nymphonidae Phoxichilidiidae Pycnogonidae Rhynchothoracidae Endeididae Sea spiders, also called Pantopoda or pycnogonids, are marine arthropods of class Pycnogonida. ... The Ocean Phantom The Ocean Phantom is a fictional creature which scientists from The Future is Wild hypothesize may evolve within in 100 million years. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... The Flutterbirds are a group of birds invented for the television program The Future is Wild. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... For other uses, see Octopus (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... For other uses, see Tortoise (disambiguation). ... Look up ton in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 173 pixelsFull resolution (2487 × 537 pixels, file size: 103 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) = This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 173 pixelsFull resolution (2487 × 537 pixels, file size: 103 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) = This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company...

200 million years' time

The world is recovering from a mass extinction caused by a flood basalt eruption almost as large in size as the one that created the Siberian Traps. Fish have taken to the skies, squid to the forests and the world's largest ever desert is filled with strange worms and insects. All the continents have collided into one another and fused into a single supercontinent, a second Pangaea. Unlike the cephalopods of 100 million years ago, such as the Swampus, which were amphibious, the cephalopods this day, such as the megasquid, no longer have to return to the water to live. At this time, mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians are all gone.
Denizens
Bumblebeetle, a flying insect which lives and breeds inside the carcasses of dead Flish.
Deathbottle, a carnivorous plant, residing in the Rainshadow Desert.
Desert Hopper, a hopping snail with a modified single foot.
Forest Flish, a bird-like fish that no longer lives in the oceans, but instead flies like birds.
Flish, another type of Flish that relies on the ocean more than the Forest Flish.
Garden Worm, an algae-filled worm that feeds only on sunlight.
Megasquid, an elephant-sized omnivorous terrestrial squid. Its 8 arms have evolved into walking legs like an elephant's. It uses its two long tentacles for feeding.
Rainbow squid, a giant chameleonic squid.
Sharkopath, a bioluminescent pack-hunting shark.
Silverswimmer, fish-sized neotenous crustaceans.
Slickribbon, a cave-dwelling predatory worm.
Slithersucker, a giant slime mold.
Squibbon, a terrestrial tree-swinging squid. Relatively intelligent; the likeliest ancestor for future sapient life.
Terabyte, a colonial termite that has become highly specialized.
Gloomworm, a primitive bacteria-eating worm.

An extinction event (also extinction-level event, ELE) is a period in time when a large number of species die out. ... Moses Coulee showing multiple flood basalt flows of the Columbia River Basalt Group. ... The Siberian Traps (Russian: ) form a large igneous province in Siberia. ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Squid (disambiguation). ... In geology, a supercontinent is a land mass comprising more than one continental core, or craton. ... Pangaea Ultima (also Neopangaea, or Pangaea II) is a possible future supercontinent configuration, which, consistent with the supercontinent cycle, may occur within the next 250 million years. ... Orders Sepiida Sepiolida Spirulida Teuthida Octopoda Vampyromorphida Nautilida The Cephalopods (head-foot) are the mollusc class Cephalopoda characterized by bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and a modification of the mollusc foot into the form of arms or tentacles. ... Orders Subclass Monotremata Monotremata Subclass Marsupialia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Subclass Placentalia Xenarthra Dermoptera Desmostylia Scandentia Primates Rodentia Lagomorpha Insectivora Chiroptera Pholidota Carnivora Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Cetacea Afrosoricida Macroscelidea Tubulidentata Hyracoidea Proboscidea Sirenia The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals primarily characterized by the presence of mammary... Orders  Crocodilia - Crocodilians scary crocodiles. ... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Amphibian (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... For other uses, see Snail (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... For other uses, see Worm (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... Omnivores are organisms that consume both plants and animals. ... For other uses, see Squid (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism as the result of a chemical reaction during which chemical energy is converted to light energy. ... For other uses, see Shark (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Neoteny describes a process by which paedomorphism is achieved, and is a subject studied in the field of developmental biology. ... For the Dutch band, see Crustacean (band). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ... Sapience is the ability of an organism or entity to act with intelligence. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Families Mastotermitidae Kalotermitidae Termopsidae Hodotermitidae Rhinotermitidae Serritermitidae Termitidae Termites, sometimes known as white ants, are a group of social insects usually classified at the taxonomic rank of order Isoptera. ... This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ...

Episode List

Although there are presumably many thousands of different species around at each point in the future, each episode generally focuses on just one food chain.

  1. Welcome to the Future (a brief summary of the coming episodes)
  2. Return of the Ice (5 million years time, in the new frozen wastes of Europe)
  3. The Vanished Sea (5 million years time, in the Mediterranean salt desert)
  4. Prairies of Amazonia (5 million years time, in the grasslands where the Amazon Rainforest once existed)
  5. Cold Kansas Desert (5 million years time, in North America)
  6. Waterland (100 million years time, in the swamps of Bengal)
  7. Flooded World (100 million years time, in the shallow seas)
  8. Tropical Antarctica (100 million years time, in an Antarctica which is now on the equator)
  9. The Great Plateau (100 million years time, in an area that was once Tibet)
  10. The Endless Desert (200 million years time, in the vast desert of central Pangaea)
  11. The Global Ocean (200 million years time, in, the ocean of the world)
  12. Graveyard Desert (200 million years time, in a rainshadow desert)
  13. The Tentacled Forest (200 million years time, in the rainforest)

For the song Welcome to the Future by Hawkwind, see Space Ritual Welcome to the Future is the first episode in the documentary series The Future Is Wild. ... Return of the Ice is the second episode in the documentary series The Future is Wild. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Vanished Sea is the third episode in the documentary series The Future is Wild. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... Prairies of Amazonia is the fourth episode in the documentary series The Future is Wild. ... Map of the Amazon rainforest ecoregions as delineated by the WWF. Yellow line encloses the Amazon rainforest. ... Cold Kansas Desert is the fifth episode in the documentary series The Future is Wild. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Waterland is the sixth episode in the documentary series The Future is Wild. ... For other uses, see Bengal (disambiguation). ... Flooded World is the seventh episode in the documentary series The Future Is Wild. ... Tropical Antarctica is the eighth episode in the documentary series The Future Is Wild. ... World map showing the equator in red In tourist areas, the equator is often marked on the sides of roads The equator marked as it crosses Ilhéu das Rolas, in São Tomé and Príncipe. ... The Great Plateau is the ninth episode in the documentary series The Future Is Wild. ... This article is about historical/cultural Tibet. ... The Endless Desert is the tenth episode in the documentary series The Future Is Wild. ... This article is about arid terrain. ... The Global Ocean is the eleventh episode in the documentary series The Future Is Wild. ... Animated map exhibiting the worlds oceanic waters. ... Graveyard Desert is the twelfth episode in the documentary series The Future Is Wild. ... A Rainshadow is an area which is unusally dry due to nearby geographic features. ... The Tentacled Forest is the thirteenth and final episode in the documentary series The Future Is Wild. ... The Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia. ...

DVD product information

The series was released on three DVDs. The first DVD in the series includes episodes 1-5, the second includes episodes 6-9, and the third includes episodes 10-13. The three DVDs have also been released together as a set.


Both the DVD singles and the 3-DVD set are available for DVD regions one and two. Although the singles are available for region four, the 3-DVD set is not. Magna Pacific, the company contracted to market the Future is Wild series to Australasia, originally planned to release the 3-DVD set in May. When asked in December 2005, the Executive Director of Magna Pacific stated, "We have this scheduled for a May release." However, when asked again in August 2006, the National Marketing Manager of Magna Pacific announced, "Unfortunately the 3-DVD set of Future is Wild has been withdrawn from release, the singles will continue to be available but plans for the release of the 3-DVD set have been placed on hold with no future date set at this stage." Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ...


Scientists

Scientists involved in the project

Zoology (Greek zoon = animal and logos = word) is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A paleontologist carefully chips rock from a column of dinosaur vertebrae. ... Paleornithology is the scientific study of bird evolution and fossil birds. ... Dougal Dixon (born 1947) is a Scottish geologist. ... The Geologist by Carl Spitzweg A geologist is a contributor to the science of geology, studying the physical structure and processes of the Earth and planets of the solar system (see planetary geology). ... Professor Richard A. Fortey FRS (born 1946 in London) is a British paleontologist and writer, formerly a Merit Researcher at the Natural History Museum in London. ... William F. Gilly is a biologist specializing in the study of cephalopods. ... Cell biology (cellular biology) is an academic discipline which studies the physiological properties of cells, as well as their behaviours, interactions, and environment; this is done both on a microscopic and molecular level. ... Views of a Fetus in the Womb, Leonardo da Vinci, ca. ... Marine biology is the study of animal and plant life within saltwater ecosystems. ... Stephen Harris is a British record producer. ... In zoology, mammalogy is the study of mammals – a class of vertebrates with characteristics such as homeothermic metabolism, fur, four-chambered hearts, and complex nervous systems. ... Herpetology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of reptiles and amphibians including their classification, ecology, behavior, physiology, anatomy, and paleontology. ... Palaeogeography (sometimes spelled paleogeography) is the study of the ancient geologic environments of the Earths surface as preserved in the stratigraphic record. ... Biomechanics is the research and analysis of the mechanics of living organisms or the application and derivation of engineering principles to and from biological systems. ... Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... Paleobotany (from the Greek words paleon = old and votany = plant) is the branch of paleontology dealing with the recovery and identification of plant remains from geological contexts, and their use in the reconstruction of past environments. ... Paleoclimatology is the study of climate change taken on the scale of the entire history of the Earth. ...

Children's Series

In October 2007 Discovery Kids began airing a children's version of the show. It features four teenagers who study the future of the earth to find a new habitat for humanity, while learning about the futuristic creatures who inhabit it. The cartoon is made in CGI animation and is set for 26 episodes. The cartoon was developed by Nelvana Animation, and was directed by Mike Fallows. Characters and creatures were designed by Brett Jubinville. CGI may mean: Computer-generated imagery, a film-making technology Common Gateway Interface, a technology used in web servers CGI.pm, a Perl module used for dealing with it CGI Group, a Canadian headquartered information management company (formerly ) Computer graphics interface, a low-level interface between the Graphical Kernel System... Nelvana Limited is a Canadian entertainment company, founded in 1971, that is well-known for its work in childrens animation, among many things. ...


Episode list

  1. Electric Fisherman: The crew must lure and use a lurkfish to jump start the time flyer or get stuck in the Bengal swamp, 100 million years in the future.
  2. Extreme Bird Watching: Ethan goes alone bird watching in an Antarctic rain forest, which has horrific consequences.
  3. Sky High Anxiety: CG tries to launch a weather station 100 million years in the future, but a great blue windrunner crashes into it and now they must find a way to take care of both her and her chicks.)
  4. Toratonnage: While the crew's time flyer is stuck in mud, Luis stays to try to fix it while the rest of them investigate an unusual heat source.
  5. Think Big: The crew accidentally knock a Toraton mom on her back and Luis becomes a de-facto parent to a pair of Toraton infants.
  6. Squibbon See, Squibbon Do: While the crew is in the Bengal swamp 100 million years in the future, the always playful Squibbon runs off with the telecommunicator key which is the only way CG can communicate with her father.
  7. A Poggle's Not a Pet...Yet: Emily attempts to do some girl bonding with CG in the Great Plateau 100 million years in the future, but they wind up in a situation where they're really going to be closer than ever.

See also

This is a list of possible species postulated in the 2003 Animal Planet/ORF and ZDF series The Future Is Wild. ... Future Evolution (2001, ISBN 0716734966) is a book written by paleontologist Peter Ward and illustrated by Alexis Rockman. ... Human extinction would be the extinction of the human species, Homo sapiens. ...

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