Premieres Monday, March 12, 2012, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Peering over the North Rim of Arizona’s Grand Canyon into a mile-deep chasm that stretches 18 miles across, Casey begins his trek into the Southwest desert of the United States. Trailhead signs warn unprepared hikers of death from dehydration, exposure and exhaustion, but life in the desert is no picnic for the animals that live here, either. The plants and animals in this landscape have evolved to respond to the unique demands of the desert. Observing condors, rare Kaibab squirrels, tree frogs, rattlesnakes and chuckwalla lizards in their natural habitat, Casey discovers there is a lot to be learned from the animals’ physical and behavioral adaptations. He also has a rare opportunity to work with endangered species, including a Mexican gray wolf he releases into the wild.
Video “Casey and the Condor” – From the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Casey Anderson spots one of the most endangered and iconic american birds, the California Condor.