Born to be Wild S9 Ep. 68

2018 • 20 mins

The Babuyan Team has been in the field for 15 days and are stranded because of bad weather. They spend their days getting to know the locals and the islands wilder residents. Doc Nielsen meets "Tonyong Panday", a local blacksmith and go-to guy for residents who need help getting snakes out of their homes. Tonyo believes that snake bile is medicinal and often keeps the animals. Doc Nielsen helps to release the snakes back into the wild and helps the community know more about the important role snakes play in our ecosystem. Doc Ferds and his team have documented the rich biodiversity of Surigao, from its big fish to its crocodiles. But Surigao is faced with a pressing environmental issue: mining. Doc Ferds hikes to the summit of the pygmy forest to see what species may be affected by mining activities in the area.

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