Just saw the announcement today on Nat Geo Wild. Just yesterday we bought the GMM-Z box that includes Nat Geo Wild. The box cost us 1000 baht, no additional or monthly costs. Though, you need a dish on your roof (do you call those things like that in English?...) We already had one from DTV.
I like Nat Geo Wild. My family back home has it, and even though they tend to show a bit too many advertisements (which are mostly for their own upcoming shows), at least they focus purely on animals. Most of the other channels tend to do more and more other stuff that made me loose interest.
I don't watch much TV at all, but with this special coming up I hope I'll get to see it.
I think it's worth looking at that GMM-Z box. This series alone could be worth spending 1000 baht, haha.
In the trailer I saw lots of interesting animals coming by. Pileated Gibbon, Slow Loris, Great Hornbill and more. I'm very curious what they will show.
It remembers me of a question I had.
When visiting Pangsida I've heard Pileated Gibbons calling, but always too far to track them down. I was wondering if there are White-handed gibbons over there? I actually thought Khao Yai is the most Eastern part of the White-handed Gibbon range, but I'm not sure.
And on the sign at the watching tower they wrote Langurs visit the saltlick. So there are langurs? Did anyone see them there, do you know where to find them?
I had a hard time finding any primates, though on the last 2 days saw a male Pig-tail Macaque crossing, and I've heard them fighting in the forest. And there was one at the Pangsida waterfall. Which might be there more often, though I just did not spend much time there.
Pileated is never an easy species to spot. Have seen them in Khao Yai, even the families that consist of both species, White-handed & Pileated. But takes quite a bit of effort, or luck ;). And in many cases they are very shy and you don't get to see them well. Have never managed to get a picture of the Pileated that I was really happy with. Keep trying.
The roadsides in Pangsida don't seem to be very gibbon friendly. Mostly lined by secondary growth. No places where they can cross, unless coming down to the ground, something they rarely do as far as I know; never seen it.
I do hope that they do not concentrate solely on the North. Too many programmes completely ignore the fact that there is Thailand south of Kaeng Krachan, and not just the diving! Living on the Peninsular, I often feel left out!