Sky has announced a new documentary Save Our Wildlife for Sky Kids platforms on 9 October with the show also airing on Sky News on 2 and 3 December whilst COP 28 takes place.
Animated show, Obki, will also return for a new series.
Save Our Wildlife is a one-off special in partnership with Sky Zero that sees eight-year-old conservationist Aneeshwar Kunchala and five friends from around the world focus on the threats facing six iconic species. From elephants to Bengal tigers, green sea turtles to majestic Monarch butterflies, young viewers will find out why the populations are in decline and what can be done to save them.
Kids report from the UK, Mexico, Australia, India, Kenya, and the Arctic as they look at how animals are being looked after and protected from the effects of climate change. In the UK, kids learn about how they can protect wildlife, focusing specifically on butterflies and bees.
Obki the eco-friendly alien returns for a third season with new friends such as Lumi the Penguin and Pax the Panda, as they take on adventures as they learn how to help save the planet.
Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids at Sky UK and Ireland said: “Save Our Wildlife is an important documentary in raising awareness of climate issues and showing young people how they can help protect the environment. We’re using the power of our voice and our characters like Obki to inspire children and their families to make positive changes that will benefit the planet.”
Sky Zero is partnering with WWF to offer an online hub of resources and activities related to the wildlife from Save Our Wildlife on www.skyzero.sky/kids from 9 October.
Save Our Wildlife (1×30) was commissioned by Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids Content for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content for Sky and Ireland. The Commissioning Editor for Sky is Ian France. The documentary is produced by Fresh Start Media; Roger Farrant is Executive Producer. The documentary will be available on Sky Kids from 9 October and will air on Sky News on 2 and 3 December.
Obki Series 3 (15×2) was commissioned by Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids Content for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content for Sky and Ireland. The Commissioning Editor for Sky is Ian France. The series is produced by OBKI Productions; Amanda Evans is Executive Producer. The series will be available on Sky Kids from 27 November.
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