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|Wild New World|
Series title card from US broadcast
|Also known as||Prehistoric America|
|Narrated by||Jack Fortune|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Neil Nightingale|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BBC Natural History Unit
|Original channel||BBC Two|
|Picture format||576i (16:9)|
|Original run||3 October 2002– 7 November 2002|
|Preceded by||Wild Africa|
|Followed by||Wild Down Under|
|Related shows||Monsters We Met|
Wild New World, also known as Prehistoric America, is a British documentary series about Ice Age America (United States). Like several other BBC programmes, it contains both computer graphics and real life animals. Occasionally, footage of non-American counterparts of the extinct American beasts (like the American lion and the giant American cheetah) are used in juxtaposition with footage of native American animals, like the pronghorn.
The show's episodes offer several common themes, the main one being the coming of humans to America via the Ice Age's land bridge and causing the extinction of the North American megafauna featured in the episodes. Another BBC programme, Monsters We Met picks up and elaborates on this topic in greater detail. A more recent Discovery show, Prehistoric (2009/10 show), also features scenic elements of Prehistoric America, such as the present melting away to reveal the past, as well as creatures already shown by the show, like the American Mastodon, Arctodus and Columbian Mammoth.
Prehistoric America is part of a series of BBC documentaries that also include:
The following are Walking With... series specials:
The following are similar programs, produced by the BBC:
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