by lynn
Categories: Animals.

Jack Osbourne, Graham Norton, and Will Young are just a few of the celebrities who will be part of Saving Planet Earth, a new BBC series about animal conservation. They’ll be joining Sir David Attenborough and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh.

The series will consist of a total of nine documentaries which highlight the plight of endangered animals like the orangutan and the tiger, and will also feature British celebrities going on expeditions with conservation groups.

Ethiopian wolves – Graham Norton reveals that Ethiopian wolves’ numbers are being threatened by domestic dogs;

Elephants – Jack Osbourne finds that Namibian elephants are in competition with man for food and water;

Gorillas – Will Young finds out about the problems faced by lowland gorillas who are hunted for bushmeat and whose habitat, in Gabon, is being destroyed by logging.

Jack Osbourne, who’d have believed it? I don’t know a whole lot about him apart from what I’ve seen of him in The Osbournes, his stint in rehab, and his incredible weight loss, so I was surprised at his involvement in this project. But for all I know, he could have been a hardcore conservationist all his life. It’s great to find out he’s working on something like this.