Every year on the third Friday in May, communities around the world celebrate Endangered Species Day – an important date on the environmental calendar that's dedicated to the protection of threatened wild animals. Started in 2006, the day includes several special events like bird walks, nature hikes, and educational talks And we're adding a slate of top-notch viewing from our streaming channel to the list. Grab some popcorn, we've got a line-up of wildlife documentaries to keep you entertained and informed about the world's threatened species.

On the Brink

How is wildlife in India coping with all the environmental strains of the 21st century? Explorer Malaika Vaz journeys through some of the most remote areas of the Indian subcontinent, meeting conservationists and coming eye-to-eye with a variety of rare and endangered species.

Streaming free on Earth Touch TV from 4pm BST

Tiger on the Run

Forced out of his father’s territory by a rogue male, this is the story of Kumal, a young Indian tiger and his remarkable journey to adulthood in the wilds of central India. Time and space are running out, and to continue his legacy, he must find territory of his own as well as a mate. Harassed by local villagers and hampered by his poor hunting skills, Kumal is left on the brink of starvation. He must adapt quickly to a life on his own or his very survival will be at stake.

Streaming free on Earth Touch TV at 6pm BST

Sibella The Miracle Cheetah

This film documents the remarkable journey of Sibella, perhaps South Africa’s most famous cheetah. Rescued from hunters in 2002 with terrible injuries, she has successfully reared an astonishing 20 cubs since her release, contributing 3% to the wild cheetah population in South Africa.

Streaming free on Earth Touch TV at 7pm BST

Wild Dogs: Running with the Pack

Over 160 critically endangered wild dogs inhabit the Save conservancy, but this film focuses on just one of these formidable groups, known as the Pungwe pack. The story begins with the birth of 16 pups. With a lot more mouths to feed, the dogs need to be successful in their hunting endeavours. The film offers a unique perspective of life in the pack as the dogs tackle small plains game as well as taking on targets as big as wildebeest and the seemingly impossible: Cape buffalo.

Streaming free on Earth Touch TV at 8pm BST


In 1938, a living, prehistoric relic was discovered. A trawler docked in East London, South Africa with the usual catch of shark, ray and ratfish, found something unusual: a huge purple fish that seemed to have limb-like appendages instead of fins. The discovery of the coelacanth caused a sensation in the scientific world because it is the only living member of a very old group of fish, the Actinistians – sole survivors of a line of development that otherwise became extinct. Dinofish tells the story of a modern-day quest to film these denizens of the deep.

Streaming free on Earth Touch TV at 9pm BST