The 50-minute documentary showcasing the reality of Australia's bushfires was produced by WildBear Entertainment and brokered by Wild Thring Media.
ZDF Enterprises has secured worldwide distribution rights for the Australian documentary “Bushfire Animal Rescue” (1x50’). “Viewers will be both moved and inspired by this documentary that gives you insight, not only to the aftermath of a disastrous fire but also to what can be done in the future,” Ralf Rueckauer, Vice-President ZDFE.unscripted, said.
Produced by Australia’s leading producer of factual content WildBear Entertainment, and brokered by Wild Thring Media, in association with Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET and PBS, ZDF/ARTE, and ZDF Enterprises. The program showcases the quest to save Australia’s wildlife from some of history's largest fires.
The 50-minute documentary also follows wildlife survivors as they begin their long journeys to recovery. “Bushfire Animal Rescue” follows iconic species like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and endangered parrots through rescue, rehabilitation, and release. Remarkable tales of human compassion and dedication are also revealed along the way, and the challenge of safeguarding wildlife in a hotter future comes to the fore.
The scale of the catastrophe caused by the environmental disaster has required innovative critical thinking points from experts. Across Australia, the documentary sees human ingenuity applied to protecting fragile wildlife populations in the present and future.
Viewers will be both moved and inspired by this documentary that gives you insight, not only to the aftermath of a disastrous fire but also to what can be done in the future.” Ralf Rueckauer Vice-President, ZDFE Unscripted