NAT GEO WILD GOES ON AN EPIC ADVENTURE WITH ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY BILLY BUSH TO FIGHT ILLEGAL RHINO POACHING IN "CHASING RHINOS"
"I'm not a guy who goes on nature hikes. I hate bugs and, frankly, I'm a little scared of the dark. But the opportunity to do something real makes the risk, the fear of the unknown, all worth it." - Billy Bush
Chasing Rhinos with Billy Bush Premieres Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 9 PM ET/PT On Nat Geo WILD
(Washington, DC - September 10, 2013) Take an entertainment personality afraid of bugs, put him in the jungle in Nepal with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and embed him on the front line of rhino conservation. For Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood," it's not the typical celebrity story.
In Chasing Rhinos with Billy Bush, premiering Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD, join Bush in an awe-inspiring adventure as he takes time off from his day job (red carpet meltdowns! hookups! trendspotting!) to fight the illegal poaching of greater one-horned rhinos. He'll accompany poaching patrols; fly an unmanned aerial vehicle; and participate in a race-against-time effort to catch, collar and release a wild adult rhino. (For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NGC_PR.)
Greater one-horned rhinos are being poached, even within the borders of protected national parks guarded by armed rangers. Just over 500 of these 12-foot-long, 3-ton living tanks survive in Nepal to this day, and their numbers are threatened due to poachers who are willing to profit at the rhinos' expense. A single rhino horn can fetch more than $30,000 on the black market, which is reason enough for poachers to slaughter this rare, beautiful and powerful species. More....