Season 1 — Episode 7

Australia’s Red Center

The Red Center of Australia is one of the most inhospitable environments on Earth, yet it teems with an extraordinary array of wildlife — most of which is found nowhere else.

Steve Backsall shows how the secret to Australia's diversity and peculiarity is its rainforest past, long isolation, and the influence of El Nino. A small pocket of palm trees found right in the very heart of the continent is testimony to a time when it was completely covered in a vast rainforest.