The trailer for Netflix’s new nature docuseries Our Great National Parks has been released, and its narrator and executive producer is the United States of America’s 44th president Barack Obama.
Obama will take on remote locations in the five-episode series to search for “species found nowhere else on earth.” He has been quoted calling the program a “celebration of our planet’s greatest national parks and wilderness” that features unusual creatures with extraordinary behaviors.
“When humanity started to protect these wild places, we did not realize how important they would become. They’re a haven for endangered species and a hotbed for scientific research,” Obama says in the trailer.
Obama had established and expanded protections for 550 million acres of American public lands and water during his presidential term.
Also featured in the trailer, Obama focuses on a sloth whose coat contains an entire mini biological system within it, which Obama says could help “fight cancer, malaria, and anti-resistant superbugs” and that the tree-dwelling mammal may be able to help “save us all.”
Among the locations that the series will feature are Monterey Bay, Kenya’s Tsavo National Park, the rainforests of Indonesia’s Gunung Leuser National Park, and the Chilean Patagonia.Our Great National Parks was made in collaboration with Wild Space, Higher Ground Productions, and Freeborne Media. The series will premiere all five of its 60-minute episodes on April 13.