Indian Wildlife Enthusiasts – Ben & Louise Rescue Snakes In Goa
National Geographic has been at the forefront in bringing adventure-based content that provides viewers with unique insights into the world of wild and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. Keeping with this philosophy and bringing in a spirit of adventure, thrill and adoration for wild animals, National Geographic in India has announced a fresh season of its thrilling wildlife television series- ‘Snakes SOS: Goa’s Wildest’, with the power couple- Ben and Louise, who are all set to re-embark on a quest to rescue some of the wildest snake species in the most unusual situations across Goa.
Premiering on television this August 20th, 2022, at 2.00 pm, the series will follow the lives of Benhail Antao and Louise Remedios, who are luxurious wedding planners by profession and wildlife rescuers by passion and capture some of their riveting snake rescue operations in Goa. The duo will be seen battling the Goan heat and racing across the city to rescue some of the wildest reptiles that are seen crawling in the city. The 10-part series will give viewers an up-close and personal experience of the techniques used by the duo in action, showcasing the challenges and issues associated with wildlife and busting the myths associated with the majestic snake species.
“At National Geographic, we believe in bringing our viewers relevant stories that create impact and drive meaningful conversations about the world we live in. Snakes have always been an integral part of Indian mythology and culture and with the series - ‘Snakes SOS’, we hope to instill in people a sense of responsibility and affection for the species. On the heels of a super successful Season 1, we are glad to have Ben and Louise take us all on another action fueled journey to enlighten, entertain and educate our viewers about the world of snakes,” said a National Geographic spokesperson
“We are extremely happy with the immense love and support that we received for the first season and with a credible brand like National Geographic, we were able to raise awareness around snake rescues, educate viewers about the importance of snakes around our surroundings and how to co-exist with them. We are excited to share the thrill with our viewers all over again and look forward to treating our viewers with some interesting rescues while also instilling empathy in people towards our beautiful wildlife,” said Benhail and Louise
This season, viewers will get to experience one of the longest rescues that Ben and Louise have ever attempted - a python stuck in a well that needed 25 days of waiting, tracking and finally a fire brigade that helped Ben get the python out of the well. It is also a season of eggs and babies. A very special Russell’s viper that gave birth to 47 young ones and a mama python rescued that laid over 15 eggs. A midnight rescue - a cobra stuck in tar that was driven 70 kms to a vet who would work the whole night with Ben to remove it from tar and give it a second chance at life.
National Geographic announced the first season of ‘Snakes SOS- Goa’s Wildest’ focusing on the rescue efforts of two Indian wildlife activists - Benhail Antao and Louise Remedios in January 2022.
Snakes SOS is produced by three time Green Oscar winner Mike Pandey’s Riverbanks Studio, a well-known name in Wildlife and Conservation for over 40 years