Revealing the astonishing landscapes, extraordinary wildlife and remarkable people found in the vast region of Arabia, which stands at the crossroads of three continents.

Wild Arabia - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-02-22

Wild Arabia - Wildlife of Saudi Arabia - Netflix

The wildlife of Saudi Arabia is substantial and varied. Saudi Arabia is a very large country forming the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. It has several geographic regions, each with a diversity of plants and animals adapted to their own particular habitats. As well as high mountains and deserts, there is a coastal plain and long coastline on the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to the west and a rather shorter coastline on the Persian Gulf to the east.

Wild Arabia - Extinct - Netflix

The Asiatic lion and cheetah, and Syrian wild ass used to occur here, as evidenced by Islamic texts. For example, that ḥumur (Arabic: حُـمـر‎, 'asses' or 'donkeys') would be terrified of a qaswarah (Arabic: قَـسـورة‎, 'lion', 'beast of prey' or 'hunter') is mentioned in Surat al-Muddaththir of the Qur’an. There is a hadith in Muwatta’ Imam Malik about Muslim Pilgrims having to beware of the asad (Arabic: أَسـد‎, lion) and fahd (Arabic: فَـهـد‎, cheetah) in the land, besides other animals.

Wild Arabia - References - Netflix