TV show featuring men who lived like hummingbirds at Lincoln Park Zoo, is scheduled to air on Nat Geo on Nat Geo Wild.
Chicago--In mid August hundreds of people flocked to Lincoln Park Zoo to catch a glimpse of a strange and bewildering sight---a human size hummingbird being constructed on the zoo's main mall. Three men were attempting to live like hummingbirds as part of the new three-part television series Live Like an Animal, premiering Tuesday, January 17 on Nat Geo Wild.
The television show hosts Lloyd Buck, Matt Thompson and James Cooper, constructed the human-scale bird nest over several days at the zoo using bungee chords to replicate the sticky, stretchy properties of spider silk, the chief material in a hummingbird nest. To mimic the hummingbirds' diet of flower nectar, they subsist on a sickly sweet concoction triggering a dramatic sugar overload and subsequent wild behavior. Matt attempts to entice ladies at the zoo with a less-than-impressive courtship dance, and at the end of their adventure living like human hummingbirds, a major threat to the nest rolls in, a storm. Will the nest laugh in tthe face of the storm or will it "go down" in defeat?
The 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night air time for Live Like an Animal is CST.