The BBC Natural History Unit has announced that it will be producing an eight part documentary series on the life of rats and ibises in the wake of the United Nations report on biodiversity that predicts the earth is in danger of losing up to a million species in the upcoming decades.
“We might as well get ahead of the game and focus on the only animal species likely to be around in a few years time,” said BBC producer Jennifer Tapir. “Due to biodiversity loss we’re changing our name from the Natural History Unit to simply The History Unit.”
Several crews of film makers have already been dispatched to stake out rows of wheelie bins in remote Sydney suburbs hoping to shoot exclusive footage of ibis behaviour.
“We just shot some amazing scenes an ibis totally demolishing an entire Hungry Jacks Hungry Meal straight through the paper bag,” said gushing camera operator Beth Ocelot. “I’m really excited about our next series, which will be called “The Secret Life Of Labradoodles”.”
The United Nations report has been secretly welcomed by the guys who paint the labels on the cages at the zoo.
“A million species gone and good riddance to them,” said zoological calligrapher Herbert Capybara. “Now I’m free to just write “seagulls” instead of all that fiddly Latin crap when I’m doing the bird enclosure.”