"Ash Runners" on Life on Fire can be seen on Wednesday, January 30th at 7 pm

Jan 21, 2013

On the volcanic island of New-Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a handful of animals have learned to live with the Earth’s moods. When ash from a volcanic eruption invades their habitat, the choice is simple: leave or stay and adapt. In truth, it’s not that easy, since volcanoes and their actions are unpredictable and each creature responds in its own way. This episode presents the reactions of strange birds, mischievous hermit crabs and gregarious flying foxes as well as the majestic Priamus butterflies.

Life on Fire "Ash Runners" airs on channel 3-1 and  channel 3-2 on Wednesday, January 30th at 7:00 pm.

A birdwing caterpillar munching on the ash covered vegetation, Tavurvur volcano, Papua New Guinea.