New York: The researcher and conservationist Paul Rosolie has explained why he wanted to get ingested by a giant green anaconda in his first TV special 'Eaten Alive.'
The 27-year-old environmentalist, who studied anacondas in the Amazon for nearly 10 years, said that he wanted to do something that would absolutely shock people, the New York Post reported.
Rosolie, who is tall, dark-haired, bearded and well-spoken when it comes to his passion for the rain forest, added that what he is trying to do with this is bring in a bunch of people that wouldn't necessarily know what's going on in the Amazon.
Rosolie, who has even received death threats from animal rights activists for his project, believes that once they see the show, these are people who are going to be supporters.
He continued that it's a cool little dissonance there as they're all coming out against him, but he is the guy that's been down there in the jungle trying to protect these things.
Rosolie further mentioned that there are definitely risks in working with wildlife, but it's totally worth it, adding that today, many of the most iconic and important species, like tigers, elephants, rhinos, whales and so many others, are only still alive because people worked to protect them and they will go extinct unless someone does that job.
Rosolie's ' Eaten Alive' project premieres on December 7, at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel.