wild south america

A six part series, "Wild South America" explores the exciting, diverse and unique wildlife that inhabits the dramatic landscapes of the vast South American continent. It is a land of great extremes, stretching from the Equator almost to the Antarctic, from tropical seas to ice-capped peaks, and it has the planet's greatest river system, longest mountain chain, biggest and richest rainforest and driest desert. Using the latest camera techniques, including infrared night vision cameras, we show little known animals, while our specialist aerial cameraman soars over the continent, revealing an entirely new perspective on its varied and dramatic landscape.

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Andes

Our journey starts in the north of the chain, where volcanic mountains rise into tropical skies. Here, dense forests have colonized their slopes -- a complex and magical world of steep slopes and hidden valleys. This is home to the Spectacled Bear, the only bear in South America. We follow a mother bear as she teaches her cubs how to live in their complex world.

  • 2019-10-20T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-20T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-25T07:00:00-07:00
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Amazon Jungles

Amazonia is the world's largest area of tropical rainforest, and here the tree canopy has fabulously bright birds and more monkey species than any other jungle: marmosets, tamarins, howlers, capuchins, sakis, uakaris, spider, and owl monkeys.  But it's not only full of variety and color --  it's a dangerous place too.

  • 2019-10-27T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-27T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-11-01T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-11-02T05:00:00-07:00
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Penguin Shores

This episode follows the journey of cold, rich water from the stormy Southern Ocean via the mighty Humboldt Current, all the way to the Equator -- shaping life all the way up the west coast of South America. It even transforms one of the most inhospitable habitats on Earth into one of the richest marine ecosystems known, with the highest densities of seabirds ever seen. Also tracking the same journey are huge bull Sperm Whales, heading for their breeding grounds in the Galapagos Islands.

  • 2019-11-03T13:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-03T16:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-08T06:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-09T04:00:00-08:00
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