Wild South America
This spectacular, awardwinning series explores the rich and unique wildlife that inhabits the diverse landscapes of the vast South American continent. The latest camera techniques, including infra-red nightvision cameras, reveal littleknown animals, whilst our specialist aerial cameraman soars over the continent, giving an entirely new perspective on its varied and dramatic landscape.
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Wild South America Episodes
The Amazon basin is vast. From its mouth pours a fifth of all the riverwater on Earth and 1000 miles upstream the river is still seven miles wide. This is the story of how wildlife has adapted to this watery world.
From the icy peaks of the Andes to the Amazon jungle and the Atacama desert, these extreme conditions are home to a mind-boggling variety of creatures. But how and why did they choose to live in such habitats?
The world's longest mountain range stretches from the Equator almost to Antarctica. In this harsh, unforgiving landscape, wildlife such as bears, pumas, condors and flamingos fight for survival in the numbing cold, ferocious winds and thin air.
The vast grasslands are hauntingly beautiful regions with some of the continent's most extraordinary sights and sounds: giant anteaters, armour plated armadillos, crab-eating foxes, maned wolves, flocks of crested screamers, capybara and jaguars.
In the world's largest rainforest, the diversity of life is so great that in just two square miles scientists have counted 3,000 varieties of plants, 530 types of birds and 11 species of monkey. But it's not only full of variety and colour, it's a...
From the Falklands to the tropical Galapagos, the cold coastal currents create one of the richest marine ecosystems on Earth, with the highest densities of seabirds ever seen.This is the habitat of killer whales, dolphins, seals, albatrosses, peli...