Untamed Americas

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Unknown Jun 10, 2012 on
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In the deserts of the Americas, an abundance of wildlife has developed an array of bizarre and baffling against-the-odds survival strategies. Ride along with mustangs in the Great Basin desert as one outcast male fights to regain his place in the herd and secure his survival. Go to the Atacama desert along the coast of northern Chile, where Humboldt penguins raise their families in the driest place on earth. Join a father penguin that must scale a sheer cliff and run through a gauntlet of hungry sea lions in order to feed his young penguin offspring. Filmed for the first time in high speed infrared, see the Tiger Moth dodge millions of hungry bats emerging from night caves in the Chihuahua Desert. Witness a camouflaged lizard squirting foul-tasting blood at its predator - from its eye socket. See creatures of every stripe fighting for survival at the driest point in the season and then literally sink or swim when the rains finally arrive. And with the rains, witness the emergence of an unusual creature - the spadefoot toad. After waiting underground for over a year, the toad emerges, has sex and lays eggs. It is an all-out race to develop, or die.moreless

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