Wild South America

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BBC Premiered Jan 01, 2000 Unknown

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  • Penguin Shores

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 12/18/00

    We follow the cold, rich waters of the continent, from their genesis in the stormy southern oceans via the mighty Humboldt Current all the way to the Equator. In their journey, they transform one of the most inhospitable habitats on Earth into one of the richest marine eco-systems known, with the highest densities of seabirds ever seen. Sharing in the current's riches are penguins, killer whales, sea lions, fur seals, albatrosses, cormorants, pelicans, boobies and the world's only marine lizard – a series of wildlife spectacles that only South America can boast.moreless
  • Great Plains

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 11/20/00

    Brazil's great plains are home to some of South America's most extraordinary yet least known animals. From macaws to manned wolves, anacondas to jaguars, all must cope with the extremes of drought and flood that have shaped this land of extremes. With armor plated armadillos, crab eating foxes, bush dogs, flocks of crested screamers and giant anteaters, the savannahs are home to some of the continent's most extraordinary sights and sounds.moreless
  • Andes

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 11/27/00

    The Andes is the world's longest mountain chain, stretching from the tropics to sub-Antarctica. Its icy power dominates the lives of the hardy animals that dare to call it home, making living here one of nature's greatest challenges. From tropical cloud forests to high desert salt lakes to the massive Patagonian Ice Sheet, the Andes Mountains host an incredible variety of different and fascinating life stories.moreless
  • Mighty Amazon

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 11/13/00

    The Amazon basin is vast. From its mouth pours a fifth of all the river-water on Earth and 1000 miles upstream the river is still seven miles wide. The rivers and tributaries of the Amazon support an incredible diversity of fish life – in fact ten times the number found in the whole of Europe. This is the story of how wildlife has adapted to this watery world, and in particular to the incredible seasonal changes in river level which at high water, floods the neighboring forest up to a height of ten meters.moreless
  • Amazon Jungle

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 12/11/00

    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. In the canopy, they are joined by macaws, toucans, iridescent hummingbirds, blue morpho butterflies and the weird prehensile-tailed porcupine. But it's not only full of variety and color, it’s a dangerous place too.moreless
  • Lost Worlds

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 11/6/00

    From the hard struggle for existence on the icy peaks of the Andes to the sheer abundance of life in the Amazon Basin, "Lost Worlds" is a grand introduction to South America. It explores how and why such an odd collection of wildlife oddities have come to live on the same continent. A combination of unique creatures and strange behavior, filmed amongst stunning scenery, introduces this wild continent of extremes.moreless
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