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Episode 3

Lost Land of the Volcano Episode 3 of 3

Documentary series that combines remarkable wildlife discoveries with high action adventure.

Steve Backshall heads a team descending into the crater of a giant extinct volcano covered in thick jungle. Deep in the heart of the remote island of New Guinea, this lost land is protected on all sides by fortress walls half a mile high. They are the first outsiders ever to penetrate this hidden world which biologists have long believed could be home to spectacular new creatures.

George McGavin travels east to an erupting volcano and discovers a rare bird that depends on the hot ash for its survival. Sudden explosions bring the trip to a quick halt as giant boulders crash into camp.

The series culminates in the lost world of the crater as Steve and wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan discover two large mammals that have no fear of people and are brand new species: a giant rat that is as big as a cat, and a cuscus, which is a tree-climbing marsupial.

59 minutes

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Fri 24 Jan 2014 02:10

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterGeorge McGavin
PresenterSteve Backshall
PresenterGordon Buchanan
ProducerSteve Greenwood
DirectorJonny Keeling

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