Central American Jungle

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Episode 1 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

This illuminating natural history series reveals a totally new perspective on wildlife at night. Over six months, a team of biologists and specialist camera crew explore the length of South and Central America to find out how animals have adapted to life in the dark.

The expedition starts in the jungles of Costa Rica where the team are after some of the most frightening nocturnal predators. Alone in the dark, nighttime camera specialist Justine Evans has an exceptionally close encounter with a large male jaguar. Biologist Dr George McGavin is on the trail of the most ingenious predator of the jungle - the net casting spider. And cameraman Gordon Buchanan finds ruined temples deep in the jungle as he searches for the bizarre creatures that rule the jungle canopy at night.

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Presenter
George McGavin
Presenter
George McGavin
Presenter
Gordon Buchanan
Presenter
Gordon Buchanan
Series Producer
Jonny Keeling
Series Producer
Jonny Keeling
Executive Producer
Tim Martin
Executive Producer
Tim Martin

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