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The Gran Chaco

The western part of Paraguay is a vast, flat plain, treeless except for a few patches of thorn scrub and cactus. In the rainy season it is a swamp, in the dry season a parched desert. This is the Chaco.David Attenborough shows film of people and animals living there and brings some of the creatures he captured to the studio.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 Apr 1959 20:05
BBC Television Service


Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Attenborough
Camera OperatorCharles Lagus
ProducerDavid Attenborough
DirectorBrian Branston

Something in the post from Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough on the phone

"Never before has the delivery of a letter caused such a stir."