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Central American Jungle

Nature series. A team of biologists and specialist camera crew explore the jungles of Costa Rica to find out how animals have adapted to life in the dark.

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.

59 minutes

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Sat 17 Feb 2018 19:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter George McGavin
Presenter Gordon Buchanan
Camera Operator Justine Evans
Camera Operator Sophie Darlington
Expert Bryson Voirin
Producer Rowan Musgrave
Series Producer Jonny Keeling
Executive Producer Tim Martin

Broadcasts

  • Sun 29 Jul 2012 21:00
  • Mon 30 Jul 2012 01:00
  • Tue 31 Jul 2012 00:30
  • Tue 14 Aug 2012 23:30
  • Mon 27 Aug 2012 01:45
  • Wed 7 Nov 2012 19:00
  • Wed 23 Nov 2016 16:15
  • Sat 17 Feb 2018 19:00