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The Gran Chaco

The Chaco is a vast, flat plain in western Paraguay. In the rainy season it is a swamp, in the dry season a parched desert. David Attenborough shows film of people and animals that live there.

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.

30 minutes

Broadcast

  • Fri 10 Apr 1959 20:05

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