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Anaconda People of the Amazon

Gordon Buchanan joins a Waorani tribal family in Ecuador's Amazon jungle as they search for giant anacondas.

Gordon Buchanan joins a Waorani tribal family in Ecuador's Amazon jungle as they search for giant anacondas.

The tribe know this remote rainforest and its spectacular wildlife better than anyone else. They teach Gordon their secrets for surviving here, using blow pipes and sharpened sticks to hunt monkeys and wild pigs.

But his greatest challenge is to help them catch and release a massive anaconda, an animal of spiritual importance that could hold the key to their future.

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Last on

Tue 2 Apr 2019 23:25

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Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Tim Martin
Series Producer Ted Oakes
Director Rachael Kinley
Presenter Gordon Buchanan
Producer Rachael Kinley
Producer Patrick Evans

Broadcasts

  • Sun 20 Mar 2016 21:00
  • Sat 26 Mar 2016 19:00
  • Sat 26 Mar 2016 19:30
  • Fri 15 Apr 2016 01:30
  • Tue 27 Dec 2016 17:00
  • Sun 20 Aug 2017 18:50
  • Tue 2 Apr 2019 23:25

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