Brazil – A Natural History
Brazil is a land of gigantic proportions. Energetic, flamboyant and fun, Brazil is also overwhelmingly beautiful. Within its mountains, seas, rainforests, deserts and millions of miles of rivers, are many of our planets last wild frontiers. Its diversity of life and landscape is second to none. In each episode, the viewer will be taken on a journey across fabulous landscapes and will meet carefully selected, charismatic and little-known animal species.
Part 1: Fragile Forest
The Mata Atlantica, a little known forest in Brazil, is home to South Americas largest monkey; swifts that fly through waterfalls, and birds that take 10 years to learn the right dance moves. Travel to this remote beautiful forest, of which only 7% of the original land remains.
Part 2: Wild Heart
The grassland that covers the central region of Brazil is the countrys least known habitat, home to fascinating creatures like the burrowing owl, the anteater and the maned wolf. See how these and other animals and insects live in this central plain in Brazil.
Part 3: Labyrinth of Lakes
The Pantanal is a land of two worlds. The jaguars and giant otters thrive in the dry season, but must let the caiman and fish take over when it becomes a vast glittering swamp.
Part 4: Paradise Coast
There is far more to Brazils coast than Copacabana Beach. Whales and dolphins, walking octopus and ultra-poisonous snakes make Brazils 7,500 kilometer stretch of coast one of the most diverse in the world. And then there is Snake Island, home of the most poisonous snake on Earth.
Part 5: The Flooded Forest
The Amazon still has the power to surprise. Learn about the leaf cutter ant that can remove poisons from the leaves; the harpy eagle, so large it can prey on monkeys; the pirarucu, a primordial monster fish, and more as we follow the annual flooding of the forest in Brazil.