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Amazon Jungle (5/6)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 50 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

Amazonia is the world's largest area of tropical rainforest, and here the tree canopy has fabulously bright birds and more monkey species than any other jungle: marmosets, tamarins, howlers, capuchins, sakis, uakaris, spider and owl monkeys. In the canopy, they are joined by macaws, toucans, iridescent hummingbirds, blue morpho butterflies and the weird prehensile-tailed porcupine. But it's not only full of variety and colour, it's a dangerous place too.

Awards: BAFTA Craft Awards 2000/1; Nombre d’or 2001 Awards - Nomination, Best TV Science and Natural History Programme (Lost Worlds); International Wildlife Film Festival 2001 - Best Television Series (joint winner), Best Photography (1st place), Best Editing (2nd place)