Brazil’s remote Pantanal, covering more than 80,000 square miles, is the largest tropical wetland in the world. It is chiefly made up of flooded grassland with patches of dry savannah or forest and home to a large and diverse wildlife population, including one of the most ancient of living mammals, the highly secretive Giant armadillo. Hotel […]
Go behind the scenes with armadillo biologist Arnaud Desbiez and the filmmakers who captured the stunning imagery featured in NATURE’s Hotel Armadillo.
The Giant Armadillo Project employs two vets who have developed specialist knowledge of this rare creature. They have captured female of the species and take the chance to check her general health and collect samples of her hair and blood and other tissues. So little is still known about these remarkable creatures, every piece of […]
There are important conservation efforts underway in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to protect its endangered native wildlife from extinction on land and sea. Once home to ancient rainforests that covered the Caribbean island when Columbus first landed in 1493, centuries of development have impacted Puerto Rico’s rich natural resources. By 1900, only five percent […]
Biologist Arnaud Desbiez and his team have found the burrow of a female giant armadillo that they’ve nicknamed Tracy. Using a new camera rig switched on by the tiniest movements they record Tracy’s nighttime activity.
Antillean manatees cruise the coastlines of Puerto Rico, spending most of their time feeding on the sea grass. But while they graze, they are vulnerable to being struck by speeding jet-skis and boats. At the Manatee Conservation Center, just outside the capital city of San Juan, several injured individuals and orphans are on their way […]
Premieres Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS. Check local listings. Brazil’s remote Pantanal, covering more than 80,000 square miles, is the largest tropical wetland in the world. It is chiefly made up of flooded grassland with patches of dry savannah or forest and home to a large and diverse wildlife population, […]
Leatherback turtle hatchlings in Puerto Rico emerge at sunrise and make a mad dash to the ocean to evade capture by sea birds. The hatchlings are at the center of a legal case to protect a crucial nesting site from potential development at Dorado Beach.