Deep Jungle

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Follow intrepid explorers and scientists as they go deep into jungles around the world.

PART I: NEW FRONTIERS | PART II: MONSTERS OF THE FOREST | PART III: THE BEAST WITHIN

We all have a picture in our mind’s eye of what Earth’s great jungles look like. But you’ve never seen tropical forests like this before. In “Deep Jungle: New Frontiers,” see the jungle through the eyes of scientists who are using a new generation of high-tech tools to reveal long-hidden secrets.

Travel to Sumatra where researchers Gavin Thurston and Jeremy Holden try to capture on film — for the first time ever — the rare Sumatran tiger in the wild. As the explorers scramble along twisting paths struggling to follow the big cat’s trail, the question becomes: Who is stalking whom?

Explore Central America with bird expert Kimberly Bostwick, who seeks to understand how frenetic manakin birds produce their amazing sounds. Can a special video camera capture movements too fast for the eye to see?

Investigate Madagascar, where, 150 years ago, Charles Darwin predicted the evolution of an unusual moth with a 12-inch-long tongue. In DEEP JUNGLE, researchers stay up all night with a special night vision camera, looking for proof that he was right.

Take a trip to Borneo, where forest scientist Roman Dial proves that you can see the forest for the trees — but only if you climb up 200-foot-tall trees, armed with a special laser measuring stick that helps create a three-dimensional map of the forest.

Finally, journey to the Congo, where elephant researcher Steve Blake tracks forest elephants by satellite. First, Blake must manage to tag an elephant without getting killed.

After this visual voyage, your image of the jungle will be forever changed

Online content for “Deep Jungle” was originally posted in 2005.

Production Credits Print

Television Credits

Narrator
PAUL CHRISTIE

Series Producer
DAVID ALLEN

Camera
DAVID ALLEN
JUSTINE EVANS
GAVIN THURSTON
MARK YATES

Additional Camera
RALPH BOWER
RICHARD FOSTER
RICHARD JONES
ROLAND THERON

Rope Specialist
JAMES ALDRED

Sound
LAURENT LANGLOIS
BILL MARKHAM
GEOFF PRICE

Music
WILL SLATER

Editor
ANDREW CHASTNEY

Foley Artist
PAUL ACKERMAN

Dubbing Editor
SEAN RICHARDS

Dubbing Mixer
RICHARD LAMBERT

Online Editor
CHRISTIAN SHORT

Colorist
JET OMOSHEBI

Visual Effects
JELLY TELEVISION

Script Advisor
JOE KENNEDY

Archive Researcher
LAWRENCE BREEN

Thanks to:
Air Gabon
Beth King, STRI
Casimir Rafamantanantsoa
Cede Prudente, North Borneo Safaris Sdn Bhd
Dany Cleyet-Marrel
English Heritage, Down House
Fauna & Flora International
Forestry Commission, Gabon
Hans Banziger
Kasanka National Park
Patrice Pasquier, Mistral Voyages
Pedro Mendez
Sabah Forestry Department
Save the Elephants
Sean Morris
Sepilok Orang Utan Centre
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Taman Safari
Videographics Production, Sabah
Waidi Sinun
Wildlife Conservation Society

Researcher
JAMES REED

Assistant Editor
GARY THOMAS

Assistant Producers
BECCA CECIL-WRIGHT
BILL MARKHAM
BARNY REVILL

Production Coordinators
HELEN WHILE
LISA MENIKIDES

Production Manager
WOLFGANG KNOEPFLER

Associate Producer
RUPERT BARRINGTON

Head of Production
TERESA WATTS

Executive Producer
BRIAN LEITH
© Granada 2004

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
PATTY JACOBSON
JILL CLARKE

Associate Producers
IRENE TEJARATCHI
GIANNA SAVOIE

Production Secretary
RACHAEL TEEL

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Online Editor
BRUNO PELLEGRINI

Sound Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive In Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A Co-Production of Granada Wild and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with National Geographic Channel International and France 5.

This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.

© 2005 Thirteen/WNET New York. All Rights Reserved.

Web Credits

Producer
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

Associate Producer
TANNER VEA

Designer
MICHAEL DIMAURO

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

About the Writer
David Malakoff is a journalist covering research discoveries and the politics of science for SCIENCE MAGAZINE in Washington, D.C. His writing has appeared in a wide range of venues, including THE ECONOMIST, THE WASHINGTON POST, and ABCNews.com.

Photos for "Overview" and "Meet the Scientists" © Rupert Barrington / Granada Media Group. Photos for "For Educators" and "Resources" © Granada Media Group. Photo for "Jungle Travel" © Cede Prudente. Photo for "Tracking Forest Elephants" © Michael Kock. Other images from DEEP JUNGLE.

Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York's Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Dan Goldman, Executive Director, thirteen.org. Bob Adleman, Business Manager.