Spy in the Wild, A NATURE Miniseries – a John Downer Production for BBC, PBS and THIRTEEN Productions LLC premiering Wednesdays, February 1 – March 1, 8-9 pm ET on PBS stations.
In the most innovative series NATURE has ever presented, the five-part “Spy in the Wild” employs over 30 animatronic “spycams” disguised as animals to secretly record behavior in the wild. These spy cameras reveal animals as having emotions and behavior similar to humans – specifically, a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate, and invent. Featured Spy Creatures include: Spy Hippo, Spy Orangutan, Spy Bushbaby, Spy Cobra, Spy Sloth, and many more. The robotic look-alikes will infiltrate the natural world to film surprising behavior including: Spy Baby Crocodile getting a ride inside the mouth of a real crocodile as she gathers her babies up for safety; Spy Squirrel discovering how real squirrels use intellect to overcome nut thieves; and much more.