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The Dark: Nature's Nighttime World

The Dark: Nature's Nighttime World is a three-part BBC documentary series which follows an expedition to Central and South America to film animals at night. During the course of the six-month expedition, a team of biologists and specialist camera crew visit five countries (Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and Chile) enlisting the help of local field scientists to locate and film rare species and new behaviour. The team obtain footage of nocturnal specialists such as vampire bats and owl monkeys and witness the nighttime activities of jaguars and pumas at close quarters. This series reveals a totally new perspective on wildlife at night. (from wikipedia.org)

Episode 1 - Central American Jungle
The expedition begins in Costa Rica. Buchanan tries his luck on nighttime walks through the forest, hoping to find mammals, and is rewarded with footage of opossum, kinkajous and howler monkeys.

Episode 2 - Amazon Flooded Forests
The expedition explores the Amazon basin. McGavin joins a caving team to visit a newly discovered cave system in a Venezuelan tepui. Darlington and Voirin travel by river steamer into Peru's flooded forest.

Episode 3 - Patagonian Mountains
The expedition moves to the southern tip of South America. They base themselves in Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia, home to the highest density of pumas in the world.


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