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Jaguar Adventure With Nigel Marvin, C5 (2008)
Originally broadcast 8th April – 14th May
New series. The naturalist tours Brazil's Pantanal swamplands in search of the large indigenous population of the least-known big cats. On his journey he renews acquaintance with a spectacled caiman crocodile - he had one as a pet while a teenager - and grapples with a false water cobra which savages his hand, but is not venomous. Plus, he interrupts a pair of mating yellow anacondas.
The naturalist sees caiman alligators hunting piranha, as he travels up Brazil's 350-mile Cuiaba River in the northern part of the Pantanal region. Also close-by are a family of 6ft otters with whom it has long been his wish to swim, and one of the very few species of fish-eating bulldog bats. There are few big cats, however, and it is not until the fifth day that the camera's crew's luck changes.
Nigel finally achieves his main aim on the trip through the Brazilian jungle and has three sightings of jaguars inside 24 hours after receiving a series of tip-offs. As night falls, the naturalist also encounters a giant poisonous marine toad, braving a stroke despite the danger of its venom.
The naturalist swims among Brazil's spectacular aquatic life, a paradise of tropical fish. After watching giant otters up to two metres in length hunt for food, he follows a female jaguar for a whole afternoon as she searches the riverbank for a meal and plays with a discarded beer bottle.
The naturalist investigates the effects of deforestation on the jaguar population, discovering how the clearing of their natural habitat has led them to confrontation with ranchers. The grasslands are also home to the strange but alluring giant ant eaters, which thrive on a diet of up to 30,000 termites a day, and Nigel stops to meet these fascinating, almost blind creatures.
The naturalist joins conservationists tracking tagged jaguars. After an unsuccessful first day, he views armadillos and peccaries around the ranch, taking care not to be spotted by the latter, dangerous hog-like animals, before finally being able to see big cats in their jungle home. Last in series.
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Video: DivX 6.6, 640 x 396, 25 fps @ 1100 kbs
Audio: MPEG Layer-3 Audio, Stereo, 48000 Hz @ 160 kbs
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