Jungle

Canopyworld

Season 1, Episode 1 of 3

This high frontier is one of the least known and least seen habitats on earth, but it has the greatest concentration of life on the planet. In the jungles of Borneo where the trees are tallest, Charlotte's quest is to find out what it's like to live 200 feet above the ground in a complex three dimensional world where one slip could be fatal! Using modern technology, Charlotte climbs up into this remarkable but precarious world to reveal why it's such a special place. Despite her self-professed fear of heights, and with the aid of ropes, platforms, balloons, cranes, gondolas, inflatable rafts and raw climbing skills, she searches for spectacular concentrations of wildlife. Dizzying heights and exhaustion are not the only perils that she faces while climbing in the canopy - sweat bees, leeches, swarms of killer wasps, poisonous spiders, cloud leopards and the world's biggest snake, the deadly reticulated python, lie in wait. The canopy is the powerhouse of the jungle, full of light and food, with exotic hanging gardens, brilliantly colored flowering trees and ripe fruit. Climbing up inside a giant strangler fig, Charlotte's greatest reward is a fig feast, where she's joined by orangs, gibbons, giant squirrels and hornbills. The jungle canopy is a rich and magical world for those who can conquer it.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
10/15/2008
8 p.m.
10/16/2008
3 a.m.
10/19/2008
noon
1/7/2010
9 p.m.
1/8/2010
2 a.m.
1/10/2010
5 p.m.
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