Extreme Survival • 2019 • episode "2/3" The Wild Andes

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Meet the exceptional animals that have adapted to survive in the difficult conditions of the Andes' Altiplano plateau.

The Wild Andes • 2019 • 3 episodes •

Patagonia Untamed

See how life adapts to explosive change in the untamed Patagonian Andes.

2019 • Nature

Extreme Survival

Meet the exceptional animals that have adapted to survive in the difficult conditions of the Andes' Altiplano plateau.

2019 • Nature

Life in the Clouds

An in-depth look at the northern Andes' active volcanoes, cloud forests, and wildly diverse collection of creatures.

2019 • Nature

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