The Wild Andes

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 8.3  (20)

A 4000-mile exploration of the Andes, from its diverse climates and landscapes to its rare and fascinating inhabitants.

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Life in the Clouds
3. Life in the Clouds
November 21, 2018
In a northern stretch of the Andes, tectonic forces coupled with downpours have carved sharp peaks and deep valleys, each one an isolated pocket of evolution.
Extreme Survival
2. Extreme Survival
November 14, 2018
The Altiplano sits at more than 12,000 feet above sea level - a vast, treeless plateau with dangerously thin air, toxic soda lakes and weather that can turn at the drop of a hat. Facing conditions like these, only a few remarkable animals have developed the adaptations needed to survive in the Central Highlands. One such animal is the vicuña. These distant cousins of alpacas have evolved the finest fur on the planet and the most oxygen-rich blood of any known creature, ideal for enduring nights of sub-zero temperatures and breathtakingly high altitudes. Their world is not carefree, however, as they must be on constant alert for nearby foxes and pumas searching for their next kill.
Patagonia Untamed
1. Patagonia Untamed
November 7, 2018
The series premiere visits the southern tip of South America, a region with terrain as varied as its weather. Here, vast glaciers, towering peaks, active volcanoes and prehistoric forests form the backdrop to the lives of scavenging condors, sly foxes and a mother puma trying to feed her hungry cubs. On the western flanks of these southern ranges lies the Valdivian rainforest, the southernmost rainforest in the world, home to a secret world of creatures found nowhere else. Here, the male Darwin's frog nurtures its clutch of tadpoles in its throat, while a pair of pheromone-fueled Darwin's stag beetles battle over a female 60 feet above the forest floor.

A 4000-mile exploration of the Andes, from its diverse climates and landscapes to its rare and fascinating inhabitants.The Wild Andes is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on November 7, 2018.

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The Wild Andes is available for streaming on the Smithsonian Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Wild Andes on demand at Paramount+, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 7, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (20)