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PBS ‘Nature’ checks into “Hotel Armadillo”

PBS wildlife doc strand ‘Nature’ is slated to track down the rare and elusive builder of burrows on Hotel Armadillo. The film follows the work of conservation biologist Arnaud Desbiez, founder of the ...
April 17, 2017

PBS wildlife doc strand ‘Nature’ is slated to track down the rare and elusive builder of burrows on Hotel Armadillo.

The film follows the work of conservation biologist Arnaud Desbiez, founder of the Giant Armadillo Project, and his team as they search for one of the most ancient living mammals, the highly secretive giant armadillo.

Solitary, rare and nocturnal, the giant armadillo spends 75% of its life in an underground burrow, up to 20-feet deep, that it digs every other night.

With various camera traps in place, the filmmaking team have captured the elusive movements of four giant armadillo as they build their new burrows and head into the night to feed on termites.

Hotel Armadillo is a Maramedia production for Thirteen Productions and BBC Studios, in association with WNET.

Fred Kaufman serves as executive producer for PBS ‘Nature’.

Hotel Armadillo premieres April 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on PBS and will be made available to stream on pbs.org/nature.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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