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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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