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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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