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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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