Season 5, Episode 6 Pantanal: Prairie of the Great Waters

First Aired: November 23, 1986

"Pantanal: Prairie of the Great Waters," a 40,000 square-mile wetland in southwest Brazil. Observed: tapirs, which use prehensile snouts to feed on roots and leaves; caimans, crocodiles that prey on fish; fist-size apple snails; and cormorants.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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