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Wildlife Safari to The Argentine: Patagonia  (1972)

Also known as: Episode 4

In the wake of Magellan, the expedition searches for wildlife along the coast of legendary patagonia.  Studies are made of the Mara or Patagonian hare (Dolichotis patagonum), a most extraordinary mammal never filmed before.  Sea elephants (Mirounga leonina) enjoy meeting humans at sea, and Southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) are searched for from the air.  A sea-bird metropolis with a million Magellan penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) is host to the BBC party, who fare rather less well than the birds in a dust storm that blows up.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC Natural History Unit

Film credits

Cameraman: Douglas Fisher
Narrator: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall
Presenter: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall
Producer: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall
Production Organisation: BBC Natural History Unit