These are amazing forest "outtake" clips- cruising through Lago Preto Preserve in the Peruvian Amazon in a canoe...which we captured while filming a documentary- "Uakari: Secrets of the English Monkey" for Animal Planet, BBC and CBC. These clips are intended to just give you a feel for what it's like to travel through a flooded Amazon rainforest- sights and sounds. The one hour documentary directed by Peter von Puttkamer/Gryphon Productions Ltd is about a rare species of monkey- the Red Uakari and the work of Dr. Mark Bowler with the Durrell Institute and WCS; he is learning more about this unusual primate and helping to preserve its habitat, here in Lago Preto preserve, near the Brazilian border.
The documentary has just aired to 2 million people in England on BBC2- Natural World. Please watch for the upcoming US Broadcast @ 7:00pm on Animal Planet, April 19, 2009.