January 18, 2011
Starting Feb. 21, 2011, Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild” will begin airing a series of episodes filmed in Peru showcasing the country’s rich Amazonian wildlife offerings. Filmed on the grounds of Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge and on board Aqua Expedition’s M/V Aqua vessel, the series of episodes will air on various networks across the country and will feature pink dolphins, Amazonian manatees, rare river otters and other exotic fauna and flora found in the remote Peruvian Amazon.
The three-episode series on Peru was filmed this past fall with Jack Hanna and his crew traveling to and exploring the Peruvian Amazon by land and river.
At Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica lodge, Jack and his crew explored the rainforest surrounding the lodge. The group traveled to the picturesque Lake Sandoval — a mirror-like oxbow lake in the Tambopata National Reserve. This lake is located in Peru’s biodiversity capital and provides ideal wildlife viewing opportunities as its waters and shoreline are home to rare river otters and countless other critters and birds.
While filming on board the M/V Aqua vessel, Jack and crew explored the Pacaya Samiria Reserve – one of the most remote areas of the Amazon only seen by a handful of tourists each year. Giant water lilies, sloth, howler monkeys and flirty pink dolphin were some of the wildlife highlights of their excursions into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. In addition to this, Jack and crew also visited the Manatee and Dolphin Rescue Center in Iquitos. Here, the group observed first-hand while biologists and volunteers cared for endangered Amazon manatees and dolphins.
Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild” is set to be one of the most dynamic and in depth views into the Peruvian Amazon’s wildlife experiences and tourism offerings. For more information on Jack Hanna, “Into the Wild” and air dates in your city, visit www.jhitw.com