The South American country is home to about 14 percent of the world's species, making it the second most biologically diverse nation on Earth. Teeming with more types of birds and vertebrates than anywhere else on the planet, these creatures have adapted to life in an astonishing array of habitats. Crowning South America, Colombia touches both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. Sitting on the equator, this wild and exotic land is divided by the soaring peaks of the Andes and carved by the mighty Amazon and Orinoco Rivers. Colombia’s landscapes are vast and hugely diverse. Mangroves meander through grasslands, while expanses of mirror-like wetlands fringe verdant rainforests. Snow-capped peaks emerge from mountain slopes clad in misty cloud forests. This mix of pristine environments supports an enormous wealth of unique plants, as well as an extraordinary array of spectacular creatures.
From the Pacific coast through the mangroves to the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica. In this document you will experience pure jungle. Meets iguanas, venomous snakes and capuchin monkeys - just three of the many thousands of species of animals that can be found here.
Colombia is a naturalist’s paradise, with more vertebrate species than any other country on Earth, including over 160 species of hummingbird and more than 800 types of frog, Wild Colombia with Nigel Marven takes viewers on a journey with Nigel from the Andes to the Amazon, and the Pacific to the Caribbean.