Wonders of Mexico

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Travel south along Mexico's mountain spine, explore the tropical forests of the Maya and journey across the deserts of Northern Mexico to discover its amazing wildlife and culture.

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Mexico is a place where worlds collide. From lush tropical jungles to orange sunburnt deserts, vast green pine forests to white snow capped volcanoes, and deep blue lakes, Mexico is a land full of surprises. And all these amazing landscapes are inhabited by an equally surprising range of wildlife and human cultures from flamingoes to bison, howler monkeys to prairie dogs, jaguars to wolves, the annual traditional tequila harvest and the ancient Mayan rituals that still exist.

This is the beating heart of Latin America and this series showcases Mexico’s natural fiesta of color and life born out of these unique combinations of geology, geography and weather. Told through the lives of wildlife and people, this is the definitive story of Mexico.

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Episode 1: Forests of the Maya | Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, home to the Maya, is a forest rich in wildlife, including monkeys, jaguars and vibrant tropical birds. Here lies a secret underworld which holds the key to life.

Episode 2: Mountain Worlds | Mountains dominate Mexico, shaping life and culture in this diverse land. Travel south to discover black bears, fiery volcanoes, exquisite birds and millions of monarch butterflies.

Episode 3: Burning North | A journey across Northern Mexico reveals a desert rich in life. From prairie dogs fighting snakes, bats hunting scorpions and tiny owls living in giant cacti, its animals have found clever ways to survive against the odds.

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