Smithsonian Channel™ Survives Winter's Extremes with "Panama's Animal Highway"

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08 December 2017
Panama's Animal Highway
Photo: © Karl Kaufmann / Panama Audubon Society
"Panama's Animal Highway"
Premieres Wednesday, December 13 at 8 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
          Smithsonian Channel’s Wild Wednesday lineup takes viewers on a journey to the tropical jungles of Panama, to meet some of the amazing animals that call this location home. An extraordinary assortment of creatures migrate thousands of miles to escape to warmer weather to survive. Get a closer look at the challenges these animals face on Smithsonian Channel with the premiere of PANAMA’S ANIMAL HIGHWAY on Wednesday, December 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


          The Isthmus of Panama is the only place like it on Earth – a bridge between two worlds. It’s a critical throughway and vital rest stop for millions of birds, mammals and reptiles migrating between North and South America. The narrow corridor in PANAMA’S ANIMAL HIGHWAY provides a passageway for turkey vultures, leatherback turtles, jaguars, coyotes and countless shorebirds and songbirds, among many others. All rely on this exceptional 30-mile wide strip of land, which is now under threat from disappearing forests, rising sea levels and an ever-developing Panamanian infrastructure. In this film, scientists use state-of-the-art technology to track animal movements and explore the threats to conservation along this crowded and diverse thoroughfare.
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