60 min • History, Nature & Environment • 2015
Deep in the uncharted jungles of Peru, a silky anteater is fighting to stay awake, turtles are battling for sunbathing space and a mother humming bird is working overtime to provide for her newly hatched chick. The rainforest is about to enter a time of turmoil; dark clouds signify the arrival of the rains where violent storms wreak havoc through the forest, rivers burst and flash floods force strange creatures from their hiding places.
Through millions of years of evolution the rainforests animals have developed bizarre relationships and unexpected strategies to overcome these challenging conditions. Yet despite all their ingenuity, they were never prepared for the arrival of a new species on the scene.