Discovery Education

SKU: DC020347
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 42
Copyright: 2007

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Delve deep into jungle ecosystems, beyond the flourishing plant life, and find an environment that tests every animal's survival skills. Starting at the top of the canopy and traveling down to the rain forest floor, the program captures interesting animal behavior including the elaborate mating rituals of New Guinea’s birds of paradise, territorial battles of chimpanzees in Africa, competition for precious fruit among the siamang gibbons, and community living as demonstrated by a gathering of forest elephants in the Congo. The presentation tracks the life cycle of plants in the jungle and reveals the intimate relationships between plants, fungi, and animals to maintain balance and diversity in the Amazon. Serenades of tree frogs, warnings of invasion, and playful chatter contribute to the unique sounds heard in the rain forest.