Acompanhem, a Dra. Mireya Major esteve no Rio de Janeiro para mostrar a biodiversidade Urbana e os problemas em relação a conservação de nossa fauna. É claro, o Instituto Jacare acompanhou e teve participação mostrando um pouco do trabalho em prol da conservação dos jacarés nas lagoas urbanas do Rio de Janeiro.
Wild Nights: Rio de Janeiro
Monday, August 16, 2010, at 9 PM ET/PT
Mireya travels to Rio de Janeiro, a city of more than 11 million people that sits on the edge of one of the world’s largest forests—home to many species of birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. In Rio, the wild and the urban are constantly overlapping. Mireya is astonished to find giant African snails that can grow to 8 inches in length in an upscale suburb. She later witnesses a face-off between the world’s largest rodent, the giant capybara, and a caiman crocodile. Mireya’s odyssey continues with a break to climb to Rio’s famous Cristo statue, where she finds a coati, a member of the raccoon family. And she checks out an urban lagoon to encounter the unpredictable Yacaré caiman, a toothy crocodilian that thrives on the outskirts of Rio.