Into the Amazon with Robson Green: Series Premiere (Channel 5, Tuesday, May 21, 2024)

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The new documentary series, Into the Amazon with Robson Green, premieres on Tuesday night on Channel 5. In this first episode, Robson Green embarks on a remarkable journey to the Amazon rainforest, exploring its diverse wildlife and ecosystem.

Robson begins his adventure in Alter do Chao, often referred to as the Amazon’s Caribbean gateway. He braves a terrifying climb to the top of the tree canopy, where he takes in the vastness of the rainforest. He then drives south, witnessing the impact of deforestation and meeting a community embracing sustainable farming practices.

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Robson also visits an animal rehabilitation center to observe native sloths before they are released back into the wild.

In Santarém, Robson explores the Amazon’s reputation as the “world’s largest pharmacy,” learning about the healing properties of its plants with a medical doctor. He also joins a traditional carimbó dance and tries his hand at capoeira, a Brazilian form of self-defense disguised as a dance.

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The episode concludes with Robson in Manaus, the “Paris of the Tropics,” where he discovers the opulent Teatro Amazonas, a testament to the rubber industry’s wealth.

Into the Amazon with Robson Green: Series Premiere airs on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. on Channel 5.

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