This film is original idea and concept of Michael J. Sanderson of Ateles Films.
“At the jungle animal hospital in Guatemala, the wards are full of exotic patients, many of them orphans rescued from the illegal pet trade. It is the job of a dedicated team of vets to nurse them back to health.” (BBC)
Michael J. Sanderson – Author
Michael J. Sanderson – Cameraman
Ana Luisa Santos – Camera Assistant & Special Thanks
Years of Production
United Kingdom: 14 April 2016, BBC 2 – Natural World
United States of America: 18 May 2016, PBS – Nature
France: 05 June (10h50), France 5 ( aka “Les vétérinaires de la jungle“)
- Editing (Pete Brownlee) – Natural World: Jungle Animal Hospital – RTS West of England Awards 2017 – Royal Television Society (UK)
- Official selection – Natural World: Jungle Animal Hospital – International Wildlife Film Festival – IWFF 2017
BBC Studios/Thirteen Productions LLC/WNET
‘Behind the Scenes’ for Jungle Animal Hospital
All the footage that Ateles Films film for BBC was shot in 4K.
ATELES FILMS would like to clarify our viewpoint about “cute” animal videos.
The original idea for working with ARCAS was to raise awareness of the illegal pet trade and how the “cute” animal videos may have an adverse affect in fueling the illegal pet trade. Spider monkeys, for example, are poached from the wild and sent to people to be pets. ATELES FILMS’s position is that this is damaging to wildlife and species all over the world, and therefore does not support any videos, or any media that seem to promote and fuel keeping exotic pets.