Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean. One fifth of its territory is protected habitat for spectacular wildlife: from the bee hummingbird, the world’s smallest, its tiny nest and ravenous chicks filmed for the first time – to Cuba’s own nimble, deadly but threatened crocodile species, to Havana’s geckos that migrated from Africa; suicidal red land crabs that have to get to the sea to lay their eggs, lazy giant iguanas that go crazy in the mating season; and Cuban Boa constrictors and flower bats, sharing a pitch dark cave, hunting and avoiding each other by scent and echolocation. Thanks to the Cuban Revolution this is a wildlife paradise, but soon Cuba will have to change. Will there still be room for nature then?
Credits: A Crossing the Line Film for ORF Universum, PBS Nature, France Télévisions, BBC, SVT, RTÉ, ORF-Enterprise and WNET/Thirteen Productions LLC
Sound Mixer: Paul Finan, Original Music: Badhands