Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to Star In Film

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Date: April 30, 2015
Contact: Sue Walter, (520) 387-6849 x7301

AJO, Arizona: The British Broadcasting Corporation will be visiting Organ Pipe to film an upcoming 3 part series about the "Wild West".The series will be produced by the BBC Natural History Unit which has previously created documentaries about Yellowstone, Madagascar, the Galapagos and other natural wonders.One part of the three part series will cover life adaption in deserts of the southwestern United States.This includes the Mohave Desert, Great Basin, and Sonoran Desert.The other two parts will cover mountain and coastal ecosystems. The production team will arrive in Organ Pipe on May 12 and will stay for three nights.They plan to film an out-flight of lesser long nosed bats. They will also be filming a blooming saguaro flower and hope to get footage of a bat flying in to feed on the nectar.The production crew is working with park biologists to ensure no bats are disturbed and all safety needs are covered.The series should be completed within a year and will air in the summer or fall of 2016.

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Last updated: April 30, 2015

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