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Seven Worlds, One Planet – episode 3 recap: from pumas to penguins, South America is a colourful wilderness

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Sir David Attenborough, our whispery tour guide, has already whisked us to Antarctica and Asia in his latest continent-hopping BBC series. Now it was the turn of South America, the most species-rich continent on Earth. 

From the volcanoes of the Andes to the Amazon rainforest, this was another spectacularly-shot and suitably epic hour of Sunday TV. Here are the highlights of episode three. 

Pouncing, persistent puma steals the show

The episode began with its most action-packed and blood-spattered sequence, high up in Patagonia, where a puma mother drew on a lifetime’s experience to catch prey three times her weight. 

The puma, named Sarmiento by researchers, was hunting guanacos to feed her family….

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