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BBC’s ‘Spy in the Wild’ Films with Animatronic Animals

'Spy in the Wild' used over 30 animatronic spycams disguised as animals ranging from orangutans to sloths to crocodiles to capture animals as they've never been recorded before.

What better way to get up close and personal with a turtle than to pretend to be one?

That’s the tenet behind BBC’s new nature documentary series Spy in the Wild, which used over 30 animatronic spycams disguised as animals ranging from orangutans to sloths to crocodiles to capture these animals as they’ve never been captured before.

As Fstoppers explains, “Quite a few of the spy cameras will make you do a double-take, as the robotic look-a-likes are accepted by the animals and interact with them in some cases. Just a few of the expected highlights of the series includes a group of langur monkeys trying to revive one of the animatronics after picking it up, dropping it, and than believing they killed it by mistake. A chimpanzee treating and caring for a camera like it is a pet, just as humans do. Even taking it to bed with him. And one example that obviously shows just how realistic these spy cameras were, is when a male tortoise was caught trying to mate with one.”

Read the full story here.

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