It was her rapport with chimpanzees which first got Dr Charlotte Uhlenbroek noticed by TV audiences.
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Now the presenter of Congo's Secret Chimps has undertaken a new mission - to explain the mysteries of the jungle.
Her new series, Jungle, begins on BBC One this evening at 8pm. In it, she explores jungles across three continents, giving a flavour of the teeming wildlife.
Charlotte Uhlenbroek came into the Breakfast studio this morning, to tell us about how she conquered her fear of heights to climbt into the jungle canopy
There is a book and website to go with Charlotte's new series, Jungle. The book is published by Hodder and Stoughton hardback at £18.99 ISBN 0340734205 256 pages plus illustrations.
The website promises a unique jungle safari through a virtual habitat