Cultures of ancient America prized copal resin as a sacred incense ingredient. A JAGUAR cub has overcome a potentially disastrous neurological condition by having swimming lessons. As the intermediary between humans and gods, he claimed the power to control the supernatural forces of the universe. BBC Earth tells the greatest stories about our world. BBC Earth tells the greatest stories about our world. If you need any further evidence as to who the real star was of BBC One’s Big Cats About The House, then here it is. A Maya ruler served as the human manifestation of gods on earth. Watch the moment when Sir David Attenborough and BBC filmmakers explored just how big some ancient birds grew. The Maya civilisation began long ago in a place called 'Mesoamerica'. From the epic to the everyday, BBC Earth brings you face to face with heart pounding action, mind blowing ideas and the sheer … From the epic to the everyday, BBC Earth brings you face to face with heart pounding action, mind blowing ideas and the sheer … We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. 10 week old Maya the jaguar got a tour of our studio as Charlie and Naga spoke with conservationist Giles Clark about his new BBC One Documentary. Last week fans of the BBC nature show watched in horror as a majestic snow leopard R… For over 60 years, BBC Earth has been on a quest to capture the astonishing wonders of the universe and share them with audiences everywhere. The ancient Mayan holy book says that the divine god of the earth extracted copal resin from the tree of life and gave it to humans as a gift. For over 60 years, BBC Earth has been on a quest to capture the astonishing wonders of the universe and share them with audiences everywhere. Maya is turning into an boisterous jaguar toddler and nothing escapes bite free. The prey would naturally investigate the source of the aroma, thus bringing it closer to the jaguar. PLANET Earth II viewers were stunned tonight as a jaguar took on a gigantic caiman crocodile – and won. Use in … In rituals he nurtured and glorified the gods, seeking to maintain the always precarious balance of nature in an agricultural … The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. This huge area is made up of Mexico and part of Central America. Read about our approach to external linking.