No other river unites a country in the way that the Mississippi unites America. It reaches from the frozen fringes of the far north to the hot and steamy south, its fingers stretch into nearly half of the USA collecting water from 31 states. Along its journey it brings together the people and the extraordinary wildlife of this great country. Discover the fertile, mysterious Atchafalaya a vast wetland area ruled by Alligators and one of the richest and most diverse wilderness regions of the states where racoons and beavers rub alongside tropical specialities such as Roseate Spoonbills and emerald-green Anole lizards. In Minnesota thousands of Pelicans convene in Spring to perform balletic, synchronised fishing displays and in the frozen wilderness of Yellowstone Park a handful of tenacious Coyotes risk severe hypothermia to fish in bone-chilling water.