A dingo now known as BBC is one of several wild dogs from deep inside Namadgi National Park that are set to star in a new Sir David Attenborough documentary.
Canberrans will get their chance to watch the animals in action when the Australia episode of Seven Worlds, One Planet airs on Wednesday on Channel Nine.
A BBC film crew stayed at Ready-Cut Cottage, in the national park's Gudgenby Valley, during a closely guarded mission to capture the first ever video showing the dingoes' hunting process from start to finish as they pursue a kangaroo.
ACT Parks and Conservation Service staff including dog trapper Mick Clarke and ranger Ben O'Brien guided the crew during the successful eight-day filming quest in 2017.
The entire documentary series, which is being screened around the world, took 1794 days in total to film, with 92 shoots across 41 different countries.
Ranger Brett McNamara, who manages Namadgi National Park for the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, said the experience of working with the BBC was a thrill for local conservationists.
He said the crew's patience, persistence and dedication was an example of why the BBC set the benchmark for natural history documentaries.
Mr McNamara said the crew went to great lengths to get what they needed, spending hours planning and waiting to capture shots that were important to the story, including one of a dingo blinking.
He said they had also flown in a camera from the US and a specialist from the UK to attach the equipment to a helicopter in order to film a hunting sequence.
"I've seen the raw footage on a very small screen as we sat down at Ready-Cut [Cottage], and it was incredible on a small screen," he said.
"I haven't seen the final version, so I can't wait to see what it's going to be like on the big screen in the final, edited version."
Mr McNamara said the female dingo who was "the heroine of the story" was still in Namadgi National Park and had since been named BBC.
"We were going to call her David, then Sir Attenborough, but we thought that didn't quite work because she's a female," he laughed.
Mr McNamara said while the 93-year-old legendary broadcaster hadn't visited Canberra personally, a number of ACT rangers had Sir David to thank for sparking their interest in the environment.
"As a young bloke, growing up in Canberra, I'd sit there on a Sunday night watching the work of the BBC natural history unit and hearing the voice of David Attenborough," Mr McNamara said.
"To some extent, it was that sort of influence that put me on the path to becoming a ranger, and talking to the staff here, almost everyone's had the same experience of being inspired by watching that sort of work.
"To one day receive a phone call from the BBC saying they wanted to come to our neck of the woods to do some filming ... it was sort of like, 'Wow'.
"For [Sir David] to narrate and tell our little story on a global stage is pretty exciting. Within a stone's throw of the nation's capital, the BBC is casting a spotlight on our little part of the world, for the world."
Mr McNamara hoped the documentary would inspire the next generation of conservationists.
"I often think that what we do as a Parks agency isn't to manage the environment, it's to manage people and the impact people have on the environment," he said.
"Particularly with climate change and some of the challenges on the horizon for us, there's never been a more important time than today to really understand nature and the impact we have in nature."
- The Australia episode of Seven Worlds, One Planet airs on Channel Nine from 7.30pm on Wednesday.