National Geographic Explorer

2001, TV Show

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Latest Episode: National Geographic Explorer: Mega Piranha

Monday, April 09, 2012 Season 1 Episode 11 watch on VUDU (Paid)

Piranhas - the stuff of nightmares and legends. They're infamous for how fast they can devour prey, and are known to attack in groups of up to 100. National Geographic joins a team of scientists heading to the Amazon to investigate a piranha mystery of immense proportions. A fossil of a giant jaw fragment has been identified as an ancient piranha, but with a terrifying twist: the tooth belonged to a fish seven times the size of existing piranha species.

National Geographic Explorer: How Man Tamed the Wild

Apr 09, 2012 Season 1 Episode 2

Animal domestication was a major prerequisite for human civilization to evolve. Join National Geographic as we explore how a dramatic shift from wild to tame happened by investigating foxes, chickens, dogs and rats. Travel to Siberia to see how the physiology of foxes changes when only friendly foxes are bred. In Georgia, follow a scientist as he decodes the DNA of a special population of chickens. And in Moscow, a researcher gains insight into domestication by studying a group of stray dogs.
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