Season 18, Episode 15 The Body Changers

First Aired: May 7, 2000

Animal metamorphosis is explored. Included: salamanders, which can regenerate body parts that are lost to predators; tadpoles, which become frogs (and, if they don't, it might be because they were eaten by larvae that become dragonflies); redwing blackbirds, whose brains change shape as a part of their mating rituals; and, of course, caterpillars, which require the aid of ants to become butterflies.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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