Season 21, Episode 4 Bloody Suckers

First Aired: November 17, 2002

A look at creatures that live on blood, including mosquitos; bats; leeches; the candiru, an Amazonian fish; and the chipo, a South American insect that spreads a deadly disease that has claimed more victims in Latin America than AIDS. Also: host and filmmaker Mark Ferns allows himself to be fed upon by bats in the Caribbean.

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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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