Season 27, Episode 11 The Loneliest Animals

First Aired: April 19, 2009

Efforts to preserve endangered species are detailed. Among the featured creatures is Lonesome George, a giant Galapagos tortoise that's the last of its subspecies; the only known male and female Yangtze rafetus turtles; a Sumatran rhino from the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary that's paired with a Cincinnati Zoo-born Sumatran rhino; the once near-extinct black-footed ferret, which is being reintroduced into northern Colorado; and lemurs native to Madagascar that were born at Duke University.

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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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