Season 27, Episode 5 The Dragon Chronicles

First Aired: January 11, 2009

Reptile expert Romulus Whitaker searches for the real-life inspirations for the mythical dragons of yore. The journey takes him to Slovenia, where he finds cave-dwelling salamanders called olms that were once believed to be baby dragons; to India's Western Ghats, where he encounters flying lizards; and to Indonesia's Komodo Island, where he observes wild Komodo dragons.

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  • 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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