Season 28, Episode 5 Garden of Eden

First Aired: November 28, 2000

Visiting the Seychelles, an isolated Indian Ocean archipelago that is “a refuge for strange creatures found nowhere else on earth,” says narrator Peter Thomas. The reason: these islands are a remnant of a supercontinent that broke up 200 million years ago. The result: “a living Jurassic Park” that's home to a frog the size of an ant and fish (a whale shark) that's 40 feet long. Then there's the world's largest nut, the fruit of the coco-de-mer palm. It can weigh 40 pounds and bears a striking resemblance to a female pelvis. Its nickname: “the forbidden fruit.”

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