Season 31, Episode 2 Secret of the Crocodile Caves
First Aired: January 20, 2004
Tracking the wildlife in Ankarana, a “true lost world” in northern Madagascar, where jagged, 1000-foot ridges wall off lush forests. The rulers of Ankarana: Nile crocodiles, sun lovers that nonetheless live in caves that honeycomb the ridges. The reason why they do intrigues French scientist Olivier Behra. Meanwhile, American biologist Luke Dollar is interested in the fossa, a “superpredator” he likens to “a mongoose on steroids.” A fossa is seen here stalking Madagascar's signature animal, the lemur, primative primates that some people believe have human souls.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
- Rating: None
- Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)