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NOVA: "Secrets of the Crocodile Caves"

>From the NOVA e-newsletter.




Broadcast: January 20, 2004
(NOVA airs Tuesdays on PBS at 8 p.m. Check your local listings as
dates and times may vary.)

In a remote corner of Madagascar, an extraordinary lost world
is shut off from the outside by razor-sharp limestone cliffs,
impenetrable spiny vegetation, and underground caves filled with
a species of man-eating crocodiles. Deep inside the forest thrive
colonies of crowned lemurs, exquisite little primate cousins with
large eyes, nimble hands, and soft velvet fur. Their cute appearance
disguises their character as tough team players, relying on the
leadership of a strong female to survive the many dangers confronting
them. And as this program reveals, no peril is greater than the jaws
of the giant crocodiles, the world's only cave-living crocs.

Here's what you'll find online:

     Explore Ankarana
     Investigate this otherworldly landscape with a slide show and a
     series of 360-degree panoramas.

     Legends of Madagascar
     To the Westerner, many beliefs of the Malagasy, the island's
     people, may boggle the mind.


     Who's Who of Crocodilians
     Use this clickable map to find out about the 23 species of
     crocodilians around the world.

     Anatomy of a Croc
     Examine a Nile crocodile and see what makes this
     amazing reptile tick.

Also, Links and Books, a video preview of the program, the program
transcript, and a teacher's guide.