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"Secrets of the Crocodile Caves" - on NOVA
May be of interest to some folks on this list:
Next on NOVA: "Secrets of the Crocodile Caves"
Broadcast: May 10, 2005
(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
Here's what you'll find online:
Slide Show and Article
Investigate this otherworldly landscape with a slide show and a
series of 360-degree panoramas.
Legends of Madagascar
Many beliefs of the Malagasy may be as surprising to Westerners
as the landscape itself.
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
Also, Links and Books, a video preview of the program, the program
transcript, and a teacher's guide.