An astonishing series revealing the extraordinary wildlife and dramatic landscapes of one of the world's most bizarre islands. Lying just off the coast of Africa, Madagascar is a land of misty mountains, tropical rainforests and weird spiny desert scrub. Here the wildlife has evolved in splendid isolation to become strange and totally unique. The series captures, sometimes for the first time, the diverse and rare wildlife that inhabits this incredible land. It features amazing footage of lemurs – a monkey-like group of creatures made up of 100 different species unique to the island – but also reveals frogs that turn from brown to bright yellow; wasps that pluck tadpoles from tree-nests and fish that swim upside down, as well as following the romantic life of the world's tiniest chameleon. Madagascar is an ambitious and intimate portrait of a fascinating but perilously fragile island – one of the few places left on Earth where there are still wildlife mysteries waiting to be discovered.
David Attenborough first went to Madagascar 50 years ago, his passion for it is infectious. The subject matter is quite focussed. One island and its different inhabitants. The huge variety of lemurs is the main theme and their adaptability. One can eat cyanide! The bonus disc has a feature on an elephant bird egg, an unexpected feature and for me the best bit.
Attenborough and the Giant Egg Fifty years after collecting a giant fossilised egg in Madagascar, David Attenborough returns to discover the fate of the largest birds to ever live on the planet
Lemurs of Madagascar with Charlotte Uhlenbroek
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Island of Marvels
2. Lost Worlds
This disc includes the following episode:
3. Land of Heat and Dust
- Attenborough and the Giant Egg Fifty years after collecting a giant fossilised egg in Madagascar, David Attenborough returns to discover the fate of the largest birds to ever live on the planet
- Lemurs of Madagascar with Charlotte Uhlenbroek
Videos exempt from classification by the British Board of Film Classification