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Nature's Wonderlands: Episode 2 Madagascar, a World Apart

In this second episode, Professor Richard Fortey travels to the rainforests of Madagascar-an ancient island that has spawned some of the most extraordinary groups of plants and animals anywhere in the world. From beautiful Indri lemurs, toxic frogs, and the cat-like giant mongoose called the fossa, to evolutionary oddities like the giraffe-necked weevil and the otherworldly aye-aye, Prof. Fortey uncovers the secrets of the evolutionary niche-examining how, given millions of years, animals and plants can adapt to fill almost any opportunity they find.
2016; 2015

Madagascar: The Spirit of Plants

Madagascar's variety of climate and relief gives the "Red Island" one of the world's richest floras. The island's healers can identify hundreds of plants and contribute to scientific research. In the town of Anantsono, Bernard Fontanille meets Folo Boataky; she describes herself as a therapist. With help from the spirits of ancestors, Folo Boataky uses precious trees, her hands, and her mastery trance to heal.
2016; 2014

Madagascar to the Seychelles [electronic resource]

As Simon views the coral reefs and spectacular wildlife of Madagascar, Mauritius, and the Seychelles, he also discovers some ecological threats to the region.

Ghosts of Madagascar [electronic resource]: Shane Untamed

So much about Madagascar seems otherworldly-from the haunting landscapes to the peculiar animals that you can find only here. Even though the razor-sharp Tsingy stone spires and the bat caves beneath them are enough to scare most, Shane O goes deeper into western Madagascar to become one of few Westerners to set foot in a sacred forest. He may even encounter the elusive fossa along the way. Travel with this episode of Shane Untamed to find out if there really is anything about Madagascar to fear at all.

Madagascar, the Lost Makay [electronic resource]

In 2009, a group of young French scientists led by Evrard Wendenbaum, found themselves crossing a "time frontier" when moving deep forward into the canyons formed by the Makay mountain range, in the southwest of Madagascar. This natural barrier has been protecting many and unique ecosystems for millions of years. It is an incredibly lush vegetation that revealed itself to the astonished eyes of the explorers. In 2010, Evrard is back together with an international team of geologists, entomologists, biologists, naturalists, and anthropologists...from the US, France, Germany, Canada.

Madagascar: The Land Where Evolution Ran Wild

For 65 million years, Madagascar was lost to the world, isolated, undiscovered, and untouched by humans. Left to its own devices it became a hotbed of evolution, resulting in the greatest concentration of unique creatures anywhere on the planet. More than 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Recognized as one of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots. The primates seen include: the indri (Indri indri), the largest lemur, jumping across the land on its hind legs when it moves between trees; the critically endangered reed lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis), is shown practicing parenting and feeding behavior, as well as it specially-evolved jumping mechanisms needed to navigate the floating reed beds on which it lives; crowned lemurs (Eulemur coro [...]
Clemons (Stacks)

Aislados Islas Continente: Una Historia de Superviviencia

Isolation because of continental drift... Some portions of the Earth that are the size of small continents are breaking away from the continental masses and creating different worlds of amazing proportions. The inhabitants of these colossal islands, many of them relics of past geographical eras, will the be protagonists of this episode. An echidna, a family of brown lemurs, a pair of fossas, a Tasmanian devil, an elderly Aborigine, a giant chameleon, and a fun family of kangaroos will be some of the leading actors in this episode. --

Lemurs in Madagascar [electronic resource]: Surviving on an Island of Change

On the world's fourth-largest island, and virtually nowhere else, lives an entire "infraorder" of primates: the three dozen or so lemur species. But Madagascar has radically transformed since another primate - humans - arrived 2,000 years ago. Rampant deforestation, habitat fragmentation, and other anthropogenic factors are impacting lemurs much faster than evolution can mitigate the effects. This science bulletin follows American and Malagasy scientists through the country's remaining forests to learn how these compelling creatures are coping with change.


A lion and zebra and two other of their pampered friends, from New York's Central Park Zoo, accidentally find themselves on a ship heading for Africa. When their vessel is hijacked, they become shipwrecked on the exotic island of Madagascar where they discover it really is a jungle out there!
Clemons (Stacks)

The Films of Philip Haas: Magicians of the Earth

A series of films on traditional art. Philip Haas has spent the last decade making films with some of the most acclaimed artists working today including David Hockney, Boyd Webb, Richard Long and Gilbert & George. With his series, Magicians of the Earth, Haas turned his attention to native artists working in traditional forms. These four films were photographed entirely on location in Australia, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Senegal and Benin and Feature music composed by David Byrne and Gambian musician Foday Musa Suso. These films use sparse narration, letting the audience discover for itself the magical transformation of the raw materials into wondrous art. By finding the "theatricality" in each artist, Haas constantly surprises and delights the viewer - his films are always [...]
1994; 1990
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