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Life In Cold Blood

Reptiles and amphibians ruled the world for nearly 200 million years and today there are over 14,000 varieties of them. Some are huge - among the deadliest creatures on Earth; others are tiny and number among the strangest. Where did these ancient creatures come from? How have they transformed themselves into the bizarre and beautiful forms alive today? And what is the secret of their epic success? The very latest technology enables extraordinary and previously unseen behaviour to be captured in intimate detail, overturning the myth that cold blooded life is slow, solitary and primitive and revealing these creatures to . . .

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Friday, May 17, 2013 - 11:00 PM
"Land Invaders"
Among chorusing frogs in Panama, Sir David Attenborough asks how amphibians first managed to invade the land. The Australian lungfish, an ancient relative of the amphibians that can breathe air, and the giant Japanese salamander give vital clues about their first tentative steps. They also demonstrate their fiercely protective parenting skills. Part 2 of 5 G

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