Madagascar (2011/Blu-Ray) (2011)
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Madagascar was lost to the world, isolated, undiscovered and untouched by humans.
|From Executive Producer Mike Gunton (Life) comes a fascinating exploration of one of the most unique habitats in the world, Madagascar! 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, this is an Alice-in-Wonderland island of eccentric animals, outlandish plants and extraordinary landscapes. It is a truly remarkable island. In this three-part landmark series from the BBC and Animal Planet, viewers will discover what makes Madagascar different from the rest of the world, and how evolution created an island rivaling the Galapagos for mystique, beauty and scientific wonder.|
Editor's NoteNot to be confused with the DreamWorks animated opus of the same name, this nature-themed BBC miniseries from David Attenborough travels to the titular island, a country situated in the Indian Ocean just off of Africa's southeastern coast. Attenborough and co. focus exclusively on studying various species of Madagascarian wildlife that occupy this most unusual nation, with a particularly strong emphasis on frogs, wasps, chameleons and lemur. In the process, a picture emerges of a breathtaking but perilously delicate corner of Earth's biosphere. This collection contains the entire three-hour miniseries as it originally aired on British television.