Lying just off the coast of Africa, Madagascar is a land of misty mountains, tropical rainforests and spiny desert scrub – and home to strange wildlife, most of which is found nowhere else on earth.
Madagascar explores this extraordinary wildlife and the dramatic landscapes of one of the world's most bizarre islands.
Using the latest in filming technology, the BBC's Natural History Unit captures the diverse and rare wildlife that inhabits this incredible land, some filmed for the first time, and features surprising stories of the favourite and enduring symbol of the island, lemurs, as well as less familiar creatures.
There are frogs that turn from brown to bright yellow; wasps that pluck tadpoles from tree-nests; fish that swim upside down and the romantic life of the world's tiniest chameleon.
Narrated by David Attenborough, Madagascar is the BBC's ambitious and intimate portrait of a fascinating but perilously fragile island.
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- Attenborough and the Giant Egg documentary
For 65 million years Madagascar was lost to the world - sat in splendid isolation, undiscovered and untouched by man. Left to its own devices it became a hot bed of evolution - creating 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. Recognised as one of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots, this is an Alice-in-Wonderland island of weird animals, strange plants and extraordinary landscapes. Extras Includes 'Attenborough and The Giant Egg' - a one off programme taking us back to David Attenborough's first trip to Madagascar 50 years ago.