Madagascar: Africa's Galapagos

Madagascar: Africa's Galapagos
Wednesday 10pm - 11pm Smithsonian
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Friday, 2pm - 3pm Smithsonian


In 1836, Charles Darwin sailed the Beagle right past Madagascar without stopping. Little did he know that he was passing a treasure trove of evolutionary riddles. This documentary features some of the startling creatures that Darwin shouldn't have missed - from the predatory cat-like fossa to over 100 species of lemur including the aye-aye - possibly the weirdest creature on Earth. Lemurs only exist on Madagascar and now are among the most endangered species.