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First transmitted in 1956, the Zoo Quest team sail to Komodo island, the home of a giant lizard known as the Komodo dragon.

First transmitted in 1956, the Zoo Quest team sails to Komodo island, the home of a giant lizard known as the Komodo dragon. The first and last known sighting of these animals by a European was in 1912. Once on shore, Attenborough soon comes face to face with the prehistoric-looking creatures. A villager had recently been killed by one, and it is plain to see why they are a danger to man. Attenborough also discovers that all is not safe on board the boat.

First shown: 8.15pm 9 Nov 1956 Duration 30 mins

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