Pioneering parents

Early attempts at motherhood must have been somewhat experimnetal. Surinam toads have eggs that hatch from pockets situated on the female's back - skin care, as it were. Her hospitality has to be worth it; more must survive for her to go to these lengths. Once they've hatched out from under her skin, the youngsters are straight off to find food.

Release date: 26 Nov 2009

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PresenterDavid Attenborough
ProducerMark Fletcher

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