Dragons of Komodo

Duration: 31 minutes

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.

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Fri 9 Nov 1956 20:15 BBC Television Service

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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. The first and last known sighting of these animals by a European was in 1912. Once on shore however, David 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.

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Credits

Presenter
David Attenborough
Camera Operator
Charles Lagus
Director
Nancy Thomas

Broadcasts

  • Fri 9 Nov 1956 20:15 BBC Television Service

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