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Perfect protection

Duration: 01:18

Although it looks like a giant version of the little woodlouse we find under stones in our gardens at home, it is not in fact a close relative. As a piece of functional design it's almost perfect - the millipede can roll up into a ball, with no cracks in its armour whatsoever.

This clip was first broadcast in 1961.

Available since: Wed 9 Feb 2011


David Attenborough
Camera Operator
Geoffrey Mulligan
David Attenborough

This clip is from

Zoo Quest Zoo Quest to Madagascar, Episode 5

5/5 David Attenborough searches for one of the rarest animals of Madagascar, the indri. (1961)

First broadcast: 30 Jun 1961

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