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Spineless species?

David Attenborough finds tenrecs under a dead log. They resemble hedgehogs, but are not related. They only live in Madagascar. The locals regard them as cowardly creatures, since they roll into a ball when frightened. Back at London zoo the female gave birth to a litter, but killed several of them. The remaining babies were hand-reared.

This clip was originally broadcast in 1961.

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