NATURE’s The Reptiles: Lizards explores the world of the great escape artists of the wild, and looks at their remarkable bag of tricks.
The Reptiles series concludes with the most extraordinarily diverse of all reptiles. Lizards can be found on mountain tops, in the oceans, and in deserts and forests. Viewers meet some of nature’s most spectacular and beautiful varieties, ranging from giants more than ten feet long to tiny creatures no larger than a child’s finger. Lizards bite, lose their tails, have tongues longer than their entire body, and some can even walk on water.
The show travels across the globe to feature some of the most fascinating varieties of lizards, including Indonesia, for a look at the deadly Komodo dragon. The program also looks at people who form strong attachments to the animals, such as Henry Lizardlover, who changed his name to express his feelings for the reptiles. Henry sells photographs of his many lizards posed in a variety of humorous settings.
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Online content for The Reptiles: Lizards was originally posted February 2003.
Production Credits Print
With thanks to:
Galapagos National Parks -- Desiree Cruz
Charles Darwin Research Station -- Roz Cameron
The Reptile House
University of Stellenbosch
P Le Fras Mouton
Gary and Kathy Jordan
Barny Tomberlain -- Hatari Invertebrates
The National Zoo Park Washington, D.C.
Mike Davenport and Mike Morgan
Company Production Manager
ALAN R. MILLER
All sequences in this programme, whether filmed in the wild or under controlled conditions, represent authentic behavior.
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN
Executive in Charge
A Co-Production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Partridge Films Limited
This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York,
which is solely responsible for its content.
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