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The television series Mutant Planet takes a closer look at some of the strange and amazing things that are happening on Earth. This series goes into remote parts of the world to show the viewers the different wildlife and animals that can be found there. The show also features how evolution has changed nature over the years and has modified the appearance of some animals. It also shows some of the unusual behaviors that are being displayed by these animals and the odd ways in which they interact with each other.

The show explores how the process of natural selection made some strange and exotic animals. The show also explores how the behaviors of the animals have changed to ensure their survival over the years. Each episode will explore a new animal on the planet, how the animal lives, and how it adapted to the environment over the years to ensure survival.

Tuesdays at 10:00 pm et/pt on Science Channel
1 Season, 12 Episodes
January 4, 2011
Documentary & Biography
8.5/10
Cast: Richard Lintern, Marie Bouvier, Jeff Wilburn, Masaharu Fukuyama
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Mutant Planet Full Episode Guide

  • Spotlighted: creatures that have adapted to harsh alpine conditions in Tibet.

  • Examining why Costa Rica is the most biodiverse country in the world for its size.

  • A vast variety of plants and animals survives in the Namib, the world's oldest desert. With fifty million years to evolve, plants and animals have come up with cunning ways to cope with the heat and harvest water from the fog that often blankets this unique coastal desert.

  • India's Western Ghats are a lush, jungle refuge in an otherwise dry landscape. They intercept most of the summer monsoon rain, creating a home for wide range of iconic animals and weird mutants all adapted to make the most of the monsoon rains.

  • Strange things occupy 130 million year old jungles, including Borneo, a strange place of mutant creatures and plants seen nowhere else on Earth.

  • In Africa's Albertine Rift immense geological forces have created a huge variety of landscapes and transformed the climate. The unique residents of this evolutionary hotspot have been shaped by the Rift and evolved bizarre and unusual ways to survive.

  • Isolated from the Asian mainland, Japan's animals have been forced to endure the most violently active islands on earth in a climate of extremes. Animals cast away on these outcrops must find innovative ways to overcome periods of starvation.

  • The land of lemurs, an ancient primate family that evolved from only one small group which arrived on the island more than 60 million years ago. For them Madagascar became the land of evolutionary opportunity and today there are almost 100 living species

  • On the shores of Africa's Rift Valley Lakes a troop of chimpanzees provides an astonishing evolutionary counterpoint to the amazing story of small fish living beneath the surface, in a species pressure cooker, unlike anywhere else on the planet.

  • On Brazil's ancient Cerrado grassland a community of eccentric creatures are all inter-dependent, and all life revolves around the landscape of mysterious mud-caked monoliths.

  • Australia

  • New Zealand is a fairytale archipelago with a turbulent geological past. A land with astonishing creatures: flightless birds, night dwellers, living fossils. Evolution has run wild on this isolated land, producing some of the world's most unusual animals.

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