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David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies:

Stunning Footage of a Kubong Gliding Through the Trees

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Stunning Footage of a Kubong Gliding Through the Trees

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Kubongs, also known as colugos, are by far the most skillful and powerful of the forest gliders. With a single leap, they can travel over 100 meters. Here's one in action.

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After ruling the skies for about 60 million years, insects were joined by a new group of creatures: vertebrates. The pioneers of the backboned flyers were the prehistoric pterosaurs, followed by a group of dinosaurs that acquired feathers. Finally, after a global extinction event, birds and the newly emerged bats took command of the skies. Join naturalist David Attenborough as he investigates the jungles of Borneo and the volcanic ash of China to track the evolution of these remarkable flying animals.

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