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Decade of Discovery

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Watch Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10pm on WMHT TV.

In the last decade scientists and explorers have discovered a staggering quarter of a million new species, and this celebratory program showcases the most extraordinary in a special top ten.

These are the creatures no one dreamed even existed, the ones which have the scientists in a spin and caused the text books to be re-written. From the world's longest insect - almost as long as a human arm, to one of the rarest mammals on Earth - the pygmy three-toed sloth - filmed for the first time swimming in the waters of the Caribbean, and the carnivorous pitcher plant big enough for a human fist to fit inside, these stories prove Earth can still surprise us.

Get more information on the BBC website.