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Stream now with the PBS Video App or tune in Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 8-11 p.m. on KPBS 2

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Burrow into the magical depths of Australian animal life as unique species navigate extremes on land and sea.

On MAGICAL LAND OF OZ, a three-part series, blue chip cameras capture the continent’s diverse animal populations in its highest snow peaks, frigid southern seas and suburban backyards.



Episode 1: “Land” airs Sunday, June 13 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 - An exploration of one of the most magical lands on the planet. Its unique wildlife includes a tree- dwelling kangaroo, a spider that survives underwater and a bird that spreads fire.

Episode 2: “Ocean” airs Sunday,June 13 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - A natural history exploration of Australia’s magical coasts and islands where three oceans create the perfect environment for whales, giant cuttlefish and sharks.

Episode 3: “Human” airs Sunday, June 13 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 - An exploration of Australia’s mesmerizing wildlife and how they’ve adapted to survive in the human environment, including a flamboyant dancing peacock spider in a suburban garden.

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