Barbirusa: Unmasking a Legend
http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/10479 for full video. Two hundred and fifty years ago a Dutch explorer drew a picture of a strange animal he had glimpsed in the remote jungles of Sulawesi. It had the head of a pig, the body of a deer and four bizarrely-shaped tusks. It was called the barbirusa. A creature of myth and legend, little was known about this shy and retiring animal until a young British scientist lifted the mask. We journey for two days into the remote Indonesian jungle and share a rare encounter with a herd of babirusa at a remarkable volcanic salt lake."