TV preview: Attenborough's Ark BBC2, 9pm
I'M NOT saying David Attenborough has been around a long time but his first natural history film was about the dodo.
His new series sees the presenter choose the 10 endangered animals from around the world he'd most like to save from extinction.
While tigers and pandas are the ones most people think of, for David the interest comes from the more unusual ones.
They include Darwin's frog, the only frog in the world where the male gives birth, without making a fuss, to its young.
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There's also the olm – a salamander that can live to 100 years old.
Whether it receives a telegram from the Queen is unsure.
There's also the Sumatran rhino, the smallest and most threatened species of rhino, the first of which was recently, after years of failed attempts, born in captivity.
It was a historic baby, a beacon of hope to the rest of the species, a bit like Kate and William's will be.
In Jersey, meanwhile, Attenborough introduces his favourite monkey, the mischievous black lion tamarind, while other unusual passengers on his Ark include the solenodon, an ancient mammal; the northern quoll, a charismatic, in a Jeremy Clarkson kind of way, marsupial at risk from cane toads; rare hummingbird the spatuletail; the Sunda pangolin, whose scaly armour is made of keratin; and Venus's flower basket, a marine animal made entirely from silica.
As usual, no sign of the sausage dog.