Inside Nature's Giants

A series that dissects the largest animals on the planet to uncover their evolutionary hidden secrets. A team of experts examine the anatomy of an elephant, a crocodile, a giraffe, and even a 55-ton fin whale measuring over 19 metres long. Inside Nature's Giants is an intriguing series that gives insight into the evolution of the world’s largest animals, revealing how their bodies work from the inside out, and demonstrating how the magnificent creatures have adapted to their surroundings over thousands of years. Produced by National Geographic.

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Episodes

Inside Nature's Giants Crocodile

Veterinary scientist Mark Evans joins experts in anatomy, evolution and behaviour in a bid to get under the skin of the crocodile. Meanwhile, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains how little the crocodile has changed since the age of the dinosaurs. The team uncovers the crocodile's incredible jaw muscles, as biologist Simon Watt travels to Florida to test the huge strength of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:46:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/12/2017

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Inside Nature's Giants Whale

In this episode, experts dissect a 65-foot, 60-ton fin whale – second only in size to its “cousin” the blue whale – that has died after being stranded off the coast of Ireland. It's a race against time as whale anatomist Joy Reidenberg flies in from New York before the animal's decomposition causes it to explode on the beach. Veterinary ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

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Inside Nature's Giants Elephant

This program looks at how evolution has overcome the challenges of being as big as an elephant. Elephants feed on plants with very little nutritional value for 18 hours a day, so evolution has given them vast intestines as well as huge teeth and jaw muscles – and an equally gigantic head. But this produces another problem: how to reach ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/10/2017

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Inside Nature's Giants Big Cats

The experts dissect a lion and a tiger and travel to South Africa to see lions in the wild. From the outside, the lion and the tiger look very different, but once their skins are removed, even the experts find it hard to tell them apart. At a big cat rescue centre, biologist Simon Watt traces the evolutionary history of ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/24/2016

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Inside Nature's Giants Great White Shark

The experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 900 kg, 15-foot-long great white shark. Comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg uncovers the shark's incredible array of senses, including the ability to detect the electro-magnetic field given off by other creatures. Veterinary scientist Mark Evans investigates the origins of the shark's infamous killing bite and, out at sea, a bite force test ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/23/2016

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