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 the massive reptile's bite: the most powerful in the animal kingdom. But while crocodiles' spiked teeth are excellent for gripping prey as they plunge into a death roll, they are useless for chewing. So how do these animals manage to digest large chunks of raw meat and bone? As the experts dissect the digestive system and inspect the stomach contents for clues, they reveal the bizarre plumbing between the heart and the stomach that might provide the key to this puzzle. And they also solve the mystery of this crocodile's premature death.

  • 2009
  • 00:46:54
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/12/2017
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Anatomy, Comparative [LCSH] Veterinary dissection [LCSH] Crocodiles [LCSH] Crocodiles -- Dissection [LCSH] Crocodiles -- Anatomy [LCSH] Crocodiles -- Evolution [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Biology [LCSH]
Jamie Lochhead (Director), David Dugan (Producer), Dominic Frisby (Narrator), Zoe Strasman (Production Coordinator)
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