Science and Nature

Inside Nature's Giants

Veterinary specialists and biologists perform an autopsy on a large wild animal to uncover the secrets of its anatomy. The series features veterinary scientist Mark Evans, comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg and evolutionary biologists Richard Dawkins and Simon Watt.

Camel

53m 10s

Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg brave the baking desert to dissect a camel. They uncover the secret of the camel’s hump and investigate how its elastic legs, stretchy lips and pedestal (a strange bump on its chest) are among the many surprising adaptations that enable the camel to thrive in such a dry and hostile environment.

Episodes

  • Camel: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Camel

    S1 E6 - 53m 10s

    Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg brave the baking desert to dissect a camel. They uncover the secret of the camel’s hump and investigate how its elastic legs, stretchy lips and pedestal (a strange bump on its chest) are among the many surprising adaptations that enable the camel to thrive in such a dry and hostile environment.

  • Giant Squid: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Giant Squid

    S1 E5 - 53m 41s

    The team travels to New Zealand to examine one of the biggest yet most mysterious animals on Earth — the giant squid. Delving into its three hearts, razor sharp beak, tooth-covered tentacles and bizarre reproductive system, the team explores the anatomy of a deep-sea alien that’s never been observed in the wild.

  • Big Cats: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Big Cats

    S1 E4 - 53m 41s

    From the outside, a lion and tiger look very different, but once their skins are removed, even the experts find it hard to tell them apart.

  • Great White Shark: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Great White Shark

    S1 E3 - 53m 41s

    The experts travel to South Africa to dissect a 15-foot-long great white shark. Comparative anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg uncovers the amazing array of senses the shark possesses, including the ability to detect the electro-magnetic field given off by other creatures.

  • Monster Python: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Monster Python

    S1 E2 - 53m 40s

    No one knows for sure how snakes native to South East Asia ended up in the Everglades, but now these giant reptiles are thriving in southern Florida's swamps and driving some native species into extinction.

  • Sperm Whale: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sperm Whale

    S1 E1 - 53m 41s

    Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg dissect a sperm whale’s enormous organs to reveal the secrets of this 45-foot deep-sea giant, which stranded and died on Pegwell Bay, Kent, England.

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