Inside Nature's Giants

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  • 2012
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.9  (176)

The award winning program Inside Nature's Giants is a scientific documentary series produced originally for Channel 4 in England by Windfall Films and currently airing on PBS in the United States. A four part series, the program is made up of eighteen total episodes. In 2010, the British documentary received the a BAFTA Television Award for Best Specialist Factual. Presented by veterinarian and seasoned television host Mark Evans, the show documents experts and their findings as they dissect some of the world's largest animals. Evans is joined on the show by three experts; comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg and the evolutionary biologists Simon Watt and Richard Dawkins. The ING scientific have teamed up with other scientists the world over to gather more information and help locate animals to feature on their program. By studying the animals' anatomy they explain how and why the creatures behave the way that they do and uncover the secrets of animals heretofore rarely or never dissected before. The dissections are also used to explain the animal species' evolutionary adaptations that have allowed them to survive and thrive for thousands of years in harsh conditions throughout the globe. The team has dissected and offered information about many animals, often large predators. They have dissected sea animals such as a great white shark netted in South Africa, a sperm whale beached in England, and a giant squid washed up in New Zealand. In the Florida Everglades they encountered and opened up a monster Burmese python and at London's Royal Veterinary College they dissect a lion and tiger. In an Australian desert where the animals are changing the environment the team dissects a camel and in the outback they find a red kangaroo fatally wounded by traffic. Other animals featured on the show include a Zambian hippopotamus, a polar bear, a giraffe, a European thoroughbred horse, a Leatherback sea turtle and a crocodile in Florida, a Queensland rain forest Southern Cassowary, and a South African baboon. The final episode is devoted entirely to the jungle of Borneo where they set up a hi-tech laboratory to dissect giant trees, big bugs, and strange animals to explain how the diverse animal population of jungles work together to keep the massive ecosystem in balance.

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Mon 23 Apr 2012
10. Mon 23 Apr 2012
 
The team dissect a whole ecosystem. In Borneo they erect a high-tech lab to examine giant bugs and titan trees, revealing why the jungle contains the world's most diverse collection of living things.
Mon 16 Apr 2012
9. Mon 16 Apr 2012
 
Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg examine a kangaroo while Charles Darwin's great great grandson goes in the search of the remarkable Australian creatures that informed the theory of evolution.
Tue 10 Jan 2012
8. Tue 10 Jan 2012
 
Mark and Joy visit South Africa to dissect a huge alpha male baboon that the authorities had to euthanise when he led a band of baboons on a rampage through a Cape Town suburb
Mon 9 Apr 2012
7. Mon 9 Apr 2012
 
So many hippos congregate to feed in Zambia's Luangwa Valley that the authorities cull around 200 of them every year, giving Mark and Joy the opportunity to dissect one of these magnificent animals
Tue 20 Sep 2011
6. Tue 20 Sep 2011
 
The team explore how the racehorse has been biologically engineered for speed, revealing the spring system that propels it to 45mph, its super-sized organs and its built-in turbo-booster
Tue 13 Sep 2011
5. Tue 13 Sep 2011
 
The team dissect the ocean's largest reptile: the leatherback turtle. They uncover the evolutionary mystery of how turtles developed shells to protect themselves from sharp-toothed predators.
Sun 7 Aug 2011
4. Sun 7 Aug 2011
 
In this Inside Nature's Giants Special, the BAFTA-winning team battle through the night against a rising tide to explore the mysteries of the largest predator on Earth: the sperm whale
Thu 30 Jun 2011
3. Thu 30 Jun 2011
 
The team join Inuit hunters and scientists studying polar bears off the coast of Greenland
Tue 6 Sep 2011
2. Tue 6 Sep 2011
 
The BAFTA-winning series returns to Australia on the trail of a bird that's been described as a living dinosaur and hides in Queensland's tropical rainforests: the Cassowary.
Tue 30 Aug 2011
1. Tue 30 Aug 2011
 
We don't think of Australia as the home of camels, but in the middle of this vast island there are over a million feral dromedaries roaming around.
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The award winning program Inside Nature's Giants is a scientific documentary series produced originally for Channel 4 in England by Windfall Films and currently airing on PBS in the United States. A four part series, the program is made up of eighteen total episodes. In 2010, the British documentary received the a BAFTA Television Award for Best Specialist Factual. Presented by veterinarian and seasoned television host Mark Evans, the show documents experts and their findings as they dissect some of the world's largest animals.

Evans is joined on the show by three experts; comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg and the evolutionary biologists Simon Watt and Richard Dawkins. The ING scientific have teamed up with other scientists the world over to gather more information and help locate animals to feature on their program. By studying the animals' anatomy they explain how and why the creatures behave the way that they do and uncover the secrets of animals heretofore rarely or never dissected before. The dissections are also used to explain the animal species' evolutionary adaptations that have allowed them to survive and thrive for thousands of years in harsh conditions throughout the globe.

The team has dissected and offered information about many animals, often large predators. They have dissected sea animals such as a great white shark netted in South Africa, a sperm whale beached in England, and a giant squid washed up in New Zealand. In the Florida Everglades they encountered and opened up a monster Burmese python and at London's Royal Veterinary College they dissect a lion and tiger. In an Australian desert where the animals are changing the environment the team dissects a camel and in the outback they find a red kangaroo fatally wounded by traffic. Other animals featured on the show include a Zambian hippopotamus, a polar bear, a giraffe, a European thoroughbred horse, a Leatherback sea turtle and a crocodile in Florida, a Queensland rain forest Southern Cassowary, and a South African baboon. The final episode is devoted entirely to the jungle of Borneo where they set up a hi-tech laboratory to dissect giant trees, big bugs, and strange animals to explain how the diverse animal population of jungles work together to keep the massive ecosystem in balance.

Inside Nature's Giants is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on January 18, 2012.

Where to Watch Inside Nature's Giants

Inside Nature's Giants is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Inside Nature's Giants on demand at and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    January 18, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.9  (176)