Jungle Special
First Broadcast: 8PM Mon 23 April 2012

The team take on their hardest challenge so far, to dissect an entire ecosystem - the jungle. Deep in the rainforest of Borneo they erect a high-tech dissection laboratory to investigate giant bugs and titan trees, and to reveal why the jungle is home to the most diverse collection of living things on our planet.

With a team of all-star biologists, anatomists and tree climbers, they delve into the mysteries of the rainforest: how it fits together and the extraordinary roles the strange creatures that live in it play; how waterfalls flow uphill, life springs from death and parasites hold the key to holding the jungle in balance.

Veterinary scientist Mark Evans climbs 60 metres into the canopy to catch the world's largest ants; comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg heads deep into the forest to catch venomous centipedes and giant moths; and biologist Simon Watt investigates the most sinister organism of them all - an enormous parasitic fig tree.

Inside Nature's Giants lifts the lid on this confusing environment, delving deep into the workings of some of the rainforest's most spectacular inhabitants to bring viewers natural history like it's never been seen before.

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    1. Jungle Special: Inside Nature's Giants Jungle Special Mon 23 Apr 2012

      The team take on their hardest challenge so far, to dissect an entire ecosystem - the jungle. Deep in the rainforest of…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
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      1. Ants This video is a clip Ants Video duration: 2:02 minutes

        The team take on their hardest challenge so far, to dissect an entire ecosystem - the jungle
    2. Inside Nature's Giants The Kangaroo Mon 16 Apr 2012

      The Australian Outback is home to millions of kangaroos but, sadly, every year thousands are fatally injured in traffic…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
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      1. Kangaroo This video is a clip Kangaroo Video duration: 1:09 minutes

        Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg examine a kangaroo
    3. Inside Nature's Giants The Hippo Mon 9 Apr 2012

      So many hippos congregate to feed in Zambia's Luangwa Valley that they threaten the survival of other species in the…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
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      1. Inside Nature's Giants: Hippo - Open 4 This video is a clip Inside Nature's Giants: Hippo - Open 4 Video duration: 0:38 minutes

        Inside Nature's Giants: Hippo - Open 4 clip
    4. Rogue Baboon: An Inside Nature's Giants Special Rogue Baboon Tue 10 Jan 2012

      Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg travel to South Africa to dissect the first primate on Inside Nature's Giants: a huge…

      • Scenes of animal dissection
      • This episode has subtitles available.
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      1. Gunshot Survivor This video is a clip Gunshot Survivor Video duration: 1:28 minutes

        After years raiding human spaces, baboon leader Fred's body retains many remnants of human defence in the form of shotgun pellets
      2. Baboon Raid This video is a clip Baboon Raid Video duration: 1:32 minutes

        The baboons rampage through Cape Town
        • WARNING This clip contains scenes of strong violence
    5. Inside_ Natures_Giants_Racehorse The Racehorse Tue 20 Sep 2011

      The thoroughbred racehorse is one of the greatest athletes on the planet, galloping with incredible speed and stamina…

      • Scenes of animal dissection
      • This episode has subtitles available.
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      1. The Racehorse This video is a clip The Racehorse Video duration: 1:22 minutes

        The thoroughbred racehorse is one of the greatest athletes
      2. Horse Power This video is a clip Horse Power Video duration: 1:52 minutes

        The Racehorse - naturally built to run
    6. Leatherback Turtle The Leatherback Turtle Tue 13 Sep 2011

      The team travel to Florida to dissect the ocean's largest reptile - the leatherback turtle. They uncover the…

      • Scenes of animal dissection
      • This episode has subtitles available.
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      1. Turtle Rescue This video is a clip Turtle Rescue Video duration: 1:39 minutes

        Floridian's take the Turtle's life in their hands
    7. Cassowary The Dinosaur Bird 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. The…

      • Scenes of animal dissection
      • This episode has subtitles available.
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      1. Call of the Cassowary This video is a clip Call of the Cassowary Video duration: 1:54 minutes

        Mark Evans listens to the booming baritone of the dinosaur bird
      2. The Dinosaur Bird This video is a clip The Dinosaur Bird Video duration: 0:37 minutes

        Meet the Cassowary - a gigantic bird with a fearsome reputation
    8. Inside Nature's Giants The Camel Tue 30 Aug 2011

      The team head deep into the Australian outback to explore the ultimate desert survivor.

      • Scenes of killing and dissection
      • This episode has subtitles available.
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      1. The Camel This video is a clip The Camel Video duration: 1:36 minutes

        The camel lives in one of the hottest, driest places on earth. Find out how many months it can survive without water...
    9. Sperm Whale: Inside Nature's Giants Special The Sperm Whale Sun 7 Aug 2011

      The BAFTA-winning team battle through the night against a rising tide to explore the mysteries of the largest predator…

      • Scenes of animal dissection
      • This episode has subtitles available.
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      1. Sperm Whale clip This video is a clip Sperm Whale clip Video duration: 1:34 minutes

        Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg set off to dissect this 45-foot sea giant, that stranded and died on Pegwell Bay in Kent.
    10. Inside Nature's Giants The Polar Bear Thu 30 Jun 2011

      The team join Inuit hunters and scientists studying polar bears off the coast of Greenland. Polar bears have become a…

      • Scenes of animal dissection
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    1. Inside Nature's Giants: Hippo - Open 4 This video is a clip Inside Nature's Giants: Hippo - Open 4 Video duration: 0:38 minutes

      Inside Nature's Giants: Hippo - Open 4 clip Watch Inside Nature's Giants The Hippo
    2. Ants This video is a clip Ants Video duration: 2:02 minutes

      The team take on their hardest challenge so far, to dissect an entire ecosystem - the jungle Watch Inside Nature's Giants Jungle Special
    3. Gunshot Survivor This video is a clip Gunshot Survivor Video duration: 1:28 minutes

      After years raiding human spaces, baboon leader Fred's body retains many remnants of human defence in the form of shotgun pellets Watch Inside Nature's Giants Rogue Baboon
    4. The Racehorse This video is a clip The Racehorse Video duration: 1:22 minutes

      The thoroughbred racehorse is one of the greatest athletes Watch Inside Nature's Giants The Racehorse
    5. Horse Power This video is a clip Horse Power Video duration: 1:52 minutes

      The Racehorse - naturally built to run Watch Inside Nature's Giants The Racehorse
    6. Turtle Rescue This video is a clip Turtle Rescue Video duration: 1:39 minutes

      Floridian's take the Turtle's life in their hands Watch Inside Nature's Giants The Leatherback Turtle
    7. Call of the Cassowary This video is a clip Call of the Cassowary Video duration: 1:54 minutes

      Mark Evans listens to the booming baritone of the dinosaur bird Watch Inside Nature's Giants The Dinosaur Bird
    8. Sperm Whale clip This video is a clip Sperm Whale clip Video duration: 1:34 minutes

      Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg set off to dissect this 45-foot sea giant, that stranded and died on Pegwell Bay in Kent. Watch Inside Nature's Giants The Sperm Whale
    9. The Dinosaur Bird This video is a clip The Dinosaur Bird Video duration: 0:37 minutes

      Meet the Cassowary - a gigantic bird with a fearsome reputation Watch Inside Nature's Giants The Dinosaur Bird
    10. Kangaroo This video is a clip Kangaroo Video duration: 1:09 minutes

      Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg examine a kangaroo Watch Inside Nature's Giants The Kangaroo
    11. Baboon Raid This video is a clip Baboon Raid Video duration: 1:32 minutes

      The baboons rampage through Cape Town
      • WARNING This clip contains scenes of strong violence
      Watch Inside Nature's Giants Rogue Baboon
    12. The Camel This video is a clip The Camel Video duration: 1:36 minutes

      The camel lives in one of the hottest, driest places on earth. Find out how many months it can survive without water... Watch Inside Nature's Giants The Camel

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