Across the planet there are animal giants – creatures that have pushed size to the limits. From five-ton elephant seals to feasting Grizzly Bears and mighty African lion – they have evolved to be massive for many surprising reasons. In this series, biologist Patrick Aryee is on a global mission to find the biggest beasts on Earth and discover why – in the natural world – size really matters. Combining stunning blue chip natural history footage – with nail-bitingly close encounters – this series tells the definitive story of gigantism in the natural world. As well as getting eye-to-eye with present day behemoths, illustrated graphics bring to life Big Beasts of the past – like the legendary Titanoboa, a giant snake as long as a bus.
Season 1, Episode 1 – “The Americas”
Patrick Aryee investigates the world’s largest animals, revealing why these creatures evolved into giants and how crucial they are to their habitats. He begins in the Americas, finding out more about the sperm whale, coming face to face with grizzly bears and getting up close and personal with an anaconda.