More than 30 animatronic spy cameras disguised as animals secretly record animal behavior in the wild. These “spy creatures” reveal that animals show emotions and behavior similar to humans – a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate and invent.
The spy creatures explore the rarely seen emotions of animals, revealing whether they are as strong and complex as our own. Join the cams as they are accepted into a wild dog pack, witness elephant love, and are mourned by a troop of monkeys.
Experience the inspiring rebirth of an African wilderness through the eyes of Emmy Award-winning wildlife cameraman Bob Poole. Darting away from lions, wrestling crocs, facing down angry elephants – it’s all part of a day’s work as he joins the battle to “re-wild” Mozambique’s legendary national park.
A new lion’s arrival sparks a conflict among Gorongosa’s dominant lions. Joyce has questions about the mysterious behavior of the Gorongosa’s elephants, and Bob tastes the danger of crop-raiding elephants.
When Bob returns to Gorongosa, he discovers a huge nesting colony of water birds. He resumes his search for the lion cubs that went missing. After many sleepless nights, he finally meets the park’s new cubs – the future of lions in Gorongosa.
Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first tantalizing hints of a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex, perhaps the largest predator ever to walk the Earth: spectacular fossil bones from a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus. But the fossils were completely destroyed during a World War II Allied bombing raid, leaving only drawings, lots of questions, and a mystery: What was Spinosaurus? Now, the discovery of new bones in a Moroccan cliff face is reopening the investigation into this epic beast. What did it feed on and how? Why did it grow so big?
We follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing this terrifying carnivore piece by piece, revealing a 53-foot-long behemoth with a huge dorsal sail, enormous, scimitar-like claws and massive jaws, tapered toward the front like a crocodile, hosting an army of teeth. Bringing together experts in paleontology, geology, climatology and paleobotany, this NOVA/National Geographic special brings to life the lost world over which Spinosaurus reigned more than 65 million years ago.