SIZ­ING UP NA­TURE

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Reviews Broadcast -

Na­ture’s Big­gest Beasts ON­LINE avail­able on BBC iPlayer un­til 19 May

When it comes to wildlife, it’s of­ten the largest that most catch the imag­i­na­tion. How­ever, the priv­i­lege of su­per-size comes with its own chal­lenges. Nar­rated by co­me­dian Miles Jupp, this lively, fact-packed new film – the lat­est in BBC Two’s new

Nat­u­ral World series – hops around the globe in­ves­ti­gat­ing how the kings of the an­i­mal king­dom have adapted to sur­vive: how do African ele­phants travel 25km each day with­out dam­ag­ing their feet? How do gi­raffes con­trol their blood pres­sure when bend­ing their necks to drink? How do red kan­ga­roos keep their large bod­ies cool in the in­tense heat of the Aus­tralian Out­back? We also meet the gi­ants of their own worlds – get ready for bird-eat­ing crick­ets, enor­mous earth­worms and fist-sized snails armed with 6,000 teeth.

The blue whale: the big­gest of them all.

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