Most wildlife documentaries focus on animal behavior, but INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS goes inside the largest animals on the planet to explore their anatomy, reveal their intricate inner workings and uncover their evolutionary secrets.
In this episode, veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg head deep into the Australian Outback to explore the ultimate desert survivor: the camel. Not generally thought of as the home of camels, over a million feral dromedaries roam the middle of this vast continent, introduced - then abandoned - by European settlers a century ago. Now, as their numbers continue to increase and they wreak havoc on the environment, the government has introduced a culling program. This offers the team a unique opportunity to try and uncover the secret of the camel's hump, and to investigate how its elastic legs, stretchy lips, and pedestal (a strange bump on its chest) are among the many surprising adaptations that enable the camel to thrive in such a dry and hostile environment.
Production Year: 2012
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen