Inside Nature’s Giants – Rogue Baboon (Channel 4 HD Documentary)
Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg travel to South Africa to dissect the first primate on Inside Nature’s Giants: a huge alpha male baboon that led a band of baboons on a rampage through a Cape Town suburb until the authorities were forced to euthanise him as he grew increasingly violent. Intricate dissection of muscles and tendons reveals how remarkably similar human and baboon hands are. Meanwhile, Simon Watt discovers how these primates have adapted to survive in the suburbs of their fellow primates.
The award winning series that gets under the skin of the largest animals on the planet. Inside Nature’s Giants dissects these animals to uncover their evolutionary secrets. Most wildlife documentaries tell you how an animal behaves, but by dissecting an animal and studying its anatomy we can see how animals really work. Experts in comparative anatomy, evolution and behaviour will put some of the most popular and enigmatic large animals under the knife. Veterinary scientist Mark Evans will interpret their findings, biologist Simon Watts tests the animals physiology and Richard Dawkins traces back the animals place on the tree of life.