Big Cats

Big Cats

Inside Nature's Giants

DVD - 2012
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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 dissect a lion and tiger. On the outside, the animals look very different, but once their skins are removed, even the experts find it hard to distinguish the two.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, c2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Music composed by Max de Wardener.
Performers: Narrator, Matt Reeves ; scientific team, Joy Reidenberg, Mark Evans, Richard Dawkins, Simon Watt.
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
ISBN: 9781608836529
UPC: 841887016551
Call Number: DVD 599.75 BIG:CATS


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Jan 08, 2018

Warning!! - This nature-documentary contains plenty of up-close footage of gruesome animal dissection which may, or may not be suitable viewing for all audiences.

Presented by the PBS Network through their "Inside Nature's Giants" series - The biggest problem I found with this presentation was that it focused way too much of its time on people (who were sometimes fascinated by analyzing animal poop) rather than paying any worthwhile attention on the "Big Cats" that it so proudly boasted about in its title.

Yes. To be sure - There were, indeed, some really good moments in this wildlife-documentary - But (even at a brief running time of just 55 minutes) I had quickly lost interest in watching big-cat dissections (and the comparing of animal poop) within this program's first 15 minutes.

Feb 09, 2015

Lots of interesting details about lions and tigers.

Quite a surprise that they it is possible to inter-breed them. The main difference between them is simply the skin!

Corey G Brooks Dec 29, 2014

Inside Natures Giants: Big cats...Well the documentary delved into the influence on my brain, which is because "50" (My favorite rapper") just released an album (Last June) titled Animal Ambition Vol.1, and the [album art], in one aspect, depicts a Lion ([Folks] who know him know that his families crest is one that depicts lions). [Tha]t gave intrigue, and the documentary gave a look at the habits of "Big Cats".

I found myself pondering the Larenyx diffrentiation in the Lion and in a human. The British documentarians depicted the size diffrence, and I pondered was that the reason for 50's selection of the lions on his crest. The documentarians experimented with the Larynyx of the lion, and showed that cause for it's ability to roar in such a manner is indeed the larynyx, yet they went into more elementary information; therefore, in tone, it made fundamental information seem like revelation.

I'm speaking of the mention of the "lion [and the tiger]" being the same animal (Giving they are from the same family is reason enough to have that unconscience and understood in adults, [but for children I say]...)...

Dec 01, 2014

not for somebody who has a weak stomach! But interesting!!

Jan 15, 2013

This is a great documentary of comparative anatomy, with a good combination of dissection and other content (field content, analysis). There is even some comparative human anatomy at the end which was interesting using a live volunteer to demonstrate the larynx in action.


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