Episode 1 | Sperm Whale
The team exposes the organs of a sperm whale that became stranded and died on Pegwell Bay in Kent, England to reveal the secrets of the 45-foot deep-sea giant. Despite its enormous size, very little is known about the sperm whale because it normally lives hidden deep beneath the waves.
Episode 2 | Monster Python
Venture into the swamps of the Florida Everglades as we search for the giant Burmese python. No one knows for sure how snakes native to South East Asia ended up in the Everglades, but now these giant reptiles are thriving in southern Florida's swamps and driving some native species into extinction.
Episode 3 | Great White Shark
Along South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal coast miles of beach protection nets have been put in place to safeguard humans from a deadly threat: the great white shark. In 2010, the nets trapped a giant shark that weighed in at 1,984 lbs. and measured nearly 15 ft.
Episode 4 | Big Cats
The team dissects a lion alongside a tiger at London's Royal Veterinary College and travel to South Africa’s Welgevonden Game Reserve to see the lion in the wild. One of the first things they tackle is the anatomy of the roar, which is the characteristic that separates big cats from small ones.
Episode 5 | Giant Squid
Thought by many to be the stuff of legend, it was only in the late-19th century that the giant squid was first officially recorded by scientists, after one leviathan washed up on a New Zealand beach. Related to slugs and snails, this monster from the deep, along with its cousin the colossal squid, is the largest invertebrate in the world.
Episode 6 | Camel
Australia may not come to mind as home to camels, yet in the middle of this vast continent there are more than one million feral dromedaries roaming around. European settlers introduced them more than a century ago to help build Australia’s railways and explore the Outback.