Planet Dinosaur is a documentary series which uses the latest CGI and cutting-edge research to reveal the truth about the terrifying world of dinosaurs.
The documentary concludes by focusing on dinosaurs' extraordinary ability to adapt to their surroundings, including the nothronychus, a carnivore that gave up eating meat to survive. The film also reveals how, despite their success as hunters or foragers, the creatures fell victim to the deadly illness botulism, and suggests their ultimate downfall came about when a nine-mile-wide asteroid smashed into the Earth, triggering a cataclysmic chain of events that wiped out 60 per cent of all species on the planet.
The documentary series brings to life the heavyweights of the dinosaur world, creatures that have only been unearthed in recent years. The 125ft-long argentinosaurus, which roamed South America 95 million years ago, was the creature that eclipsed all others - and remains the largest dinosaur ever discovered. For years, these colossal plant-eaters were considered immune to attack from any predator - until the discovery of new giant killer the mapusaurus, whose fate was inextricably linked to the argentinosaurus
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