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Wednesday, June 20 at 10 p.m. Inside Nature's Giants

(Rochester, NY) Inside Nature’s Giants, airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11) beginning June 20, 2012, reveals the evolutionary secrets and anatomical mysteries of some of nature’s largest animals — including the sperm whale, the python, lions and tigers, and the great white shark. Shot on location from South Africa to New Zealand and the Florida Everglades, Inside Nature’s Giants brings together a virtual SWAT team of scientists — comparative anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg, veterinary scientist Mark Evans, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and biologist Simon Watts — who go in search of wildlife to explore, using their special skills.

The team travels to New Zealand to examine one of the biggest yet most mysterious animals on Earth — the giant squid. Delving into its three hearts, razor-sharp beak, tooth-covered tentacles, and bizarre reproductive system, the team explores the anatomy of a deep-sea alien that’s never been observed in the wild.

(NOTE: The animals dissected in Inside Nature’s Giants died naturally in the wild or in zoos, or were from officially sanctioned culls.)

Credit: Courtesy of Windfall Films


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