LIFE IN COLD BLOOD – ARMOURED GIANTS

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LIFE IN COLD BLOOD – ARMOURED GIANTS


Selections from the 2008 Wildscreen Festival

Introduced by Deborah Rothberg, Public Programs Coordinator, National Museum of Natural History.

LIFE IN COLD BLOOD – ARMOURED GIANTS (United Kingdom, 2008, 60 min.)

David Attenborough reveals the secrets of the “armoured giants,” the crocodiles and turtles. He witnesses the clumsy courtship of giant tortoises in the Galapagos. In Australia he watches saltwater crocodiles as they join forces for a spectacle that has only just been discovered. In the highest densities on earth, they crowd a river-run, jaws agape and jostling for position as they fish for mullet, like bears fishing for salmon. The softer side of crocodilians is also revealed. A mother caiman leads her babies overland in search of a safe nursery pond to rear them in. BBC Natural History Unit (UK). Co-produced with BBC Worldwide, Animal Planet and the Open University. Hosted by David Attenborough. Directed by Scott Alexander. Produced by Miles Barton. Winner of the Golden Panda Award for Best of Festival.

Shown as part of Selections from the 2008 Wildscreen Festival, along with BAMA’S JOURNEY, EYE OF THE LEOPARD, IRANI WILDLIFE, CHINA’S KILLER ZOOS, RETHINK THE SHARK and THE WHITE WOOD.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed.

National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium

10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(METRO: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle)

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