Throughout the 600 million-year history of animal existence, some 99.9 per cent of all animal life that has ever lived is now extinct. So how, out of this large-scale devastation, has human life evolved? And could another mass extinction be part of our future?
Using cutting edge research, the latest scientific theories and stunning CGI to bring prehistoric animals back to life, Animal Armageddon – an eight-part series brand new and exclusive to Eden – transports viewers to the centre of the most horrific disasters ever to shake our planet.
From a cosmic gamma ray burst bombarding the atmosphere triggering the very first mass extinction, to an asteroid the size of Mount Everest slamming into the Yucatan (which is thought to have killed off the dinosaurs), and these terrible natural events caused devastation on an enormous scale, Animal Armageddon sheds light on the evolution and extinction of some amazing creatures.
From giant predatory sea monsters like the straight-shelled nautiloid and vicious dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurs Rex to giant mammals like the mastodon, Animal Armageddon outlines the impact nature's wrath had on these animals and the life forms that followed.