Attenborough and the Giant Egg
2011 • Djur, Dokumentär • Storbritannien
This 2011 documentary was conceived, if you will, in 1960 when David Attenborough visited Madagascar to film the wildlife series `Zoo Quest'. It was then that he acquired the egg of an extinct bird known as the `elephant bird', the largest bird that ever lived. Fifty years later Attenborough revisited the island to find out more about the amazing creatures, specifically what caused the birds, which were more than 10 feet tall and weighed around half a ton, to die out. In the documentary, scientists at Oxford University are able to reveal for the first time how old Attenborough's egg actually is - and what that might say about the legendary elephant bird.