David Attenborough's Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates: EPISODE 2

Dawn of the Mammals

A mass extinction rid the world of dinosaurs 65 million years ago. With the biggest players out of the picture, the world was up for grabs, and a new branch of vertebrate would eventually take over. Join David Attenborough as he charts the fascinating story of the mammals, from their origins as tiny nocturnal forest-dwellers to their explosion in diversity and domination. Through new fossil discoveries, we chart how and when our ancestors developed hair, placentas, and milk, and laid the foundations for the major mammal groups we see today.

On TV

    • Thursday
    • 9:00am
    Sep 07
    • Wednesday
    • 9:00pm
    Sep 13
    • Thursday
    • 12:00am
    Sep 14