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Primeval New Zealand Television (Full Length) – 2012 Nature Documentary Captioned

Primeval New Zealand

Television (Full Length) – 2012 Nature Documentary Captioned

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This award-winning documentary from NHNZ reveals new information about the origins of the iconic kiwi. Presenter Peter Elliott travels the country investigating how "evolutionary mutants" — like giant meat-eating snails, kiwi, and tuatara — evolved over 20 million years in the face of massive tectonic upheavals and extreme isolation.  Elliott answers why Aotearoa has the "weirdest creatures", such as birds that don't fly and mammals that do. Company Weta Workshop used computer graphics to create images of extinct creatures for this TV One documentary.  

Isolated from the rest of the world, New Zealand has always been home to some of the weirdest creatures on the planet.
– Presenter Peter Elliott