Mongolia, 25 million years B.C. This episode follows a young Indricotherium. After a dramatic birth, he must survive in a world of rhino-sized predators like Hyaenodon and pig-like monsters such as Entelodon.
Did You Know?
The sounds of the indricothere were a combination of bear and rhino sounds. According to the audio-editing crew, the sound produced by the entelodont was the most complicated of all the animals - it was made by mixing together a bunch of different animal sounds, similar to the engine noise of the Tie fighters of the Star Wars movies. The calicothere sounds were actually hippo grunts, the favorite animal sound of the crew from this series, as they claim on the BBC website. See more
The mother Indricothere keeps flapping her ear from time to time, obviously to drive away insects. In some cases, the ear actually passes into the side of her head. See more
Out of the darkness emerges a twelve ton giant. She is an Indricothere, and she is about to give birth.