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Season 1 2001

  • 2001-09-24T23:00:00Z on Channel 4
  • 30 mins
  • 2 hours, 20 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

The lives of six extinct creatures and the causes that contributed to their extinction, explored through drama & CGI.

6 episodes

1x01 Dodo

  • Series Premiere

    2001-09-24T23:00:00Z — 23 mins

Using the latest scientific research, advanced computer graphics technology and animatronics, Extinct looks at the life and demise of the dodo in the 1660s.

1x02 The Sabre Tooth

  • 2001-10-01T23:00:00Z — 23 mins

A look at one of the most successful predators to ever walk the earth, the sabre-tooth tiger, whose territory spread across Ice Age North America and Europe.

1x03 The Irish Elk

  • 2001-10-08T23:00:00Z — 24 mins

The Irish Elk, a giant prehistoric creature that was neither Irish nor an elk, but a deer. Weighing as much as ten men with antlers spanning twelve feet, was the Irish elk a victim of its own success? Growing ever-bigger antlers sapped vital minerals and left the elk with brittle bones. As food became scarce during the Ice Age, the elk, hungry and weakened, faced a battle to survive...

1x04 The Great Auk

  • 2001-10-15T23:00:00Z — 23 mins

A look at the life and demise of the great Auk, solving the mystery of its extinction using the latest scientific research and computer graphics.

1x05 The Mammoth

  • 2001-10-22T23:00:00Z — 24 mins

Palaeontologist Sylvia Gonzalez examines the remains of the Columbian Mammoth, weighing twice as much as his woolly cousin. Perfectly adapted to the lush climate in South America, no animal was fierce enough to kill it.