The brilliant scientists, guides, and trackers behind the scenes of Dynasties‘ spent years following the five iconic animals that get their spotlight in the series. Capturing footage of these creatures and their family drama was never easy, and involved such extremes as filming penguins in 80 mph Arctic winds, trailing tigers while on the backs of elephants, and carrying 176-pound camera kits in 104 degree heat through Chimpanzee territory.
Not only will the production facts blow your mind, but the animals themselves have some pretty wild stats — like lions, who can eat 88 pounds of meat in a single sitting, or chimpanzees, who can actually hunt with spears.
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Episode 5: Emperor Penguin