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Watch David Attenborough meet the biggest animal ever to walk on Earth

The Titanosaur weighed 70 tonnes and was 40 metres long.

THE BBC HAS released 3D-footage of David Attenborough coming into close contact with a Titanosaur.

The dinosaur is the biggest animal ever to walk Earth.

Source: BBC/YouTube

“If I was on an ordinary television programme, I’d say that it was about 40 metres long – which is as long as three double-decker buses in line, and that it could reach up to the top of a five-storey building,” the veteran nature broadcaster tells us before we get to see the dinosaur.

It weighed 70 tonnes, as much as 15 African bull elephants.


Attenborough goes on to describe the dinosaur’s huge skeleton and heart – which would have weighed three times more than the presenter and could circulate 90 litres of blood with a single beat.

“It truly was an extaordinary creature. Who know how many more await discovery lying in the earth – or, indeed, are still around,” Attenborough says.

The footage is the first mixed reality 360° film made by the BBC.

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