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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.

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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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