The Elephant Birds of Madagascar, the Moas of New Zealand, the Sylviornis of New Caledonia… They sound like characters in a fantasy book, but they actually once existed.
From a few hundred years ago to the late Cretaceous, some 70 million years ago, these birds roamed the Earth. Some weighed up to 800 kg, others were up to four metres high. But they all had something in common: they were unable to fly. So how could these ground-dwelling, supersized birds get to these islands? How did they go extinct?
Direction: Bertrand Loyer
Production: Saint Thomas Productions for ARTE, CuriosityStream & Ushuaïa
Delivery: End of 2022