"Walking with Beasts" is a 2001 documentary series, produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom, narrated by Kenneth Branagh. In North America it has been retitled "Walking with Prehistoric Beasts", and the original Discovery Channel broadcast was narrated by Stockard Channing.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Walking with Beasts - Monsters We Met - Netflix
Monsters We Met is a documentary produced by the BBC that later aired on Animal Planet in 2003 (under the title, Land of Lost Monsters) which also included footage from Walking with Beasts and Walking with Cavemen both also made by the BBC. The show used computer-generated imagery to recreate the life of the giant animals that lived during the last ice age and explains how early humans encountered them. It also features humans as the main reason for the extinction of all great animals.
Walking with Beasts - Episode 1: Eternal Frontier (Montana, United States, North America, 14,000 years ago) - Netflix
Woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) American lion (Panthera leo atrox) (live-acted by an African lioness) Homotherium (scimitar-tooth cat) Smilodon (saber-tooth cat) Paramylodon (Harlan's ground sloth) Camelops (giant camel) (live-acted by a dromedary camel) Arctodus (short-faced bear) American mastodon (Mammut americanum) Steppe bison (live-acted by an American bison) Hagerman horse (live-acted by a Grevy's zebra) American cheetah (live-acted by a snow leopard) Wild horse (live-acted by a Przewalski's horse) Horse (live-acted) Grey wolf (live-acted) American bison (live-acted) Andean condor (live-acted) Brown bear (live-acted) (US version) Muskox (live-acted) Caribou (live-acted) Saiga (live-acted) California condor (live-acted) Dall sheep (live-acted) Raven (live-acted) Bald eagle (live-acted) Wolverine (live-acted) Snowshoe hare (live-acted) White-tailed deer (live-acted) Snowy owl (live-acted) Sockeye salmon (live-acted) It starts with animals living during the Ice Age. It also shows how humans became top predators and started hunting mammoths on the continent with deadly spears. They also had to compete with other predators like the short-faced bear and the saber-toothed cats. The natives eventually made the megafauna go extinct by depleting their food supply, and making them starve to death. Later after realizing what they done to the great beasts' demise they started to become peaceful with nature and then there were no more extinctions in the Americas for the next 12,000 years. That wasn't until pioneers from Europe (such as Christopher Columbus and the Conquistadors) ventured into America and struck fear into the Native Americans. During the 1800s, the pioneers slaughtered 60 million buffalo (within 70 years) with only 500 remaining in 1893, all of this destroyed the Native American's livelihood. Note: This episode used most of the extinct mammal models from Wild New World, as well as some archive footage.
Walking with Beasts - References - Netflix