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Wildlife author & expert Bradley Trevor Greive and biodesigner Billy Almon showcase the most fascinating, and smallest creatures who pack the biggest punch

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When one thinks of dominant animals that roam the earth, large predators - lions, grizzlies and titanic anacondas – come to mind. But, pound for pound, the most powerful and awe-inspiring creatures are the elusive micro-monsters that exist just beneath our feet. These tiny creatures rule their environments with an array of supernatural weapons almost unheard of in the animal kingdom; they can swim through the sand, shape shift their bodies and shoot toxic blood from their eyes. Animal Planet's all-new series examining these extraordinary creatures, LITTLE GIANTS premieres Wednesday, October 16 at 10 PM ET/PT.

Wildlife author & expert Bradley Trevor Greive and biodesigner Billy Almon venture to some of the most remote and inhospitable habitats in the world to track down these tiny beasts. Using state of the art equipment, they will measure the abilities of these creatures and present them in a way never seen before. Then they'll use stunning CGI to size the creatures up to reveal if they can go toe to toe with the largest and most formidable animals on earth.

In each half-hour episode of LITTLE GIANTS, viewers will be taken on an action-packed search to find the toughest pint-sized creatures in their natural habitats. Some animals featured this season include:

  • The Giant Horned Lizard that has the head of a triceratops, and can shoot streams of toxic blood from its eyes.
  • The Grasshopper Mouse that lives in the desert, eats scorpions for breakfast and howls at the moon to claim its territory. 
  • The tic-tac size Bombardier Beetle has a backside built like a machine gun that blasts clouds of boiling hot caustic liquid to fry its enemies.
  • The miniature stealth Sugar Glider. If it doesn’t kill you with cuteness, its razor-sharp claws and ability to leap 400 times the length of its own body will astound you.

LITTLE GIANTS is produced for Animal Planet by MAK Pictures where Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht, Anuj Majumdar, Mike Gross and Bradley Trevor Greive serve as executive producers. For Animal Planet, Dawn Sinsel is senior executive producer and Patrick Keegan is supervising producer.



About Animal Planet:

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