In 2000, a team of amateur paleontologists in Montana happened upon an incredibly important fossil – that of a 77 million-year-old, duck-billed dinosaur. The fossilized Brachylophosaurus, dubbed ‘Leonardo’ by the scientific team examining it, was a remarkably special find, in that it was the first dinosaur mummy unearthed with intact digestive tract contents. This HD special follows the scientists studying what they refer to as both the Holy Grail and the Mona Lisa of dino remains, and the fascinating processes by which they uncover Leonardo’s – and indeed, the Earth’s – back story.
Partners: Midcanada Entertainment & Myth Merchant Films for Discovery Channel (US, Canada and International) and ARTE, distributed through Looking Glass International
Length: 1 x 60 minutes
Aired: September 2008 (Discovery Channel US and Canada)
Rights available: Terrestrial – worldwide excluding Germany, France, India and China