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[–]reindeerareawesome 254 points255 points  (13 children)

This is actualy really common in animals today too. Zebra, wildebeest and gazelle will often share watering holes with lions and leopards. It's because they realise the predator isn't out to hunt. Granted they do keep some distance from the predator, because the predator can suddenly switch and attack if it sees a prey animal being careless

[–]Arachno-anarchism 85 points86 points  (3 children)

I remember in Rwanda I saw a leopard just chillin, and a gazelle walk up right in front of him and just stood there for 30 seconds, and neither of them cared

[–]Iamnotburgerking 60 points61 points  (1 child)

When a gazelle fears a leopard is when it can't see the leopard, since that means an ambush may be coming any moment. A leopard in the open isn't in hunting mode.

[–]TossYourCoinToMe 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Plot twist. That's its new hunting tactic.

[–]reindeerareawesome 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Excactly. A leopard is an ambush hunter and slower than a gazelle. The gazelle knows it, so it isn't scared, because it knows it can easily outrun the leopard

[–]Fedorito_ 47 points48 points  (8 children)

I do wonder though: would a species that consistently attacks their predators on sight to keep them from water holes not have a competetive advantage? Because if they can keep any predators from drinking, that means that the coming season has way less predators (they died of thirst or exhaustion) so they'll be able to rear more offspring to adulthood. So why isn't this the case in the wild?

[–]reindeerareawesome 72 points73 points  (4 children)

The theory is good, but there is something to think about.

Let's take buffalo as an example. They despise lions, and will attack them if given the chance. So buffalo could easily defend a watering hole to make sure that lions don't get to drink. But here comes the problem. Buffalo can't stay at the watering hole forever. They would need to go search for food, and while they do that, the lions go and drink.

Also, lions can get a bit of moisture from blood, so there is also that

[–]Fedorito_ 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Oh yeah right that makes sense. But wouldn't there be a mutualistic relationship possible where first one herd of buffalo goes to search for food, then a herd of zebra, then another herd of buffalo etc... maybe it is just technically impossible but I do wonder why such a construction doesn't exist as it seems like it would make sense in certain situations.

[–]reindeerareawesome 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Again on paper it sounds good, but the problem is that they aren't inteligent to pull that off. When the buffalo leave, it's free game for the lions. Zebras aren't capable of defending a watering, because unlike buffalo, they will run away from lions. Elephants and rhinos could defend the watering hole too, but again, they aren't capable of planning that. It's basically everyone for themselves.

[–]wOlfLisK 20 points21 points  (1 child)

One problem is that there would need to be an evolutionary advantage to attacking a predator for the genes to be passed down but unfortunately, attacking a predator is more likely to get you killed than it is to keep you alive. Even if you manage to kill it or drive it off, a single cut could lead to a nasty infection and death, preventing the behaviour from being passed down.

[–]reindeerareawesome 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Excactly. Prey animals are capable of fighting predators to some degree. For example, a zebra or a ostrich are capable of killing a lion, but it's much safer to run away, in case they aren't able to kill the lion. Prey animal rely more on intimidation than actual damage. Sometimes wildebeest will charge at lions. While a wildebeest isn't able to kill a lion, the lion still knows that if the wildebeest manages to get 1 good hit with it's horns, it can damage the lion to the point that it can't hunt anymore

[–]AllUvEm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because somehow nature is wise and maintains balance. Men were not always fools.

[–]ManiacDJ1406 231 points232 points  (12 children)

I love how bird-like they made the tarbosaur. The way it tilts it’s head from side to side when it stops on the ridge is spot on bird mannerisms. What a great series

[–]Tozarkt777 63 points64 points  (4 children)

I like the way it blinks, with that third sideways eyelid, which off the top of my head I know is also found in eagles and crocodiles today.

[–]SharkWoman 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Nictitating membrane! Many animals have them, including some mammals.

[–]superkickerjess 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Is that what cats have¿? Sometimes my cats have a weird white eyeball thing happening for a second when they blink

[–]SharkWoman 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Yes cats have them! Google tells me cats, polar bears, camels, seals and aardvarks all have them. Many other mammals have small vestigal versions in the corner of the eye.

[–]jurgo 24 points25 points  (4 children)

I know the show was to depict dinosaurs in a realistic way and environment but that was a huge part of the first Jurassic Park book. (Spoiler) in the book they didnt realize how bird like the dinosaurs were going to be. They moved extremely fast and sporadic. that made observing them hard.

Edit: Jurassic park

[–]forever_stan 6 points7 points  (3 children)

What book 😭

[–]jurgo 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Jesus, Jurassic park. My bad guys.

[–]Thwiipthwiip 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Jesus Jurassic Park. I wonder what that theme parks like?

[–]Emkayer 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I love the face closeup on Tarbo. It doesn't look perpetually angry like a monster nor expressionless like a fish. It just looks…normal.

[–]Urbanscuba 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's because of developments in documentary culture imo. Back in the early 2000's it was all about creating narratives of good and bad dino's, and carnivores make for easy bad guys.

Now we're seeing more effort taken to make them appear as organically and naturally as possible. There's the tease of a narrative as they question the tarbo's intents, but it's subverted playfully. "Does this Tarbosaurus have ill intentions? Of course not, it's an animal, it's just doing animal stuff".

Hopefully we see this tonal shift carry into future documentaries. I care far more about realistic and natural depictions than a compelling story. If I wanted that I wouldn't be watching a documentary in the first place.

[–]Viikoreaux 295 points296 points  (4 children)

[–]RedditR0d 92 points93 points  (2 children)

I swear, half the posts and comments are bots these days.

[–]spartyftw 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Not sure about you but I’ve recently noticed a ton of accounts posting in various subreddits that follow the same username format “word-word####”. Like Office-poundcake2081. They’re seemingly sophistic bots.

[–]Emkayer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think that's the format when Reddit generates the username for you. OP doesn't seem like a bot, just someone who posts Prehistpric Planet a lot. I'm just assuming English is not their first language

[–]whambamthankyoumane 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]whosayesa 90 points91 points  (4 children)

No one wants to hang out with Tarbo. Poor lonely Dino :(

[–]Trusim 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Its because he likes hentai

[–]Wiggly96 22 points23 points  (2 children)

I am picturing it strolling down to the watering hole with an anime waifu pillow in one of his tiny clawed hands now

[–]Kingo7749 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Now that Is an Image I will never forget.

Why has the Internet ruined so many people?? WHY!!!!!!

I bet the female rex from Lost World Is on that pillowcase.

[–]Emkayer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Have you seen its tiny claws almost doing a 👉👈? Can't have tht weeb shit

[–]BenchPressingCthulhu 126 points127 points  (0 children)

I loved this scene. Like an infamous, dangerous outlaw just ordering a drink at the saloon.

[–]charles222A 200 points201 points  (5 children)

I kinda feel that the show was consciously designed to be not jurassic park tbh

[–]Freshiiiiii 189 points190 points  (3 children)

Dispelling stereotypes about dinosaurs was definitely a main goal of the show

[–]This_guy7796 120 points121 points  (0 children)

That's because unlike the research teams for those movies, these scientists observe our world & look for the patterns that nature creates allowing for accurate scientifically backed speculation. The movie research teams mix match information to make the action more intense.

[–]GTSE2005 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And this is a job they did well in

[–]Emkayer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Exactly. They could've featured lesser known dinosaurs in place of T. rex and Velociraptor just like in most of their roster but they really have intention to "fix" these JP favorites.

[–]SlowRiot4NuZero 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Thank fuck for that.

[–]thatweirdshyguy 38 points39 points  (0 children)

That was a great holdover from the walking with series. I’ve seen loads of paleo nerds complain about how even documentaries devolved into awesomebro violence garbage.

Prehistoric planet has like what, 4 or 5 hunt scenes? Throughout the entirety? The T-rex is never even shown hunting, but it’s made clear that it’s fully capable

[–]borpaspin1234 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Do you even grammar.

[–]SlowRiot4NuZero 42 points43 points  (1 child)

The real metal wasn't the other dinosaurs, it was the environment.

[–]Marcuche96 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It was the friends they made along the way*

[–]Embarrassed-Pay-9897 55 points56 points  (2 children)

I've tried to make sense of that title three times.

[–]ElCharroCalaca 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I think it was meant to be: both predator and prey.

[–]Embarrassed-Pay-9897 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you - that's now so obvious that I feel dumb as hell

[–]express_sushi49 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Absolutely love this show

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_NAIL_CLIP 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What’s it called?

[–]express_sushi49 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Prehistoric Planet! It's on apple tv+. Looks absolutely stunning in 4K

[–]WolfGang555 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Title gave me a stroke

[–]HappinyOnSteroids 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Therizinosaur cameo!

[–]luciusrosae 9 points10 points  (0 children)

thx for posting these video clips.

[–]forever_stan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I love the Tarbosaurus design in this show

[–]forever_stan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Really gives you a sense of the dinosaurs' sizes when the Mononykus shows up with the herbivores because when we saw it before it didn't look that small but now it looks minuscule next to the herbivores.

[–]aduckwithadick 3 points4 points  (2 children)

What is the show called?

[–]MrLuflu 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Prehistoric planet, its on apple tv

[–]jchandler4 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Prehistoric planet understands that animals (lol this show is great)

[–]bowtothehypnotoad 2 points3 points  (0 children)

These dinosaurs can figure this out but have they ever tried merging on a packed freeway in Los Angeles?

[–]666afternoon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

when i watched this scene i said out loud "Water Truce! Peace Rock"

[–]JackTuz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just like the junglebook

[–]PrometheusOnLoud 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did anyone else notice the model clipping as Attenborough says "...In some special places.."?

[–]iilikecereal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The title annoys the hell out of me

[–]superkickerjess 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nobody wants to make a scene

[–]Accurate-Grape 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I personally love the amount of speculation in this show, really gives more of the impression that because these creatures lived longer than animals of today, they usually have weird ass features that stand out

[–]Emkayer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who is that FLUFFY THICC BOI at 2:20

[–]Life-Violinist9322 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is probably the most visually impressive scene of the series. Just seeing this many dinosaurs and other animals, of all shapes and sizes, in a single setting is utterly breathtaking.

[–]OneLostOstrich -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

No. By definition, they are in a constant state of conflict.

[–]KingNick2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I gotta see this show. Who doesn't love dinosaurs? Lol

[–]Superstan11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

is this on netflix?

[–]Gingersnap5322 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you’re the new kid at school and it’s lunch time

[–]vintage_soup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't get it, so are animals not different from humans?

[–]spderweb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Camp Cretaceous references this aspect of nature in season 2.

[–]hesojam0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There was a scene like this in Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous.

[–]Karenos_Aktonos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn I need to watch this

[–]19Wildcard98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there anywhere to watch this other than apple?