Directors: Mark Strikson, Quinn Berentson
Executive Producers: James Heyward, Kerstin Meyer-Beetz
Producer: Polly Fryer

An iconic 6part documentary series celebrating the biological diversity and geographic splendour of one of the world’s most unique countries. 

Isolated from the world for 100 million years New Zealand became the ultimate storehouse for discontinued zoological models. New Zealand is home to bizarre animal species, geological wonders that have created some of the most amazing scenery on Earth and forests where you can literally travel back in time to meet living dinosaurs. 

Modern Dinosaurs explores New Zealand’s unique wildlife and its extraordinary fossil record found among some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes.

In a six-week tour of New Zealand, Modern Dinosaurs unearths some of the planet’s most unique species that have adapted to the distinctive Kiwi landscapes and rugged coastlines.

From glow-worms to giant lizards, this fascinating series uncovers the struggles and victories these animals endure on an island of isolation.

In the first episode of the series, Modern Dinosaurs takes a look at this incredible environment and explores its unique zoological wonders, including a look at the Tuatara and the world’s largest crocodile.