NOVA

Extreme Animal Weapons

Passport Season 44 Episode 19 | 52m 55s

From lobster claws and dog teeth to bee stings and snake fangs, every creature depends on a weapon. But some are armed to extremes that make no practical sense—whether it’s bull elks with giant 40-pound antler racks or tiny rhinoceros beetles with horns bigger than their body. What explains giant tusks, horns, and claws that can slow an animal down and even impair health and nutrition?

Aired: 10/25/17

Expires: 11/21/20

Rating: TV-PG

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