Germany, 49 million years B.C. A day in the life of a small forest mammal called Leptictidium who is trying to raise young, a giant predatory bird called Gastornis trying to hatch an egg and a primitive whale, Ambulocetus, who is hunting in the water.
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The movements of Ambulocetus were based on those of an otter. See more
Though it makes for a dramatic scene, there is no reason for the Gastornis to exert itself by violently shaking the tiny Propalaeotherium around after it's caught it. One bite with its beak was enough to kill it. See more
[about the Ambulocetus
Although his ancestors hunted on land, Ambulocetus has evolved to be far more at home in the water. In fact, his descendants will take this to a greater extreme: you are looking at the very earliest form of whale. Ambulocetus in fact means 'walking whale'.