Animal Odyssey




5 x 43 mn

5 x 52 mn



Arte France

Les Gens Bien Production

Région Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris




Franck Cuveillier

Paul-Aurélien Combre

Benoit Laborde

Vincent Perazio

Stéphane Jacques

Animal Odyssey

The journey of the North American bear

The journey of the South American monkey

The journey of the Eurasian horse

The journey of the Australian kangaroo

The journey of the African elephant


For the ancestors of the mammals we know today, it all began 66 million years ago. The fall of a gigantic meteorite and powerful volcanic eruptions caused a climatic catastrophe. The dinosaurs disappear.

This is the beginning of an extraordinary adventure. The North American bear, the Eurasian horse, the Australian kangaroo, the South American monkey, the African elephant have all undergone incredible metamorphoses and unprecedented journeys before blossoming in their current territory and becoming the emblems of the continents. This is the Odyssey of animals.