Animal Top Trumps

With Lizzie Daly and Prof Ben Garrod

Are you team ‘extant’ or team ‘extinct’? Team ‘living’ or team ‘dead’? Would a rhino win a fight with a T. rex? Which was the weirdest animal ever?

BBC Earth Unplugged’s Lizzie Daly and TV biologist Prof Ben Garrod go head-to-head in a bid to claim their team as the winners of the animal kingdom. Compare skeletons, teeth, behaviours and lifestyles in this energetic battle between modern-day animals and dinosaurs.

Plus booksigning with Ben Garrod.

Prof Ben Garrod

Dinosaurs with Ben GarrodProf Ben Garrod is an evolutionary biologist and great ape conservationist, as well as TV and radio presenter. He is a Norwich Science Festival patron.

He is Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia. His Masters was in Wild Animal Biology from the Royal Veterinary College and his PhD at UCL focused on studying the early stages of speciation in island-living primates through molecular and anatomical changes.

He has presented Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots, The Day the Dinosaurs Died, Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur, the award-winning BBC4 series Secrets of Bones and The Human Hive.

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Lizzie Daly

Lizzie Daly credit Jessica Daly
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Lizzie is a TV presenter and wildlife biologist, and is also an ambassador for the Marine Conservation Society and the Jane Goodall Institute UK, and a Norwich Science Festival patron.

From filming with penguins to conservation work with elephants, Lizzie has a fierce passion for caring for our oceans and protecting our wild spaces. Her expertise and curiosity for the natural world has taken her around the globe, conducting research and making wildlife films.

Lizzie has worked as a presenter on Blue Planet Live Lessons, CBeebies, CBBC, National Geographic, BBC Two, Animal Planet and is a host on the BBC Earth Unplugged YouTube channel.

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Images: Adrian White Photography

Tuesday 22 October
4pm–5pm
Venue: Norwich Castle, Lecture Theatre
Cost: £5 per person
Age: 5+

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