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Meet the tardigrade, the toughest animal on Earth - Thomas Boothby

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Without water, a human can only survive for about 100 hours. But there’s a creature so resilient that it can go without it for decades. This 1-millimeter animal can survive both the hottest and coldest environments on earth, and can even withstand high levels of radiation. Thomas Boothby introduces us to the tardigrade, one of the toughest creatures on Earth.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Thomas Boothby
  • Director Rémi Cans
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Sound Designer Erwann Chandon
  • Composer Erwann Chandon
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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