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See the world through the eyes of some of nature's deadliest and most surprising predators.

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aired 104 days ago
Wolves spend two years honing their killer edge.
aired 104 days ago
The killer whale learns how to be lethal.
aired 104 days ago
The crocodile is the largest reptilian predator; the journey from hatchling to killing machine.
aired 104 days ago
Great White Sharks have over 300 teeth and weigh over 3000 lbs; at times hunting in complete darkness, sharks use a vast array of super-senses to locate and eat their prey.
aired 104 days ago
The transformation of a lion from a cub to a killer is detailed along with its steep, often deadly learning curve.
aired 104 days ago
Five years go into making hyenas killers.
aired 104 days ago
Bear cub's transformation into a killer takes approximately three years.
aired 404 days ago
Polar bear cubs follow their moms on hundreds of hunts before gaining the ability to do so themselves.
aired 630 days ago
Desert creatures hunt and evade each other.
aired 643 days ago
Animals that have evolved in interesting ways.
aired 732 days ago
Second-by-second analyses of the incredible life-or-death interactions between predators and prey of the African grassland.
aired 944 days ago
Eight-armed octopus; whitetip reef shark.
aired 947 days ago
The animals that live on, and over the Earth's rivers are some of nature's most specialized killers; from the Archer Fish to the Giant Otter.

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