Segments in this Video

Lioness Predator (05:31)


Lions live and hunt in groups, typically at night. In Kenya, lions watch a watering hole for prey. Two sisters easily catch an impala drinking from the river.

Anatomical Adaptations (02:04)

A Mediterranean chameleon hunts fast-moving prey utilizing its eyes that can move independently. It catches a grasshopper with its long, fast tongue.

Super Senses (03:29)

Bats have evolved echolocation to hunt insects. Slow-moving Puerto Rican boa constrictors catch bats in a cave using their fast jaws.

Ambush Hunter (04:28)

A trapdoor spider digs a hole in the ground and weaves a trap door with a hinge on one side. It uses vibration to know when to strike and kill. A Cantor's softshell turtle in Cambodia lays a trap by burying itself in the sand.

Prehistoric Predator (02:32)

A Komodo dragon attacks a deer. The deer escapes, but venom from the lizard's saliva infects the bite wounds. Other Komodo's join in eating the dying deer.

Specialized Predators (03:51)

Pareas atayal in Taiwan has an asymmetrical jaw with 20 teeth on one side and 11 on the other. The snake only hunts snails with clockwise shells. Compound eyes give all species of mantis powerful vision.

Pursuit Predators (03:28)

Cheetahs are the fastest mammal; there are more in Namibia that anywhere else. Three brothers scatter a herd of wildebeest and successfully attack one.

Counter-Evolved Prey (03:03)

Dracos use camouflage to avoid predators. A lizard signals for a mate and is able to fly away from a vine snake that tries to attack.

Killing Machine (04:12)

There are 24 species of crocodiles; they are fast, stealthy, and have powerful jaws. There are 35 million spectacled caimans in Brazil's Pantanal region. They hunt baby capybaras.

Unusual Hunting Technique (04:30)

Killer whales on Patagonia's eastern coast teach their young how to hunt seal and sea lion pups on the beach. They catch a seal pup and use it for practice.

Aerial Predators (04:35)

In Scotland, a golden eagle targets a mountain hair that blends into the snow. The hare is quick, but golden eagles are one of the fastest predators on the planet. Gannets catch fish underwater.

Nocturnal Hunter (03:57)

The buffy owl does not have the same advanced sense of hearing as other owls and must rely on sight. During the monsoon season in Indonesia, an owl attacks fish swimming in floodwaters.

Credits: Born to be Wild—Wildest Survival (00:33)

Credits: Born to be Wild—Wildest Survival

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For every wild animal baby that is born, many don't survive. These babies are born into a harsh world of drought, flood, famine, and predators. The odds are so heavily stacked against some animals that it’s a miracle any of their youngsters survive at all. In this program, we discover the incredible lengths that nature’s parents go to in order to ensure their progeny’s survival.

Length: 49 minutes

Item#: BVL186729

Copyright date: ©2017

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