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National Geographic Society
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  • PREDATOR FAILS

  • Premieres Wednesday January 14th at 8:40 pm, 7:40 pm BKK/JKT
  • Nat Geo Wild

DESCRIPTION

We’re used to seeing the natural world’s predators killing time after time. Predator hunts prey, predator wins right?  Wrong! Television is one thing, but real life in the wild is another story, our iconic predators fail more than we can imagine. Life for them is hard, and they have to be resilient to survive.  On paper, all predators have the essential qualities that make them faultless killers. Scores for strength, speed, strategy, weapons and teamwork can give us a hint of how successful a predator should be, but how does this hold up in the real world?  In the wild things don’t always go to plan, and we soon see that our predators struggle more often than not.
 
But what’s borne of failure is brilliance, and failed kills forge exceptional hunters. In each episode we look at a different group of predators and discover which has that special quality, the tenacity or effectiveness that makes it truly exceptional.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Predator Fails: The Hunting Game
    There is no greater predatory testing ground than the African Savannah. Its greatest hunters, the Lion, Nile crocodile, and Cheetah are at the top of the pile here. Predator hunts prey, predator wins right?
  • Predator Fails: Seek & Destroy
    There is no greater predatory testing ground than the African Savannah. Its greatest hunters, the Lion, Nile crocodile, and Cheetah are at the top of the pile here. Predator hunts prey, predator wins right?
  • Predator Fails: Deep Water Death Match
    Underwater, speed and strategy are key to making the kill. Ocean hunters have aced the aquatic hunting games, but even with the top players, things dont always go to plan. Sometimes the odds are stacked against even the most successful marine predators and a lot of the time making the kill is not as easy as you think. So how many failed attempts before our hunters hit the jackpot? We give the low-down on how tough it really is for ocean predators to score a meal.
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