Evolution is a deadly arms race where particular species evolve to become the most lethal.
Featuring startling footage of animals in action, Africa’s Deadliest looks at some of the continent’s most dangerous creatures – including a few you might not expect to be such accomplished killers.
Africa’s Deadliest: Killer Tactics
Masters of stealth or speed, using enhanced senses and lethal strategies to hunt, Africa’s killers include the incredibly fast cheetah and lions, which while slower, have raw power and ingenious teamwork on their side. The rivers, meanwhile, hold fearsome crocodiles.
Africa’s Deadliest: Predator Swarm
Killer armies collaborate to take down larger prey. On land, a zebra’s kick can kill, but in the water it’s easy meat for a congregation of crocodiles. Wild dogs may not seem like fearsome predators, but a pack kills fast, brutally and often.
Africa’s Deadliest: Lethal Weapons
Hippos are terrifying animals in their own right, but they also have enough meat on them to be tempting prey. A pride of 16 lions surround one, but its jaws can crush a skull with one bite – who will triumph?
Africa's Deadliest: Super Powers
In a constant battle to survive, animals have developed a range of superpowers that give them the best chance in the deadly games that play out across the Kalahari.
Africa's Deadliest: Steal Or Die
The African bush is thick with thieves. In Botswana's dark, criminal underworld, nothing and nobody is safe. Suspicion, injustice and terror rule supreme and crime does pay. Every animal must fight for what is rightfully - or wrongfully - theirs. Whatever the cost. In this land of cunning and mischief, when the going gets tough, even the most surprising characters are forced to turn to the dark side.
Africa's Deadliest: Search & Destroy
Africa's Deadliest: Mob Rule
On the fierce battlegrounds of Botswana, being in a gang is everything. Strength comes in numbers, but victory only comes to those who play by gang rules. How to earn your place in the mob and how you fight to keep it is a matter of life - or death. And when Africa's greatest gangs collide, only those with real power, intelligence and teamwork will survive.
Africa's Deadliest: Moving Targets
Africa's Deadliest: Arms Race
In the African bush every animal, young and old, is in a fight for its life. In the grasslands of Botswana, this brutal arms race means the difference between death and glory. Each has their own tactics and weapons that will either protect or kill.