Deadly Instincts

Deadly Instincts

Synopsis

Every species has a secret weapon, a primal instinct that defines them - and it's not always as obvious as it seems. These are stories of the planet's incredible killers, extraordinary lovers, amazing heroes, soldiers and savages.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Blood Lines

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    How do different animals go about the business of parenting, and what drives some to stick around, others to walk away? It's all about genetic heritage - in this episode we trace the tactics, trials and tribulations of a vast array of different species in their fight to further their line.

  • Natural Born Killers

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    The law of the wild is kill, or be killed - but how do different creatures execute this most grisly of tasks? From solo slayers like tigers, who rely on stealth, speed and strength, to team players like orca, who use their intelligence to work together and kill against the odds, this is a new and unique exploration of how animals kill.

  • Fear Factor

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    Beyond the 50/50 coin toss of fight or flight, survival really is a numbers game. Your threats stack up: primed predators, child killers, cruel nature. Whether through courage, wisdom, strength, or by leveraging super-powers, the survivors make it - against all odds.

  • Primal Urges

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    In the animal world, mating is big business. It's key to passing on genes, and ultimately species survival. These are the stories of dedication, intimacy and ruthlessness that make up the game of love. The stakes are high, and winning is everything.

  • Born To Run

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    For any animal, growing up is tough. Young life is riddled with seminal moments and momentous mistakes. A baby elephant gets kicked around by males from her family, and discovered the perils associated with keeping up with the herd when your mum is inexperienced.

  • Win Or Die

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    In the natural world, power means privileges. Whether it's getting the most food, the best territory, or the chance to mate, staying ahead of rivals is key. This episode explores some of the most intense power struggles in the animal kingdom.