Built for the Kill

Built for the Kill

2001 - 2014, Nature / Wildlife, Other
See the world through the eyes of some of nature's deadliest and most surprising predators.
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Episode Guide

  • Built for the Kill - Crocodile (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:


    The crocodile is the largest reptilian predator; the journey from hatchling to killing machine.

  • Built for the Kill - Great White Sharks (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Great White Sharks

    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.

  • Built for the Kill - Jaws (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:


    Detailed look into the gaping, toothy jaws of the Great White.

  • Built for the Kill - River Predators (Episode 70)
    Episode 70:

    River Predators

    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.

  • Built for the Kill - Grizzly Bear (Episode 69)
    Episode 69:

    Grizzly Bear

    Bear cub's transformation into a killer takes approximately three years.

  • Built for the Kill - Hyena (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:


    Five years go into making hyenas killers.

  • Built for the Kill - Wolf (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:


    Wolves spend two years honing their killer edge.

  • Built for the Kill - Killer Whale (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    Killer Whale

    The killer whale learns how to be lethal.

  • Built for the Kill - North Pole (Episode 65)
    Episode 65:

    North Pole

  • Built for the Kill - Polar Bears (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    Polar Bears

    Polar bear cubs follow their moms on hundreds of hunts before gaining the ability to do so themselves.

  • Built for the Kill - Lions (Episode 61)
    Episode 61:


    The transformation of a lion from a cub to a killer is detailed along with its steep, often deadly learning curve.

  • Built for the Kill - Savannah Predators (Episode 60)
    Episode 60:

    Savannah Predators

    Second-by-second analyses of the incredible life-or-death interactions between predators and prey of the African grassland.

  • Built for the Kill - Ice Killers (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    Ice Killers

    Predators that stalk icy landscapes.

  • Built for the Kill - Tiny Killers (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Tiny Killers

    Miniature killers interact with their prey.

  • Built for the Kill - Savage Seas (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Savage Seas

    Eight-armed octopus; whitetip reef shark.

  • Built for the Kill - Amazon's Most Lethal (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Amazon's Most Lethal

    The Amazon forest is home to extraordinary predators and prey.

  • Built for the Kill - Mutants (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:


    Animals that have evolved in interesting ways.

  • Built for the Kill - Hide and Eat (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Hide and Eat

    Predators stalk the shadows to ambush their prey.

  • Built for the Kill - Heat Seekers (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Heat Seekers

    Desert creatures hunt and evade each other.

  • Built for the Kill - Swamp Survivors (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    Swamp Survivors

    Water scorpions, egrets and other predators from swamps.

  • Built for the Kill - Terrors of the Deep (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Terrors of the Deep

    Undersea battles for survival between predator and prey.

  • Built for the Kill - Cold Blooded (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:

    Cold Blooded

    From toothy crocs to gravity defying geckoes, these are real-life monsters. Far from being primitive critters, reptiles have survived due to superior brain power.

  • Built for the Kill - Flying Insects (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Flying Insects

    The colorful world of flying insects from the cannibal praying mantis to the dragonfly larvae attacking fish.

  • Built for the Kill - Undersea Deception (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:

    Undersea Deception

    The many predators, which have developed amazing methods of killing their pray, in the world's oceans.

  • Built for the Kill - Killer Canines (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Killer Canines

    A look at killer canines.

  • Built for the Kill - Snake (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:


    Using extraordinary senses and strategies, snakes are cold-blooded, calculating, cutthroat killers.

  • Built for the Kill - Shark (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:


    The ocean's most deadly predators and how they detect their pray with super-sensitive smell, sight, battery of teeth and powerful jaws.

  • Built for the Kill - Claws (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:


    They can gently tend eggs, hold on tight and woo a mate, but claws also evolved for the deadliest of ends; slicing, grabbing, tearing and impaling: talons are deadly weapons.

  • Built for the Kill - Speed (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:


    Deadly predators who use speed as their weapon of choice.

  • Built for the Kill - Packs (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:


    A look at the way animal packs hunt.

  • Built for the Kill - Built for the Chase (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    Built for the Chase

    The predator and prey relationship.

  • Built for the Kill - Unlikely Carnivores (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Unlikely Carnivores

    Even the most innocent-looking plants can possess murderous traps and a taste for flesh.

  • Built for the Kill - Stealth Killers (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Stealth Killers

    Nature's executioners at their most devious.

  • Built for the Kill - Macro Gladiators (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Macro Gladiators

    The world's smallest creatures can become a deadly force when united against a common foe.

  • Built for the Kill - Ambush (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:


    Animals that are designed to stalk, wait and pounce on their prey.

  • Built for the Kill - Chase (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:


    A deadly contest between predator and prey.

  • Built for the Kill - Poison (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:


    Animals that carry deadly poison.

  • Built for the Kill - Night (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:


    The creatures of the night emerge from the shadows, including crushing boa constrictors and venom-laden scorpions.

  • Built for the Kill - Island (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:


    Hunting methods of island creatures.

  • Built for the Kill - Invisible Killers (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Invisible Killers

    Predators that are hidden, including Sargasso frogfish and the boneless octopus.

  • Built for the Kill - River (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:


    Studying predator behavior in the world's rivers.

  • Built for the Kill - Cold (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:


    Predators that haunt cold climates.

  • Built for the Kill - Forest (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:


    Three-dimensional hunting ground that lies within the forest.

  • Built for the Kill - Coral Reef (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Coral Reef

    Deadly creatures struggle to survive in a coral reef, including cannibalistic sea slugs, whitetip reef sharks and barracuda.

  • Built for the Kill - Reef (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:


    Death comes quickly in many forms for the creatures inhabiting a coral reef.

  • Built for the Kill - Dog (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:


    How canines kill, including the grey wolf, the African wild dog and the red fox.

  • Built for the Kill - Predators of the Deep (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Predators of the Deep

    The hunters beneath the ocean, including humpback whales, tiger sharks and jumbo squid.

  • Built for the Kill - Oceans (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:


    Underwater survival.

  • Built for the Kill - Night Stalkers (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Night Stalkers

    A look at the nocturnal creatures whose night vision enables them to do their hunting at night, including cats and owls.

  • Built for the Kill - Swamp (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:


    A variety of killers lurk below the surface of the water in a swamp, waiting for their prey to drink the water.

  • Built for the Kill - Bird of Prey (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Bird of Prey

    A look at the most graceful killers in the air.

  • Built for the Kill - Miniature (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:


    Witnessing the ways miniature predators interact with their victims, including army ants and the praying mantis.

  • Built for the Kill - Cat (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:


    Some of the most graceful hunters on land with the possibility to become lethal killers.

  • Built for the Kill - Desert (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:


    The desert climate is home to extraordinary predators and prey.

  • Built for the Kill - Grassland (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:


    Speedy cheetahs stalk gazelles; stealthy leopards try to ambush prey; packs of wild dogs harry larger prey.

  • Built for the Kill - Rainforest (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:


    Creatures lurk in the lush foliage of the forest's undergrowth.

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