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Secret Life of Predators Education

Resources on Predators, Prey, and Their Amazing Adaptations

A wounded Cape buffalo falls prey to a pair of young lions.

A wounded Cape buffalo falls prey to a pair of young lions.

Photograph by Chris Johns, National Geographic Education

National Geographic's Secret Life of Predators is a four-part event that takes viewers to the depths of the ocean, the high forests, the vast open lands, and the edges of the earth to see the world through the eyes of predators in some of the planet's most unforgiving places. From scorpions in Southeast Asia to sailfish off the coast of Mexico, nature's hunters must constantly adapt to keep their place in the food chain.

Every predator has a secret—join National Geographic as we unveil their covert missions in this ground-breaking series about how killers survive with the odds stacked against them. Tune in to the simulcast on both National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD on Friday, September 20th, at 8 PM ET/PT and Friday, September 27, at 9 PM ET/PT during the "Night of Exploration."

Use these resources to investigate the predators and ecosystems featured in the Secret Life of Predators, and to engage in key series themes such as adaptation and ecology.

Meet the Predators

Discover a few fascinating predators.

The Reddish Egret

The reddish egret has devised a clever way to catch its prey.

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp

The peacock mantis shrimp is only six inches long, but pound-for-pound, it packs the biggest punch in the natural world.

The Least Weasel

Don't let his size fool you! Meet the least weasel, a small and solitary hunter.

Warthog Meet Mongoose

Discover the unique alliance between warthog and mongoose.

Investigate the Ecosystems

Learn about the coasts, deserts, forests, mountains, and ocean that predators call home.

Learn More

Read about key terms such as carnivore, scavenger, ecosystem, and diet in our encyclopedia.

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Search this collection to find activities, media, and reference material on your favorite predators.

Top Predators

Find photos and videos featuring your favorite predators using these collections.

Carnivorous Plants

Animals aren't the only predators in on the action. Read about plant predators in this article.

Plant Predators

Join Carolina Beach State Park assistant park ranger A.J. Loomis for a tour of the preserved area's carnivorous plants, including the Venus flytrap.