Deadly 60

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Deadly 60 is a documentary television series which features a zoologist who travels the world to show interesting and deadly species. These species are animals and insects. Some of them are predators and some of them just have deadly defenses. This series focuses on grouping the 3 deadly species in each episode whether the grouping is geographical or type of deadliness such as predatory or defensive.

Documenting deadly species is the specialty of this show as well as education on the species presented on the show.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic Wild
1 Season, 26 Episodes
July 11, 2011
Reality, Nature
Cast: Steve Backshall
Deadly 60

Deadly 60 Full Episode Guide

  • Steve searches high and low for the magnificent harpy eagle in Panama. Less than 50,000 remain, spread out through the forests of Central and South America.

  • Steve and the team head to the Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire to take an in-depth look at venom and how it is used in the animal kingdom.

  • Steve discovers deadly contenders - the white lady spider, a pack of wild dogs and an enormous scorpion.

  • Steve demonstrates how reading the tracks and signs left behind by animals can lead to fantastic encounters.

  • From the sand dunes of the deserts to the jungles and oceans of the world, Steve and the team take you behind the scenes to show how Deadly 60 is made.

  • A special look at at what makes the Deadly 60 animals deadly. Steve examines a bird of prey to portray how its lightweight skeleton helps it fly and maneuver so effortlessly.

  • Steve Backshall search for the Deadly 60 ends in the awesome flooded Amazon rain forest.

  • An anaconda hunt takes a shocking twist when our explorer steps on something in the murky waters of Argentina.

  • To experience how eagles fly, Steve climbs into a wind tunnel in England with a Tawny eagle.

  • Steve Backshall endures sub-zero temperatures while searching for the elusive Lynx in Norway.

  • Steve's back in the Philippines, as he descends to the depths of the ocean hoping to encounter the brutal thresher shark, Steve discovers a mysterious predator that uses its death-dealing tail to beat through schools of fish.

  • A lethal lizard with bacteria-covered teeth in the islands of the Philippines can instantly infect the wounds of its prey.

  • Steve travels over the globe trying to track down one of the deadliest and most domesticated animals, the canines.

  • Steve hikes for miles in the Virunga Mountains, which are in the heart of Africa, and finds a family of gorillas.