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"Prehistoric Predators" (2007) was a documentary series that showcased different predatory animals that had developed since the extinction of the dinosaurs. They included such well-known beasts as Smilodon and Megalodon. Other animals shown included the terror bird and the short-faced bear. The series showed how the animals hunted and fought and described why they went extinct.

National Geographic
1 Season, 8 Episodes
October 12, 2009
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Marcos Akiaten, Chip Bolcik, Roger Tilling, Bruce J. MacFadden
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Prehistoric Predators Full Episode Guide

  • National Geographic brings to life one of the greatest and most extreme natural history events never seen before--a gigantic herd of dinosaurs escape the unforgiving North Pole.

  • Capable of killing prey with a single blow, the Terror Bird was once top predator in South America.

  • National Geographic unlocks the mysteries of the biggest predator ever to swim the oceans -- Megalodon.

  • Twice the size of a grizzly, the short-faced bear lived for almost 1 million years before vanishing.

  • Explore the world of the mighty Sabertooth and see how it lived, how it killed and how it died.

  • Come face to face with the Dire Wolf -- the fierce prehistoric ancestor of the modern-day wolf.

  • For 20 million years the Hell Pig had dominated the North American landscape. With it's three-foot-long skull and binocular like vision, the four foot wide, 1000 pound Killer Pig was a prehistoric battle tank.

  • The Hyaenodon was a beast that used its head and bone-crushing teeth to destroy their prey within seconds. Using modern technology, we'll learn more on how this was possible.

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