Built for the Kill

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Satur­day, 7.30pm, Nat Geo Wild Cu­ri­ously, this wildlife doc­u­men­tary pits the great white shark against the killer whale as if they were NSW and Queens­land in State of Ori­gin. The player statis­tics are im­pres­sive. The great white grows up to 6m in length at a com­pe­ti­tion weight of more than 2000kg. The killer whale, mean­while, grows to 9m in length at 9000kg. And, just as in State of Ori­gin, this is a bat­tle that be­gan ten mil­lion years ago. Ac­tu­ally great whites are the big cats of the sea, hunt­ing alone, while killer whales are like wolves — smart so­cial an­i­mals that kill by work­ing to­gether. If you want to see a rare con­fronta­tion be­tween th­ese two su­per preda­tors you’ll have to wait un­til the last five min­utes. In the mean­time, more skill, gore and bloody mur­ders than Dex­ter as the rou­tine killing habits of each crea­ture is ex­plored.

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