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Built for the Kill

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Narrated by  Mathew Morgan
No. of episodes  31
First episode date  2001
Language  English
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No. of seasons  5
Original release  2001 – 2004
Genre  Nature documentary
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Running time  48 minutes (each episode)
Original network  National Geographic Channel
Networks  National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic Society
Similar  Great Migrations, Rescue Ink Unleashed, Be the Creature, Man v Monster, Python Hunters

Built for the Kill is a nature series made by Granada Wild for the National Geographic Channel. It was produced from 2001–2004, with a total of 31 episodes. Each episode runs for approximately 48 minutes including the credits and opening titles. Episodes of Built For The Kill cover a topic or habitat for predatory animals, such as "Coral Reef" or "Packs". If the episode is the name of a Habitat (Coral Reef), the episode will feature predators from that environment. If the episode's name is something like "Jaws" or "Packs", it will feature predators who utilize the name of the episode. Built For The Kill uses a graphical approach to catch the audiences attention, often showing inner workings of the predatory animals (e.g. showing a snake's "Jacobson Organ" inside its mouth) by using diagrams. Some effects seen are used to show the audience what they can't really see, but is there (such as the electricity coming from an Electric Ray or the sound waves used in Echo Location). This graphical approach to a nature documentary makes Built for the Kill very interesting to watch.


Built for the Kill's classic opening was a montage of creatures featured in the first 7 episodes (Desert, Coral Reef, Rainforest, Grassland, Miniature, Swamp and Ocean) with a catchy theme song. This opening was changed further into the series to one that shows the National Geographic logo in various parts. The theme song stayed the same however.

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In 2011 National Geographic Channel resurrect the show with four new episodes. However, the four episodes were presented with a slightly different style than the original. The following four episodes are (lion, great white shark, polar bear, and crocodile) and is expected to be continued.

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DVD releases

  • (2005, Europe, 2 Discs)
  • 01 Claws
    02 Killer Canines
    03 Jaws
    04 Packs
    05 Speed

  • Collection 1 (2009, Australia, 4 Discs)
  • 01 Desert
    02 Coral Reef
    03 Rainforest
    04 Grassland
    05 Miniature
    06 Swamp
    07 Ocean
    08 Cold
    09 Night
    10 Island

  • Collection 2 (2010, Australia, 4 Discs)
  • 01 Forest
    02 River
    03 Hidden
    04 Chase
    05 Poison
    06 Ambush
    07 Birds of Prey
    08 Cat
    09 Shark
    10 Snake

    Related National Geographic programs

  • Dangerous Encounters
  • Battle at Kruger

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