This creature truly deserves the name 'jaws'... and it doesn't live in the sea

The African rock python has jaws designed to engulf meals three times bigger than its head. Like a springbok antelope, for instance. Footage from the show "World's Deadliest".

The amazing leopard’s leap

As most plants wither and die, the kigelia tree bursts into flower - offering a unique ambush opportunity for the most cunning of cats. Footage taken from the show The Flood.

Watch: Impala Faces Crocodile, Hippo in Impossible Standoff

2nd August, 2018 – To swim or not to swim. An unlucky impala found himself stranded on a island with a hungry crocodile. The impala must choose between starving or racing to shore. For more, join our daily safaris on Safari Live.

Watch: Impala Faces Crocodile, Hippo in Impossible Standoff

After finding itself stranded on an island, an impala must choose between starving or racing a croc—and a hippo—to the shore.

Lucky Wildebeest 'Cheats' Death In Dramatic Video

It's a picturesque scene: This watering hole at Kruger National Park in South Africa offered visitors quite a sight with wildebeest stopping to drink. But then two crocodiles got involved but it's what happens next that really surprises.

Two Lions vs. Bucking Wildebeest—Who Will Win?

Wildebeest are commonly known to be easily picked off by lions on the hunt, so for this solitary wildebeest versus two lions it would't seem to have much of a chance. This wildebeest didn't give up though.

Tiny Rescued Antelope Makes an Unlikely Friend

Jan. 12, 2018 - A mismatched pair of baby antelope have formed a close bond...here at a Kenya field office of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Sala, the larger one, is a kind of antelope called a kudu. Toto—just a week old—is a dik-dik. The two were rescued from adjoining national parks in Kenya. Less than a year old, Sala arrived in March 2017; Toto, in late November. 'Antelope' is a term for more than 100 loosely related hoofed mammals. Dik-dik are among the smallest. Kudu are genetically closer to cows and buffalo than to dik-dik. But, as their caregivers report, Sala and Toto became companions right away…with the slightly elder antelope taking an almost parental role.

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