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    Killer IQ: Lion vs. Hyena

    S1 E1 Predator Games

    Can lions count? Do low-ranking hyenas purposely deceive dominant pack members? Do dark manes drive lionesses wild with desire, and if so, why? Animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson and some of the world's leading wildlife experts run a series of experiments on these predators of the African plains. They will test their coordination, see how they work in teams to tackle unfamiliar tasks and enemies, and reveal how these two social groups, while similar in many ways, are vastly different creatures.

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Lions and spotted hyenas may be South Africa's apex predators, but to animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson, these fearsome carnivores are among his best friends. See how this relationship plays a key role in a groundbreaking project led by some of the world's top wildlife biologists: a series of remarkable experiments designed to measure both species' social intelligence. Observe the different ways lions and hyenas approach and solve problems, and how they rely on cooperation to succeed and survive in their natural environment.
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