Extreme survivors of the wild

A jaguar hunting a crocodile on a riverbank in Brazil (left) and an Arctic wolf (right) on Hostile Planet.
A jaguar hunting a crocodile on a riverbank in Brazil (left) and an Arctic wolf (right) on Hostile Planet. PHOTOS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/ANTHONY PYPER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/ADRIAN SEYMOUR

Host Bear Grylls says some of the creatures on Hostile Planet, which shows species struggling to survive in extreme environments, put his skills to shame

Unlike many nature documentaries, new National Geographic series Hostile Planet will not "sugarcoat or sanitise" how ruthless Mother Nature can be, says host Bear Grylls.

And the famous British survivalist says some of the resilient creatures featured on the show - which spotlights how species adapt to the most extreme environments on Earth - put his survival skills to shame.`

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 01, 2019, with the headline 'Extreme survivors of the wild'. Print Edition | Subscribe