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Night Stalkers

Season 1 2011

  • 2011-12-13T01:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 1 hour, 0 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary

Unique night vision and thermal cameras penetrate the darkness to reveal Africa's notorious hyenas hunting in their element. Thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate through Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve every year and the hyenas team up to hunt them cooperatively. Specially developed cameras reveal a rare, intelligent and playful side to the fascinating animals.

4 episodes

1x01 Jaguar Ambush

  • Series Premiere

    2011-12-13T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn leads an expert team of night-filming specialists into the jungles of Costa Rica on the hunt for Central Americas big cats. Pumas, ocelots and the elusive jaguar all live in the dense tropical forest, but filming them is far from an easy task. Starlight, thermal and infrared cameras are deployed throughout the forest, together with remotely operated cameras suspended above and on the forest floor.

1x02 Crocodile War

  • no air date — 60 mins

Revolutionary technology reveals the crocodiles are much more than simple killing machines. Night vision cameras show the sophisticated side of these fascinating reptiles.

1x03 Leopard Battleground

  • no air date — 60 mins

In Sri Lanka's Yala National Park lives one of the highest leopard populations in the world. Night vision cameras follow these secretive cats.

1x04 Hyena Gangs

  • no air date — 60 mins

Specially developed cameras penetrate the darkness to reveal Africa’s notorious hyenas teaming up to hunt the thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrating through Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.