We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here
S3-E24 Self Defence

S3-E24 Self Defence

Catch Up


In this episode Steve Backshall takes a look at the incredible methods that animals employ to protect themselves against predators and learns how forms of human self-defence, such as martial arts, draw inspiration from creatures such as the tiger, crane and cobra. He then meets the kung fu experts of the natural world, including a big-hitting shrimp and a mesmerising preying mantis.


Steve Backshall sets out to visit six continents in search of Earth's 60 deadliest animals.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Steve Backshall
Director Ruth Harries
Executive Producer Wendy Darke
Producer Ruth Harries
Series Producer Scott Alexander

Nature Childrens

Have Your Say What did you think of Self Defence?

view all comments (0)