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You might think that lying and cheating are behaviours unique to the human world. But you would be wrong. Surprising new evidence reveals every animal has a devious streak.

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Illusion, distraction, the double-bluff. Meet the animals who don’t play by the rules in this intriguing new series revealing the science behind animal trickery.

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Natural Born Hustlers meets the double-crossing cuttlefish, underhand orangutans, crafty killer whales and the shady squirrels. It discovers the remarkable animals breaking the laws of nature and going to elaborate lengths to claw their way to the top.

Clever graphics, visual effects and innovative filming techniques show dramatic animal behaviour and explains how these animals achieve their astonishing feats of mimicry, trickery and disguise, all in a bid to survive.

Scientists reveal the key moments which have baffled and astonished even the world’s top experts.

Each episode focuses on a key challenge in life – survival, finding food and family life. Starting with simple tricks, the episode works through amazing examples of cheating and deceit in addressing life’s challenges, through to the ultimate animal hustle.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday February 8 at 8:30pm

Staying Alive

Episode 1 | Series 1

Meet the animal hustlers using devious tactics to survive, tricking their predators and even each other to stay alive.

Episode 1, Series 1

Sunday February 9 at 7:35am

Staying Alive

Episode 1 | Series 1

Meet the animal hustlers using devious tactics to survive, tricking their predators and even each other to stay alive.

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday February 15 at 8:35pm

The Hunger Hustle

Episode 2 | Series 1

Meet the animal hustlers using deceptive tactics to find food - tricking their prey or each other to get their next meal.

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday February 16 at 7:30am

The Hunger Hustle

Episode 2 | Series 1

Meet the animal hustlers using deceptive tactics to find food - tricking their prey or each other to get their next meal.

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