Ultimate Viper is an American television documentary which is part of the National Geographic Explorer series of documentaries, which include Ultimate Shark, Ultimate Snake and Ultimate Disasters.
The documentary originally aired in the USA on the National Geographic Channel on 21 November, 2007. It is an hour long.
Ultimate Viper originally aired in South Africa on DStv's National Geographic Channel on Thursday 14 February 2008, at 21h00.
It aired on DStv's Nat Geo Wild channel on Tuesday 22 April 2008, at 22h00.
Wednesday, 23 April: 01h00, 04h00
Sunday, 27 April: 17h00, 21h00
Monday, 28 April: 03h00
Tuesday, 29 April: 11h00, 17h00
If you’ve ever come face-to-face with a viper, you’ll know exactly why they have the reputation of being one of nature’s most fearsome predators.
One look at a viper tells you that they are built for the kill: they have wide mouths that open to a staggering 110 degrees, sharp, retractable fangs that deliver deadly venom in a clinical stabbing motion, and huge, triangular heads that allow them to devour larger prey.
With new science and signature 3D graphics, peel away the evolutionary secrets and amazing engineering that make vipers one of nature's cold-blooded success stories.
Answers come from an in-depth exploration of the vipers' unique bio-engineering, their highly aggressive nature and astounding breeding capability. Beneath the skin, explore these creatures' bizarre anatomy.
Their oversized heads are perfectly designed to devour large prey. An enormous gaping mouth can swivel open almost 180 degrees. And their huge retractable fangs can swing forward to strike.
Ultimate Viper is part of Nat Geo Wild's "Ultimate" series of documentaries which include Ultimate Shark, Ultimate Snake and Ultimate Disasters.