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The closest, deadliest encounters coming on Animal Planet

‘Deadly 60 on a Mission’ premieres on April 1 at 9 PM, as Steve Backshall goes in search of the biggest, fastest, most venomous animals in his deadliest series ever

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 31, 2014

animal-planet-logoExplorer Steve Backshall returns on his mission to find the world’s deadliest animals. In the new series ‘Deadly 60 on a Mission’, Backshall and his trusted crew go in search of the biggest, fastest, most venomous animals in his deadliest series ever.

From lethal beauties to killer beasts, his journey takes him to some of the most hostile and remote places on Earth in order to determine the deadliest top 60. Starting April 1, 2014, every night at 9 PM on Animal Planet, ‘Deadly 60 on a Mission’ is a highly concentrated dose of incredible adventure and hair-raising encounters.

Filmed on location around the world from Sri Lanka to Nepal, Peru to Australia, the team hits the ground running – and they’re bringing the viewers along for the ride. Swimming unprotected with wild alligators, paragliding alongside an Egyptian vulture, being lowered by helicopter into a crocodile nest in Australia, a close encounter with the most venomous snake on earth; this is a record breaking series with the planet’s top predators.

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Rajiv Bakshi, Vice President – Marketing, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said, “Animal Planet brings adventures of conservationists and wildlife experts from around the world who risk their lives to explore rarest and deadliest animals. In this new series, Steve Backshall travels the world in search of more lethal predators and brings viewers closer to some of the most feared creatures.”

Each episode of ‘Deadly 60 on a Mission’ sees animals deadly enough to warrant a treasured place on Backshall’s list. However, the search is never straight forward as the crew does whatever it takes to get the ultimate close encounter, facing some of the harshest territories known to man and beast. From diving in the fresh water swamps of Florida in the hunt for alligators to exploring the remote island of Komodo on a quest for the Komodo Dragon – the world’s largest lizard, capable of killing a buffalo – the series makes viewers feel as though they’re at the heart of the action, and part of the gang.

Each animal is assigned three killer facts and rated on the ‘Deadly 60’ scale as viewers are immersed in the quest for the world’s most lethal predators. In addition, the specials allow viewers to see behind the scenes and find out just what it takes to be part of the Deadly 60 team as they’re on the hunt in the world’s wildest places.

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