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The hyena is no cowardly scavenger, but a dominant predator, capable of killing from the moment it's born. Endowed with superior hunting tools, including night vision and incredible stamina, the hyena trains for five years before making its first big kill. Nat Geo WILD follows the progression of one princess cub from birth to her first big kill. We'll see how she fights with her siblings, hones her hunting skills, fends off lions and eventually succeeds her mother as the queen of the clan.