Archives for May, 2010

What’s Casey Anderson Been Up To?

What’s Expedition Wild’s Casey Anderson been up to recently? Well, he’s been filming with his best friend Brutus and sharing photos along the way. You can keep track of his frequent updates on Casey’s Facebook or Twitter page. Check out his recent photos — a bobcat came into his backyard! Yesterday Casey writes:Meet Oly! He…

Training a Wild Panther

By Shelby Redfield, Swamp Men After sifting through numerous amounts of raw footage, in order to pull beauty shots, or behind the scenes segments, my attention was caught by the captive Florida Panther at Billie Swamp Safari. In order to get the panther ready to be in educational presentations about the plight of the Florida…

Live Blog With Sean Riley for "Fixing Vegas"

***The live blog is now over. Read below to see the discussion during the show!*** We may not fix the sins, but we’ll fix the city! We’re here with Sean Riley, now blogging live until 10P et for the World’s Toughest Fixes premiere episode of “Fixing Vegas.” He’s sharing his commentary on moments throughout the show, and…

The King of Herrings

Swedes tend to be fond of herring prepared in just about any way imaginable: Mustard herring, onion herring, dill herring, herring in wine sauce, herring with beets and blackcurrant herring, you name it. They even love  surströmming, that canned fermented Baltic herring whose peculiar aroma has been likened by one cuisine web site to, well,…

Whale Shark Feeding

Whale sharks are the ocean’s largest fish. Growing up to forty feet in length, their size alone warrants admiration. But these colossal creatures don’t shred and tear prey like many ocean hunters, and pose no threat to humans. Rather, they’re docile sea giants that filter feed with four-foot wide mouths. Recently I attended a whale…

Feersome Fishing Spiders

Video preview: Fishing spiders seem harmless enough — until they attack their prey in the water with vicious precision. Caught in the Act: Elephant Battleground premieres Tuesday May 18 at 9P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild. Not sure if you get the channel? Look to the right of this blog post and you can enter…

Water World

by Scott B, Director Nine hours, slapping the waves in a crew boat on the way out to the barge. It’s another world out here, a desolate landscape of endless water dotted by weird steel structures. I know that underwater it’s teeming with life, but from here, it doesn’t seem so. It feels more like…

Dog Eats Barbeque Skewer

source: Dr. Amara Estrada, D.V.M When a sick Labrador retriever named Yankee arrived at the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center back in 2006, doctors were appalled at what they discovered in her body: a barbeque skewer had perforated Yankee’s stomach and pierced her heart. It had happened months before: Yankee ate a steak kabob…

Study Sets the Scene for Pig Lung Transplants

Approximately 79,000 people are on the organ transplant list in the United States. And every day, ten of these individuals pass away and 3,000 new patients are added to the list. Primarily, ailing patients need a new heart, liver, pancreas, lung or kidney, and the reality is that there are not enough organ donors to…

Lion vs. Leopard

Produced by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Eye of the Leopard tracks one cat for a remarkable three years in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. She’s called Legadema, or “Light from the Sky,” and we follow her from the first vulnerable days as a cub, through the development of her hunting instincts, to her later triumphs that make…