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Baboon Society

Among the forested islands and wildlife-rich floodplains of Botswana lies the highest concentration of baboons in Africa. Get an inside look into the heart of baboon society.Swamp of the Baboons premieres Thursday December 16 at 8P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild. Meet some of the baboons… Boro: The Alpha When we join the swamp troop, Boro is…

Pet Python Attack

In the U.S., pet pythons can be a danger; killing or seriously injuring more than 20 people in the last ten years. A python’s constriction is powered by 10,000 muscles. A human arm has five. Python vs. Gator premieres Wednesday December 15 at 10P et/pt.Video Preview: Rescue firefighters get a 911 emergency call claiming “my roommate is being chocked…

Rescuing Baby Gators

About a year ago, the crew at Billie Swamp Safari rescued baby alligator hatchlings, but the time has come where they are big enough to fend for themselves. It’s a tough world out there for a baby alligator, where male alligators have been known to eat them. The gang at the nature preserve do their…

Fossil Hotspots

The northern Rift Valley stretches from Ethiopia across the Red Sea to the Jordan River valley. It is the rift’s wildest corner in every sense – harsh, hot and volcanically active. In the Afar Triangle, shared by Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti, three continental plates collide. Below the Earth’s surface, hell breaks loose. The volcanic landscape…

The Sardine Gauntlet

A gigantic sardine run must traverse through waters rife with predators waiting to snack on the tiny fish. Restless Planet: Eat or Be Eaten airs Wednesday December 1 at 10P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild.

Nomads of Africa

The wildebeest migration is one of the best known wild events, yet wildebeests are not the only animals to travel vast distances en mass to ensure the survival of their species.  Meet some wild marathoners who take epic journeys, including the flying critters from the worlds largest bat colony and the truly breathtaking Christmas Island…

Underwater Alien Planet

With more underwater creatures than anywhere else on the planet and ten times more biodiversity than Caribbean reefs, scientists travel 10,000 ft. down in the Celebes Sea to explore the bizarre and the undiscovered. Into the Abyss airs Tuesday November 30 at 10P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild. Video Preview: Scientists send an ROV to the…

Big Cat Week Is Coming

Powerful. Deadly. Beautiful. Endangered. Big cat species often define and dominate the ecosystems in which they are found. Animals of incredible strength and skill, big cats are revered predators that face an epic battle for survival. They have enthralled us and captured our imaginations. Theirs is the story of the wild. Nat Geo Wild presents…

Rain Forest Chimps

Researchers are learning that chimps, like humans, display cultural differences. Watch a video preview of tonight’s episode of Africa’s Great Rift: Chimps Among the Lakes airing at 9P et/pt.

Parrott Poachers

The Scarlet Macaw fetches big bucks on the black market, and poachers will do anything to lay their hands on one. Restless Planet: Eat or Be Eaten premieres Tuesday November 23 at 10P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild.