Casey Anderson uses his wildlife skills deep in the heart of Florida’s swamps to learn about America’s top cold-blooded predator – the American alligator. On the bayou, Casey quickly learns the #1 rule: where there’s water, there are probably alligators. But alligators and crocodiles aren’t the only predators out here; while exploring in the Everglades,…

Vampires and vampire bats have one thing in common: they feed exclusively on blood. Hacking through Mexico’s jungles, Casey Anderson follows caver Scott Davis who discovered a cave he dubbed “the torture chamber.” They catch and identify fruit-eating and insectivorous bats, but no vampires. Nearby, a rancher has found signs of an attack: oozing wounds…

A strange and puzzling story is swirling through the land of the midnight sun: Polar Bears and Brown Bears, isolated from one another for millennia by geography, climate, and behavior, are suddenly appearing side-by-side – prompting Casey Anderson to embark on a fact-finding mission to the Arctic and put Brutus, his nine-hundred pound Brown Bear,…

Stalking the Mountain Lion

Naturalist Casey Anderson sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream of tracking one of North America’s most elusive ghosts: the Mountain Lion. Casey’s longtime friend and cat expert, Tyler Johnerson, is on hand to help him in his quest to witness “the ghost of the Rockies.” Casey and Tyler set out together armed with specialized…

Being a black bear can be tough. When I took on the task of being a mother bear to a black bear cub named lil Casey, I did not know what I was getting myself into. A black bear learns most of its wild skills from its mother. So I wanted to give my bear…

It’s find food or starve for most scavengers and the animal with the biggest advantage that gets the meal, whether that is a great sense of smell, speed or being able to dominate an in-demand carcass with size and aggression. People frequently see scavengers as a portent of doom or in the very least a…

Scavenger Sweet Sixteen There’s a pecking order in wild, and each animal has different strong suits. While the rest of the country is putting up their basketball brackets, we’re placing our bets on the maggot winning our very own scavenger battle. Check out the competition highlights below and see how the maggot defeats animals like…

Dancing With the River

I can’t swim. Growing up in Montana, swimming just wasn’t a priority. The lakes and streams spend half the year frozen solid, and the other half of the year they are icy cold.  The summer was mostly spent honing my skills as a naturalist, hiking through the forest, keeping dry. So when faced with the…

If you are a comic book or Hugh Jackman fan, chances are you are familiar with the X-Men character Wolverine. The superhero, Wolverine has retractable claws, an adamantine skeleton, the power to heal quickly and when played by Hugh Jackman, the power to make women swoon. What about the animal that is the character’s namesake?…

The thrill of the hunt. This season of America The Wild is legendary. When faced with the daunting task of filming several of the world’s most elusive animals, you shudder at the thought of failing.  I asked for it.  I wanted to do shows about mountain lions, wolverines, and polar bears.  Many before me attempted…

Nicknamed the “animal magnet” as a kid, Casey Anderson grew up in Montana surrounded by wilderness and animals.  After college, he became an animal keeper and trainer at wildlife parks, traveling to elephant orphanages in Kenya, hanging out with crocodiles and even getting thrashed by a mountain lion. Then baby Brutus came into his life. …