As a Senior Zookeeper working with dangerous animals for nearly a decade, me and my fellow keepers have had our fair share of close calls while working. In this video that has recently been gaining attention around the interwebs, we see an inquisitive lioness open a family’s car door while on safari in South Africa.…

Our favorite pesky friends will have their time to shine as Destination WILD celebrates our backyard bandits with a one-night event this Sunday, with the three premieres of Super Squirrel, Raccoon: Backyard Bandit, and The Secret Life of Mr. Fox. We’ve see them at the park, down alleyways, and in our own backyards. Often overlooked, foxes, raccoons and squirrels aren’t considered rare…

We are excited to announce with our partners from Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) the finalists from the second annual WILD TO INSPIRE short film competition.  Join us in congratulating Filipe DeAndrade for “Adapt”, Alex Goetz for “Living Isle”, Jake Lamons for “Northern”, and Austin Haeberle and Wendy Jacques for “Not on Our Watch: Keeping the Congo’s Gorillas From Extinction”.…

Its been over a month since I left the Djuma & Arathusa Game Reserves in Sabi Sands, South Africa. Wild Safari LIVE was an incredible experience for me and reflecting on it over the past month has allowed me to understand how many different people we connected with. All backgrounds, in all different stages of life…

For my third and final week in Tanzania, I had the privilege of shooting with the legendary Bob Poole! Bob is a veteran wildlife filmmaker, cinematographer, and has shot, produced, and directed countless films for National Geographic. I’ve been looking forward to working with Bob all week since shooting wildlife is a relatively new genre…

Wild animals that are in captivity can have many of the same dental conditions as people. On this week’s episode of Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet: Moose on the Loose, Dr. Oakley finds herself with her hands in a few animals’ mouths. Animals can have orthodontic abnormalities, fractured teeth, and even painful cavities just like us.…

Although I’ve been shooting an overabundance of wildlife, I thought it might be a good idea to talk about my experience shooting people on this trip. I do love and appreciate nature, but I’ll admit my style of documentary filmmaking predominately comprises of intimate portraits. My work focuses on people with the visuals driven by…

There is no such thing as a normal day for Dr. Oakley and this week’s episode, Bull Steam Ahead proves it. It’s the end of the summer in the Yukon and time for many animals to go into rut. For the most part, the process takes care of itself in the wild–but a few of…

This past week has felt like one long safari trip that I never want to end. The amount of wildlife, people, and stories I have encountered humbles me greatly and I can’t believe I still have two weeks left. I’ve been to Africa once before. Ghana, West Africa in 2011 to be exact, but my…

Dr. Oakley and the Wild Life Preserve team try to corral four lynx kittens for their first vaccinations on this week’s episode of Yukon Vet. Dr. Oakley’s love for animals and desire to keep them healthy extends not just to the animals in our homes, but to the animals that need extra care in the…

Wild to Inspire: Danzania

Dan Duran is the winner of the first annual Wild to Inspire short film contest, launched last year in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the Sun Valley Film Festival.  As the winner, he’ll be documenting  Tanzania’s dynamic Manyara–Tarangire ecosystem, which includes Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks and the AWF-managed Manyara Ranch…

Djuma & Arathusa Game Reserves, Sabi Sands, South Africa – 1100PM. I am not sure what it is about being in the presence of elephants, but there is something very special about the largest land mammal on the planet allowing you to be there with them, up close and personal. Today, I had a pretty…

Djuma Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa – 1250PM. The past 5 days have taken a while to sink in; we went live on Nat Geo WILD for Big Cat Week with lions on a buffalo kill and finished the first broadcast with Kunyuma, a magnificent leopard sitting in a tree during our campfire chat.…

Written by Safari Live guide Hayden Turner Djuma Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa – 1150PM After the day is done, staring into the fire back at camp is my time to reflect and think about the highlights of my day. I drive around this beautiful place everyday and many things go through my mind:…

For wildlife filmmakers, the only way to safely explore the startling powers of the African lion has been at the end of a mighty long lens — until now. Man v. Lion follows veteran big cat expert Boone Smith across the Nambiti Game Reserve, tracking three male lions searching for their next meal. We follow along…

Africa is far and pricey for most to travel to. But that’s not stopping Nat Geo WILD from bringing Africa to you. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. ET on Nat Geo WILD, Safari Live gives viewers a front row seat on daily safari rides as we explore the natural habitat of lions, giraffes, elephants…

Speed. Power. Intelligence. Stealth. Beauty. For millions of years, big cats have stood atop the food chain as treasured icons of the wild, but as civilization has expanded, their habitat has decreased. Today every big cat species in the world is endangered, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and cougars. For five years, Nat Geo WILD…

Dr. Oakley’s job often takes her into wild, dangerous places, and requires her to perform hair-raising tasks. Some of these tasks require having a keen shot with a dart gun and the sharp mind of a pharmacist working on the fly. Many of the animals that Dr. Oakley treats are wild and very large, which…

This week on Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet: When Coyotes Attack, wildlife becomes a challenge for several pet owners, including Dr. Oakley’s family. Living in the Yukon means finding ways to live with wild animals, even the predators that are in your own backyard. This isn’t just a challenge for those who live in remote areas,…

Just over a week ago, on Sunday, November 2, Nat Geo WILD embarked on a three-month safari in Kruger National Park in Africa for Wild Safari Live, bringing viewers a live safari from the heart of Africa everyday in real-time. On Saturday, November 8, at 11:45 a.m. ET, our cameras captured groundbreaking footage of a pack of wild…

This week on Yukon Vet, Dr. Oakley travels over 3,000 miles outside her normal stomping grounds to Val-d’Or, a far-flung corner of Quebec where she helps to save a herd of boreal caribou that is in danger of dying out. Dr. Oakley has a great deal of experience catching wild caribou. So Guylaine Seguin, a…

On this week’s episode of Dr. K, a few of the animal clients are a little more wild than usual. A red-shouldered hawk is brought in by a local raptor rehabilitator, a brown pelican is treated for frostbite and a blue jay is treated for injuries from a cat. While these animals are not pets,…

Getting Caught Up With Dr. K

The Broward Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital has been teeming with cute, wild and sometimes unusual creatures this season on Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER. Prepared to talk all things small and scaly, Dr. K herself logged onto Facebook to answer some viewer’s most need-to-know questions. Q: What is the most interesting animal you have had to…

On Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet viewers get to experience what it means to be the only all-species vet for hundreds of square miles in the Yukon Territory of Northern Canada. Michelle Oakley is a little different than your average city veterinarian. Like all vets, she is dedicated to the health and care of all animals…

On this week’s episode of Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: Pot-Bellied Pig Out, Dr. Kelleher has two appointments to spay pot-bellied pigs. Dr. K notes that, “The reason for spaying pot-bellied pigs is to adjust behavior problems and to prevent uterine disease later in life.” Preventative medicine is an important component of our pets’ health.…