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New Adventure Series Yukon River Run Premieres Tonight

Venture deep into the Alaskan wilderness with a group of brave adventurers who descend upon the mighty Yukon River on log rafts each year to make a living by selling wood and supplies to remote villages along the riverbank. In each episode of the new adventure series, Yukon River Run, premiering Monday, July 20, at…

Behind the Scenes of Biggest & Baddest: Venom Jungle

I have a confession to make: the Venom Jungle episode of Biggest and Baddest wasn’t originally meant to be about lots of different venomous animals, it was meant to be about one: the bushmaster. I was in Canaima National Park in Venezuela to film one of the most iconic and feared snakes on earth. The…

In Search of Invasive Burmese Pythons

In Nepal, I had been lucky enough to see four Burmese pythons–beautiful animals, classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. This classification means that the species is threatened with extinction in the wild and requires protection, which makes the Florida python invasion all the more tragic. In Florida, the feral population…

Transporting Dangerous Crocs Away From One Nile River Community

Join biologist Niall McCann as he heads to the hot marshy region of central Uganda to join a team of rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority who are helping communities by moving man-eating crocodiles away from the villages and into the national parks on Biggest & Baddest: Attack of the Giant Crocs. It was quite…

Gorilla Doctors: Saving the Last Great Apes

“Quiet! The gorillas are near. They are scared, you must be quiet!” We were all knackered, we’d been hiking for eight hours to catch up with the gorillas and finally we were close. I looked around the rest of our crew: Todd with his hand in plaster after breaking a bone a week before we…

Searching for Swamp Monsters

There are some species of animals whose appearance is so incredible that many people don’t believe they are real when they first see them: the cassowary certainly qualifies, so do blob fish, platypus, star-nosed moles, and so does the alligator gar. The alligator gar lives in the rivers and swamps of the southern United States,…

Investigating Giant Feral Hogs

“Watch out for the hogs!!” It was what everyone was telling me. I spoke to a lot of my biologist friends before I started filming Biggest and Baddest, and they knew that I’d be coming face to face with tigers, wild elephants, crocodiles, anacondas and the like, but everyone said the same thing: “It’s the…

Remembering Legendary Climber Dean Potter

Legendary climber and wingsuit BASE jump pioneer Dean Potter, 43, was killed in a BASE jumping accident Saturday while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park. He and fellow jumper Graham Hunt, 29, were found dead below Taft Point, a 7,500 foot cliff overlooking the park’s famous valley. Widely considered one of the most…

Knockout Punch: 5 Things You Missed On Ultimate Survival Alaska

With just two legs to go, the pressure’s on to snag one of the few remaining wins. On leg twelve, the teams are inserted onto a steep glacier, and race to the banks of a highland lake. At the insertion flag, they find a cache of inner tubes, planks, ropes, and other supplies. This leg,…

Long Way Down: 5 Things You Missed On Ultimate Survival Alaska

Lost packs, missing shoes, bouts of the flu, disgruntled team members – the Ultimate Survival Alaska teams have battled through all types of setbacks this season. Luckily, they’ve managed to avoid serious injury. But that changed on the eleventh leg of the competition, where the teams were dropped high in the Alaska Range, tasked with descending…