Tag archives for Animals

Elephants and Donkeys Aren’t the Only Party Animals

Whether you’re an elephant or a donkey, grab your unlikely animal friend from across the aisle and check out Nat Geo WILD on July 18th for the ultimate animal party this summer. To get you in the celebratory spirit, here are 10 facts about animals who really know how to get down. 1) There are over 24 species…

We Can’t Mako This Up, Sharkfest Is Back on Nat Geo Wild!

Did you know that the Hammerhead shark’s distinctive head shape is called the cephalofoil? Or that there are Great White Sharks just outside of the Golden Gate Bridge? Check out Sharkfest on Nat Geo Wild starting this Sunday for non-stop shark Summer fun! We’re diving in fin-first with Sharkatraz, and a look at one of…

Baby Bison Takes on Wolf and Wins

Written by America’s National Parks: Yellowstone filmmakers Alain Lusignan, Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenberg Life in Yellowstone can be harsh and challenging, especially for bison calves. From the day they are born, they face constant danger from predators such as wolves and grizzly bears. But they also face other types of dangers from their environment.…

8 WILD Ways to Get Into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit

Bring on the shamrocks and leprechauns, we’re feeling lucky and seeing green this St. Patrick’s Day. But what better way to do as the Irish do, than to celebrate the Emerald Isle’s wildlife? Meet some of Ireland’s most tough and tireless, cute and cuddly native creatures. 1. Irish Setter This canine is known for its friendly, playful,…

Why Do Cats and Tigers Love Boxes So Much?

If the Internet-cats of the world have taught us anything, it’s domesticated cats’ affinity for boxes. Despite their fickleness as felines, cats will generally apply the,“If it fits, I sits” principle to any available container–be it suitcases, a warm computer, shopping bags or the occasional sink–but never abandon any housecat’s steadfast favorite, the humble cardboard…

5 Times Dogs Proved They Were More Than Pets

While humans view dogs as our friends, they view us as members of their pack. Ever since early history, dogs have solidified their special bond with humans and their place in our hearts as man’s best friend by protecting us and impressing us with demonstrations of loyalty, companionship and assistance. Here are some incredible examples of this human/canine alliance: When…

How Long Can Your Dog Be Left Alone?

As much as we love to imagine our dogs happy with their alone time when we leave for the day, we know that they would much rather be by their owner’s side. They consider their humans their pack, and all the whimpering, barking and chewing that bothers you and your neighbors from time to time…

Jerry Seinfeld’s Dog Has a “Hating-Jerry” Problem That Only Cesar Millan Can Fix

Canine expert Cesar Millan is back and facing more aggressive cases than ever on a new season of Cesar 911. Stakes are high as Cesar tackles everything from domesticating dogs with vicious histories to transforming comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s dachshund from adversary to ally. This season, there’s no shortage of combative pups who test Cesar’s patience,…

Announcing the WILD TO INSPIRE Short Film Competition Finalists

This year’s WILD TO INSPIRE short film competition was the most competitive yet, with more submissions than ever. Narrowing down all of the amazing entries was challenging, but today, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival, we are announcing the top four finalists of the third annual Wild to Inspire filmmaking competition. Congratulations to…

14 Animals That Mate For Life

Love is in the air – especially for these perfect pairs. Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit and join us as we crush on some of the cutest couples in the animal world. 1. Swan Though beautiful and graceful, swans are fierce creatures that work together to protect their baby cygnets from harm. Some are known to mate for life, forming strong bonds…