Tag archives for Animals

Dr. Pol may be from the Netherlands, but there’s no question his home is Michigan. Dr. Pol is just your average racehorse helpin’, outbreak stoppin’, bull-castrating, good old mid-western farm vet. First stop of the day – Finnerty Farms where a pink eye outbreak is threatening to spread to the entire herd. Doc Pol takes…

Combining the latest scientific research with intimate macrophotography, illuminating thermal images and slow-motion footage, The Secret Life of Cats exposes the awe-inspiring qualities that every cat possesses. Tracing a cat’s development from birth to six months, see how a blind, deaf and ultimately defenseless newborn evolves into an agile hunter, savvy survivalist and trusted confidant.…

The Pols Go Dutch

This week, the Pols go Dutch when a special visitor comes to town – Charles’ uncle Jan is visiting from the Netherlands! Uncle Jan doesn’t speak English and Charles promised to be fluent in Dutch when he arrives. With only a few days to spare, Charles is cramming in his lessons, but it may already…

This fall, love is in the air at Pol Clinic as Charles plans a surprise anniversary getaway for his parents. But there are sick animals across central Michigan that need Dr. Pol before he can get out of town and celebrate 46 years of marriage with Diane. First up is a bellowing, bloated calf with…

Dr. Brenda has been a staple at Pol Veterinary services for over 21 years. Starting fresh out of college, she’s been a part of the family ever since. Tonight on The Incredible Dr. Pol, the clinic staff and even some of the long-time clients reminisce about their fondest memories with the also incredible Dr. Brenda. The…

Veterinarian Jan Pol has won over audiences with his no-nonsense approach to veterinary medicine — treating furry friends with unmatched compassion, humor and expertise. With thousands of clients ranging from large-scale farm animals to teacup-size household pets, he expertly balances the physical strains of birthing a cow with the surgical precision of suturing a shih…

Fish biologist Zeb Hogan is not after one, but two Monster Fish on tonight’s episode River Jaws.  He travels to the Land Down Under to track down both a bull shark and a speartooth shark.  This is no small task considering each of these species offers their own sizeable challenges.  The bull shark is incredibly…

Shark scientist Dr. Taylor Chapple and wildlife filmmaker and shark enthusiast Andy Casagrande are on a mission that could change the very basis of shark studies.  Tonight on Die Trying: Great White Ambush, a team of determined shark experts and engineers set out to get the video of a lifetime: a great white shark’s breach…

Monster Eel, Monster Shock?

Tonight on Monster Fish, host and fish biologist Zeb Hogan takes a trip to the Brazilian Amazon in search of powerful electric eels. He wants to determine once and for all if size matters. That is, whether a monster-size eel delivers a monster-size shock due to their size. A troop of local Amazonian fisherman help…

Can You Believe These Animals?

Tonight’s episode of Animals Gone Wild challenges you to guess what will happen next.  The animal kingdom is anything but predictable, and every individual has its own unique personality.  From our lovable household pets to wild, ravenous grizzlies, watch amazing clips of animals in Believe It Or Not and find out: What happens when this feline tries to make…

5 Bear Myths Debunked

Throughout this season of The Savage Line, the animal guards have showcased their limited non-lethal options in dealing with bears that threaten human populations. Killing these predators is oftentimes illegal, unwise or unethical, so the guards leaned on their professional knowledge of animal behavior to find ways to discourage the bears from entering settlements. Scientific…

There’s no part of the drug trade that isn’t dangerous, but transporting drugs can be one of the most risky stages of the process. On the season premiere of Drugs, Inc., the crew exposes the veins of Salt Lake City’s drug trade from the viewpoint of a DEA agent, an addict, a smuggler and a…

The Alaskans on Life Below Zero lead very different lives. Sue Aikens keeps her Kavik camp alive, the Hailstones help their family thrive, and Glenn lives to scavenge in the wild. But on the season finale of Life Below Zero, the survivalists all share one common goal – thwart the land’s predators, or turn into…

The three-part series “Wonder Of Dogs” examines the roles that dogs play in human society, and how these roles have evolved and changed in strange, exciting and unexpected ways. President Harry Truman is widely thought to have said “if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” A sarcastic comment on the cutthroat nature…

Arctic Wisdom: End Times

Even for the pros, survival is precarious in Alaska’s wilderness. From dodging mountains of snow to adapting to climate change, life is never easy for the Alaskans on Life Below Zero. And with just two episodes left in the season, the Arctic survivalists are battling to make it through the winter. The ever-resilient Sue Aikens vanquishes obstacle…

On last week’s episode of The Savage Line, animal guard Cory Valdes stumbled upon a fer-de-lance, a vicious snake whose name in French, roughly translated, means “lance head.” But while most know the snake as such, it has another, slightly less memorable name: Bothrops lanceolatus. Why does a snake with such an interesting, aggressive name…

5 Shockingly Awesome Animals

Tonight’s episode of Animals Gone Wild is sure to leave you in Shock and Awe! Every animal has the ability to surprise humans, sometimes in extraordinary ways that are completely unpredictable.  The most innocuous ones can pack a serious punch, and the biggest ones can be incredibly agile.  Here are some facts about a couple…

The many different appearances and breeds of dogs reflects thousands of years living with humans and serving as watchdogs, hunters and companions. This week’s episode of  Wonder of Dogs takes a look at some of these dog jobs. But as human society has evolved and the nature of our needs have changed, so too have…

“If you have to abandon ship, you need a lifeboat.” – Glenn Villenueve Several episodes ago, Glenn Villenueve returned to his camp in the Brooks Range. Glenn’s life at 65 miles north of the Arctic Circle is completely isolated from civilization, and if a bear attacks his cabin, he’s on his own. A nature purist dedicated…

Tonight’s Fish Tank Kings features a customer called Craig who wants Living Color to create a replica of his personal favorite place and one of the top snorkeling spots in the United States, Looe Key.  The reefs there are full of beautiful coral and colorful fish, and it is no wonder that Craig wants easy…

Tonight, Secrets of the Wild will take you on a journey from the Wide Open Spaces, to the Lost Worlds, and Going Deep into our earth’s waters.  The most heart-warming to the most gut-wrenching moments in wildlife were all recorded with impressively camouflaged cameras that blend into the animals’ habitat, and now you can watch…

Tonight’s episode of Animals Gone Wild features some of the most “Disorderly Conduct” you can find in the animal kingdom.  It is a tough world out in the wild and every animal has found some way to protect or defend itself, but what happens when things gets a little out of hand?  Here are a…

Over-hunting and fishing often puts ecologists and hunters and chefs at odds. But there is one increasingly less rare occasion when these groups team up: the introduction of an invasive species. In last night’s episode of “The Savage Line,” animal guard Cory Valdes tracks a wild boar, one of many non-native boars that roams the…

You’ve got a pug, your neighbor’s got a rottweiler. They don’t act alike and they certainly don’t look alike. So how are these two members of the same species? Tomorrow night, National Geographic Channel premiers the new miniseries “The Wonder of Dogs,” which explores the origins of dogs, and how they were bred and evolved…

Tomorrow’s Fish Tank Kings shows the humanitarian side of Living Color.  Their two new sets of customers are the cats from North Shore Animal League America in New York and the students from Galaxy Elementary School in Florida.  Both places have admirable missions, and Living Color’s expertise is going to help them further their goals. North…