Tag archives for Animals

Oh say can you see why we’re celebrating these top 10 iconic American Animals? With Independence Day approaching, it’s only appropriate to honor our nation’s coolest creatures! Check out these fun facts: 1. Bald Eagle As our national bird and symbol for freedom, the Bald Eagle wins for most iconic American animal. The Bald eagle is…

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 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…

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…

Animal Cam exposes the hidden lives of animals like never before… from their point-of-view. Cutting-edge cameras strapped to various animal species reveal new and fascinating behavior, all from the animal’s perspective. Learn More About Crittercam technology >> Each creature takes viewers along for a ride in their world—from Florida swamps, to African plains, all the way…

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,…

“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…

The cassowary is one of the most bizarre and remarkable looking birds on earth. In many ways, it doesn’t really look like a bird: it stands over 5ft high, has shaggy feathers that look like fur, has a 5 inch spike-like claw on each of its feet, a horn-like casque atop its head, and a…

From Kittenpalooza to Puppy Fashion Shows, Pet Helpers is full of activity on four all-new episodes of Give Me Shelter, premiering tonight on Nat Geo WILD at 7/6c. Have you ever been to a Kittenpalooza? Think cats, cats, and more cats. However, what happens when the event starts running out of these feline friends? The volunteers…

Meet the dedicated staff and volunteers who help save thousands of animals on the series premiere of Give Me Shelter. Pet Helpers, a non-profit animal shelter based in Charleston, SC, works day and night to help keep animals safe. From disturbing situations to positive outcomes, follow the daily life of a shelter that helps create a…

Nat Geo WILD is gearing up for a weekend of all bark, no bite TV featuring some of the smartest, most unique and cutest canines in the world. There will be surfing dogs, service dogs, games to find out if your dog is a genius, Cesar Millan marathons and much more. Calling all dog lovers!…

Karissa Hadden is the host of the new Nat Geo WILD series, Animal Storm Squad. The show follows a team of dedicated meteorologists, storm chasers and animal experts who rescue trapped and injured pets. Led by Karissa, a vet tech with a heart of gold, this series takes an inside look at the heroes who…

On tonight’s episode of Animals Gone Wild, the only way to survive in a world of kill or be killed – is to fight back!  First up, two giraffes shed their docile reputation in a fight for dominance. But beware – underneath their seemingly gentle exterior lives the heart and ferocity of a lion. In…

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.…

Tired of not having enough control over your cable? Have you ever wanted to choose the programming you watch on TV? Well, now you can! Nat Geo WILD is letting you pick your entire evening of Wednesday night prime-time programming for the month of February—because let’s face it—we could all use a Wednesday-night pick-me-up! So cast your…

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…

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…

The first season of Live Free or Die comes to an end tonight, and with it concludes the cast’s bizarre DIY crafts and interesting diets. And though the show’s producers dedicated plenty of screen time to the beliefs and ideological motivations of each “back-to-nature” subject, the show really shone when the cast members put their…

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…

Though the cast of Live Free Or Die are positioned as back-to-nature technophobes, they’re also children of modern society who know precisely when to take ethical shortcuts that don’t compromise their values too much. Put another way, they’ll use technology if there is no reliable workaround. Colbert occasionally drives a truck; he also has a hunting rife in…

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…

It takes a level of fearlessness to get up off the couch and voluntarily forfeit the comforts of modern life for a semi-primitive existence. Naturally, the cast of Live Free Or Die are an adventuresome, thick-skinned bunch. Whether out of nature or necessity, the show’s subjects haven’t shied away from the disgusting and the dangerous,…

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…

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…