Tag archives for Animals

It’s time to freeze. On the new season of Life Below Zero, the series’ Alaskans are in preparation mode in the weeks before winter arrives, fighting to stock enough food, fortify their buildings and gather the resources they need before they’re hit with months of darkness, isolation and bone-chilling cold. For Sue Aikens, the challenges this winter are tougher…

Falter and die. Surviving on the Arctic tundra requires constant awareness: when to be silent, when to reach for a gun, when to flee. On Life Below Zero, wilderness guide Erik Salitan lives a self-sufficient lifestyle 67 miles north of the Arctic Circle, braving harsh elements and deadly wildlife to survive in total freedom. To…

On the season finale of Cesar 911, Cesar Millan has to crack a tough case of an aggressive dog whose violent behavior has the other pups in the neighborhood paralyzed by fear. It’s up to Cesar to step in, freeing the neighborhood from the bad dog’s behavior. The Patient: Matilda Cesar is called to Long…

By Heather Theunissen Dr. Michelle Oakley is the only all-species vet for hundreds of miles across the rugged Yukon Territory.  In the season premiere of Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet, Fly Like an Eagle, viewers follow Dr. Oakley as she hits the road for some house calls. With over 300 miles to cover, Dr. Oakley has…

Surviving in the remote Alaskan wilderness requires living a life of strength and preparedness. In anticipation of Life Below Zero‘s Season Two premiere, National Geographic Channel presents Life Below Zero Demands, an interactive experience documenting the skills LBZ‘s residents need to survive. For Sue Aikens, her life of perseverance requires zero weakness, as she’s responsible…

In the frozen Yukon Territory in Northern Canada, you’ve got to be hearty and tough. You’ve got to expect solitude across frigid, remote landscapes with freezing temperatures, but even in the desolate wilderness you need a vet to help your ailing wiener dog. Enter Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet. A new series premiering April 12, at…

Last time on Cesar 911, Cesar Millan tackled his most difficult case yet: a rescue pit bull whose owners may not be up to the task of handling him. Cesar is a lover of pit bulls, who has worked with his current pit bull companion Junior to advocate for the dogs, making the case that the…

Big and small, spiky or hairy, hoofs or paws – our pets come in all shapes and sizes. But what’s life like when your animal friend is the size of your palm? Tonight, World’s Smallest Pets takes a look at pint-sized pets and their owners who care for their not-so-tiny needs. Among the pets we…

What’s better than a night of classic National Geographic nature specials? A night of classic National Geographic nature specials overdubbed by the guys from ”Mystery Science Theater 3000,” of course. Tonight, Nat Geo Channel presents Total Riff Off, an evening of wacky commentary from the minds behind the famous TV show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”  Three of the…

Last time on Cesar 911, Cesar Millan must tackle a major problem: an NFL hopeful’s ferocious dog threatening his owner’s future on the field. The Patient: Shadow First, Cesar travels to meet community college football coach Steven, who’s concerned that his star player Steve’s giant Rottweiler Shadow is placing his future at risk. Even at 6’5”…

Last week on The Incredible Dr. Pol, the doc was on-duty at the local county fair, treating emergency animal illnesses on-site. One of his patients at the fair was Clyde, a calf that woke up the day before his competition with a swollen leg. Local farmer Don and his son Jason worked all summer to…

This week on Cesar 911, Cesar Millan takes on dogs with serious aggression issues. When a dance studio owner blows the whistle on her business partner’s dog, it’s up to Cesar to crack a tough nut. The Patient: Nuts First, Cesar heads over to the dance studio to meet co-owner Loraine, whose business is terrorized…

This week on Cesar 911, Cesar Millan helps two businesses taken over by the owners’ rowdy dogs. From three rogue Bichons to an overweight Lab, Cesar’s patients believe they’re the bosses. Dogs #1: The Moos The Challenge First, Cesar is called to Frisco’s, a dog-friendly diner. Frisco’s whistleblowers Patti and Lori Jo love the restaurant’s…

On Cesar 911, Cesar Millan returns to tackle the hardest canine cases of his career, helping desperate dog owners by retraining their problem pups. On the series premiere, badly behaving dogs threaten the bonds of families and friendships. It’s up to Cesar to cure these misbehaving pets – and owners. Dog #1: Misty The Challenge For Cesar’s…

Tonight, the Dog Whisperer returns to a community near you to rehabilitate misbehaving dogs – and their owners. On Cesar 911, Cesar Millan is on call to help desperate dog owners who’ve run out of options, using his unparalleled expertise to bring balance to the dogs and the community. Each week, Cesar is summoned by neighbors, co-workers,…

A true do-gooder, Dr. Pol saves hundreds of animals’ lives every year. To spread the Pol love, we’re giving away one pair of official Pol Veterinary Services coveralls, signed by Dr. Pol and his family. On The Incredible Dr. Pol, the doctor isn’t afraid to get dirty when he’s helping heal a wounded calf or…

When Deer Turn Deadly

Docile and shy, the deer seems like one of nature’s gentlest animals, programmed to choose flight over fight.  But once a year, male stags turn aggressive. During mating season, or “rut,” the stag’s hormones take over, turning the normally-calm animals into fighting machines, willing to fight to the death to prove their dominance. Tonight, Do…

The animal kingdom is full of creepy, slimy, nasty-looking creatures – and many of them can save your life. Doctors are incorporating nature’s weirdest animals in unorthodox treatments drawn from ancient healing methods, Eastern medicines and medical testing, developing new ways to heal patients. Learn more about how your least-favorite animals are curing illnesses below.…

The Lamar Canyon pack is one of the most famous of all Yellowstone’s wolf packs. And it was unusual because it was led by a female: the She-Wolf. This is her story; the tale of how she overcame incredible challenges to create her renowned pack. Her life begins full of promise. She is born into…

Over on Nat Geo Wild’s Facebook page, they’re starting “Fill in the Blank Friday.” Each week, we’re asking our fans to tell us what they think each of the animals are saying. Then, we’ll pic our favorite caption and post it on the website! Last week’s winner was Marti K Jordak. Congrats Marti! Now it’s…

Learning to keep up with Dr. Pol has always been a challenge for the crew, and one that has taken a few seasons to learn to do properly. He walks fast, drives fast, and he’s always on the move. And with his veterinary business as his absolute first priority, he doesn’t like to stop for…

Every year, the world’s most fearless wranglers gather to compete in the Mustang Million. Their task: in only four months, tame and transform a wild mustang into a show horse, with a cash prize of $1 million for the lucky winners. Mustang Millionaire, an all-new show on Nat Geo WILD, follows five trainers as they…

An estimated five million species inhabit Planet Earth, united by the collective struggle to live and thrive. Nat Geo Wild presents One Life, a sweeping documentary featuring intimate, never-before-captured sequences of animal behavior, stunning habitats and breathtaking scenery. Narrated by actor Daniel Craig, One Life captures animal interactions nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. Culled from more…

Did you know – Betty White’s two childhood dream jobs were a Hollywood actress and a zookeeper? While Betty ended up striking it big on-screen instead of wrangling zoo animals, with over 60 years in show business under her belt, her love of animals, as she says, “goes back to the womb.”As the spokeswoman for National Geographic’s…

One in eight: a male lion’s chance of reaching adulthood. As each bloodline fights for the right to rule, only the strongest males survive to become the kings of their prides. While lions are born in equal numbers, males to females, only 3,500 of the approximately 20,000 lions on Earth are males, the lucky survivors of natural…