Tag archives for Animals

TONIGHT: Follow Ivory’s Bloody Trail to the Doorsteps of Africa’s Most Notorious Militias

Ivory poaching. The broad strokes of this tragedy are well known: in the last three years, upwards of 100,000 African elephants have been slaughtered for their tusks. If this death rate continues, the entire species will be extinct within the next two decades. But the carnage doesn’t end with the elephants. In a worldwide exclusive,…

Explore the Australian Outback With Kangaroo King

These past few summers have brought the arid Australian outback its hottest summers on record. Against the dramatic background of this historic drought, life must go on for the red kangaroo. Tonight, we get a rare look into the intimate world of red kangaroos from their start in mama’s pouch to their fight for continued…

What Would the Dr. Do? Handle an Emergency like Dr. Pol

This week on The Incredible Dr. Pol, the doctor finds himself facing some odd challenges. Even when you’ve been a veterinarian for decades, there will still be situations you haven’t encountered before. Veterinary medicine is never boring. The one thing that you can definitely count on, however, is that there will be emergencies. Emergencies are…

Exposing the Illegal International Ivory Trade on World Elephant Day

After a five-year hiatus, National Geographic Channel, in conjunction with National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Studios, relaunches the critically acclaimed documentary series Explorer as a monthly series this August. The series opener, Explorer: Warlords of Ivory, premieres Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8/7c, taking an in-depth look at the devastating effects of the global illegal…

Discover Lemur Island

  Tonight, in a remote corner of southern Madagascar, we follow story of survival in the face of deforestation and poaching. Two families of lemurs, forced to leave their homes, are on the move and are in for a remarkable journey. Madagascar’s unique history has a strong influence even today. Separating from Africa millions of…

Seven Reasons We Wish Dr. Pol Could Be Our Family Physician

This week on the Incredible Dr. Pol: My Fair Piggy, the doctor has got his schedule and his hands full. Nothing seems to slow the Doc down though or keep him from getting the job done.  Don’t you wish that he was your doctor too? No? Consider these seven reasons why Dr. Pol should may…

Five Incredible Advances in Veterinary Medicine Since 1985

In this week’s episode of The Incredible Dr. Pol: Back to the Suture, the doctor is having some trouble getting his DeLorean up to snuff for local car show. The stainless steel DeLorean, made famous by the film Back to the Future, is one of his favorites, but Doc doesn’t have a flux capacitor lying…

Seven Ways to Be More (Incredible) Like Dr. Pol

The Incredible Dr. Pol is back for another brand-new season. He’ll be fielding farm calls and caring for pets of all kinds with that classic Dr. Pol flair that fans have come to know and love. Whether he’s keeping his cool reinserting a prolapse, comforting a client, tackling a wily swine, or clowning around, we…

Explore the Lesser-Known Gems of Wild Brazil

From the lush rainforests of the Amazon to the sun-soaked beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is known worldwide for its stunning landscapes. However, there’s much more to this enormous country’s natural treasures than most outsiders realize. Join us as we explore a few of these lesser-known gems of wild Brazil. Feast of the Giant…

What Do These Birds Have to Be Angry About?

Apparently, the answer is: a lot. The bird world isn’t all carefree flights and sing-alongs. Tonight, we explore the more aggressive side of avian life, from the most majestic eagles to the smallest songbirds. The Eagle: Queen of the Skies What makes an eagle? Numbering at nearly sixty species worldwide, this proud but scattered family…