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Vampires and vampire bats have one thing in common: they feed exclusively on blood. Hacking through Mexico’s jungles, Casey Anderson follows caver Scott Davis who discovered a cave he dubbed “the torture chamber.” They catch and identify fruit-eating and insectivorous bats, but no vampires. Nearby, a rancher has found signs of an attack: oozing wounds…

Wild Worship

With the upcoming premiere of Untamed Americas this weekend, we asked Casey Anderson to share one of his most inspirational wild moments. I don’t know how the bison died, but over the last three years I can tell you that it has impacted so many. The massive pile of bones and large skull stand high…

A strange and puzzling story is swirling through the land of the midnight sun: Polar Bears and Brown Bears, isolated from one another for millennia by geography, climate, and behavior, are suddenly appearing side-by-side – prompting Casey Anderson to embark on a fact-finding mission to the Arctic and put Brutus, his nine-hundred pound Brown Bear,…

Being a black bear can be tough. When I took on the task of being a mother bear to a black bear cub named lil Casey, I did not know what I was getting myself into. A black bear learns most of its wild skills from its mother. So I wanted to give my bear…

It’s find food or starve for most scavengers and the animal with the biggest advantage that gets the meal, whether that is a great sense of smell, speed or being able to dominate an in-demand carcass with size and aggression. People frequently see scavengers as a portent of doom or in the very least a…

Scavenger Sweet Sixteen There’s a pecking order in wild, and each animal has different strong suits. While the rest of the country is putting up their basketball brackets, we’re placing our bets on the maggot winning our very own scavenger battle. Check out the competition highlights below and see how the maggot defeats animals like…

Dancing With the River

I can’t swim. Growing up in Montana, swimming just wasn’t a priority. The lakes and streams spend half the year frozen solid, and the other half of the year they are icy cold.  The summer was mostly spent honing my skills as a naturalist, hiking through the forest, keeping dry. So when faced with the…

If you are a comic book or Hugh Jackman fan, chances are you are familiar with the X-Men character Wolverine. The superhero, Wolverine has retractable claws, an adamantine skeleton, the power to heal quickly and when played by Hugh Jackman, the power to make women swoon. What about the animal that is the character’s namesake?…

The thrill of the hunt. This season of America The Wild is legendary. When faced with the daunting task of filming several of the world’s most elusive animals, you shudder at the thought of failing.  I asked for it.  I wanted to do shows about mountain lions, wolverines, and polar bears.  Many before me attempted…

Nicknamed the “animal magnet” as a kid, Casey Anderson grew up in Montana surrounded by wilderness and animals.  After college, he became an animal keeper and trainer at wildlife parks, traveling to elephant orphanages in Kenya, hanging out with crocodiles and even getting thrashed by a mountain lion. Then baby Brutus came into his life. …

Bear Attack

© Grizzly Creek Films/ Rick Smith Naturalist Casey Anderson raised his six-foot, 800-pound best friend – grizzly bear Brutus – from birth. And for the last five spring seasons, Casey’s been safely studying wild bears’ natural behaviors in a cabin just west of Yellowstone. Ninety-nine percent of Yellowstone’s visitors never leave the park roads. Out…

Autumn is in full swing, and temperatures are dropping across the United States. And in America’s first national park, Yellowstone, wildlife species are transitioning and preparing for winter. As the season shifts and the promise of snow lingers in the cool air, many of Yellowstone’s wildlife species move from high country to low country. Grazing…

Surprise Bear Encounter

Get ready for your fall camping trips and educate yourself on bear attacks. Casey Anderson gets some tips from a bear-attack survivor. All you have to do is pay attention to the signs right in front of you.  Expedition Wild: Inside a Grizzly Attack premieres Monday October 11 at 9P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild.…

Gray Wolf Pack

It’s possible that as many as two hundred thousand gray wolves once thrived across the United States. But human settlements expanded and the species was viewed as a threat to livestock, and wolves were gradually eliminated from most of their original territory. But in 1995, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service began a bold movement…

Yellowstone’s Baby Animals

Winter in Yellowstone National Park is a harsh environment, a place where wildlife has to fight to survive. But as the weather warms up, naturalist Casey Anderson explores the backcountry to observe signs of the blooming spring. The melted snow causes muddy run-offs through the park. Migratory birds are returning for summer, bears emerge from…

What’s Expedition Wild’s Casey Anderson been up to recently? Well, he’s been filming with his best friend Brutus and sharing photos along the way. You can keep track of his frequent updates on Casey’s Facebook or Twitter page. Check out his recent photos — a bobcat came into his backyard! Yesterday Casey writes:Meet Oly! He…

Grizzly Encounter

Expedition Wild: Grizzly Encounters premieres Monday April 26 at 9P et/pt. By Eric Bendick It was a bright and sunny winter morning at the Montana Grizzly Encounter, nestled high in the sparkling snow-covered mountains above the Gallatin Valley of Montana. The better part of the last three hours had been spent filming the beginning of…

Casey Anderson joined ABC’s Good Morning America this morning to talk about the new series Expedition Wild. Casey explains that Brutus is his best friend and even though Brutus spends 90% of his time being a bear in the sanctuary, the other 10% they enjoy each other’s company. How can you resist a grizzly bear…

Nat Geo Wild Launch Party

At 7:45 AM this morning, we all gathered around the Marketing Department’s TVs to watch the first program of Nat Geo Wild (sorry the picture was taken from a cell phone!). Geoff Daniels, the head of Nat Geo Wild’s programming department, made a quick speech before heading off to do another radio interview. Through everyone’s…

When we reached Casey Anderson by phone at his home a half-hour away from Yellowstone National Park, the host of Nat Geo Wild’s upcoming Expedition Wild was in the middle of packing for a five-day stint of camping in a snowy cave in the park to get some documentary footage of wolves in their natural…

Welcome to the Inside WILD blog. Watch this space for amazing behind-the-scenes look at the shows, hosts, and animals featured on Nat Geo Wild, the new television network from National Geographic launching March 29, 2010. In the lead up to launch, we’ll give you a preview of our exciting new shows, introduce you to the…