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Journey Across the Kalahari With the Elephant Queen

For African elephants, survival depends on successful migration to and from their ancestral feeding grounds each year. They must constantly follow the rhythms of the seasons, treading the millennia-old paths to reliable sources of food and water—and away from dangerous predators. During the dry season of late summer and autumn, elephants must risk the journey…

Tree-Climbing Lions

No one really knows why they climb trees, perhaps it’s cooler up there, perhaps they aren’t bothered by flies up in the canopy, perhaps they like the comfy branches of the fig trees that grow in the Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth National Park, or perhaps they just quite like climbing trees and that’s why…

Nat Geo WILD + Uber = UberLIONS: On-Demand Lion Cubs

BLOG UPDATE: Happy April Fools’ Day! You just fell for the purrrfect joke. Lions belong in the wild, not in an Uber! While we may not be delivering on-demand lion cubs today, we are supporting National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative to help protect lions, tigers, and other endangered big cats. With your help, we can make…

“Safari Live” Field Notes: Close Encounters With Lions

Djuma Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa – 1250PM. The past 5 days have taken a while to sink in; we went live on Nat Geo WILD for Big Cat Week with lions on a buffalo kill and finished the first broadcast with Kunyuma, a magnificent leopard sitting in a tree during our campfire chat.…

Man v. Lion Host Boone Smith Discusses Getting Up Close and Personal With African Lions

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…

Big Cat Week is Back and Bigger Than Ever!

Speed. Power. Intelligence. Stealth. Beauty. For millions of years, big cats have stood atop the food chain as treasured icons of the wild, but as civilization has expanded, their habitat has decreased. Today every big cat species in the world is endangered, including lions, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars and cougars. For five years, Nat Geo WILD…

Celebrate World Lion Day: Build a Boma!

Today is World Lion Day, and what better way to raise awareness for these amazing big cats, than to see what can be done to protect them.  The people of Tanzania and Kenya are facing a major problem with lions.  And as a result, the lions are facing serious issues with people.  The lions are…

‘One Life’ To Live: New Documentary Premieres Tonight

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…

Betty White Gets Catty In Her First-Ever Documentary

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…

Meet Two Filmmakers Who Devote Their Lives To Big Cats

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…