Tag archives for Mireya-Mayor

Endangered Gorillas

© Nat Geo Wild It’s possible that 100,000 endangered western lowland gorillas live in the lush, dense forests of the Congo Basin. But because of the thick rainforest habitat, it’s difficult for scientists to estimate how many of these animals are left in the wild. And since illegal hunting, logging and outbreaks of disease threaten…

Mireya tells us what it was like to visit the Gulf of Mexico and the damage the oil spill has done to the wildlife. Saved from the Spill premieres Tuesday October 5 at 9P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild.

Miami’s Hidden Animal Kingdom

Wild Nights with Mireya Mayor showcases the animal kingdom living within our urban communities. Explorer Dr. Mireya Mayor talks with Inside Wild about tracking down a diverse range of creatures – from giant Burmese pythons to gentle manatees – in one of the upcoming episodes, Miami. Jodi: While in Miami, you team up with a…

Catching an Urban Crocodile

Mireya travels to Rio de Janeiro, a city of more than 11 million people that sits on the edge of one of the world’s largest forests. In her search, Mireya catches a boa constrictor by hand and is astonished to find giant African snails that can grow to 8 inches in length living just off…

Wild Nights All Night!

Join National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor in Wild Nights as she ventures into urban cities to reveal an unexpected animal kingdom. From back alleys to swamps, our major cities sometimes include resident giant snakes, large snails, boars armed with razor-sharp tusks, endangered sea turtles and unusual birds. Wild Nights airs on Thursday September 2 starting…

Urban Miami

A new episode of Wild Nights with Mireya Mayor premieres Monday August 23 9P et/pt. By Emily Mraz Working as a freelance producer is always a trip.  Moving from project to project is a lot like getting a new job in a completely different line of work.  Each new job brings new subject matter and…

Q&A with Mireya Mayor

Q&A with Mireya Mayor from Nat Geo Wild’s new series Wild Nights. New episodes of Wild Nights air Mondays at 9P et/pt. What was the hardest part making the film/taking part in the expedition? The hardest part about shooting a wildlife documentary in a big city is actually finding the animals. Rio is an amazing…

Wild Nights in New Orleans

By Katie Cleary, Wild Nights Associate Producer Mireya Mayor’s new series Wild Nights Premieres Monday August 9 at 9P et/pt. You could say that to make an hour of TV, it takes a village. In this case, the village was New Orleans. Nothing sums this up better than our last shoot for the series. By…

Mystery Gorillas

National Geographic Emerging Explorer and primatologist Mireya Mayor ventures deep into the heart of the forest to observe the culture and behavior of these mysterious great apes. Though much of their behavior is still being studied, here are some facts that we do know about gorillas. Wild gorillas have barrel chests, protruding stomachs, black skin…

Mating Gorillas

Is it for love, pleasure, or competition? Mireya Mayor observes the mating practices of the Western Lowland Gorilla. Mystery Gorillas airs Thursday at 10P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild.

Animal Tool Use

Every day, humans use tools to accomplish a task: forks for eating, pencils for writing, sponges for cleaning. Think humans are the only tool-users on the planet? Think again. In the 1859 original publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin reported that elephants break off tree branches to brush away flies. And sophisticated…

Dr. Mireya Mayor is an explorer and wildlife expert hailed a “female Indiana Jones,” by the New York Times. As a media correspondent, leading primate researcher and higher-education lecturer, Mayor travels all over the world to promote animal conservation. She has been profiled in People magazine, made television appearances on Today and MSNBC, and was…

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…