Tag archives for Nat-Geo-Wild

Last week on Aloha Vet, Dr. Scott Sims had a full workload, tending to a multitude of animals needing care. From trimming hooves, fixing broken wings, and stitching up paws, Scott is used to a busy schedule. However, even with his expertise, it’s hard to not feel the pressure when confronted with emergency visits from distressed…

Tonight, on the season premiere of Animals Gone Wild, a group of people are starting their vacation at Kruger National Park, South Africa.  A place where over one million tourists flock to each year.  They’re here to see some of the world’s most amazing species on their home turf, including the African elephant.  But what happens…

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…

The Thomas Family As animal lovers, George and Marri Thomas have always had a home full of pets. After enduring about six months without a canine companion, Marri decided it was time for another dog. However, not long after Tasi’s adoption their black German Shepherd named Tasi, she turned from loving companion to over-protective tyrant. Learn more…

This week on Aloha Vet, Dr. Scott Sims is busy as ever helping his regular clients and finding time to fly over to nearby islands and take care of the many animals in need. Some highlights? A horse with a cracked tooth that has to be extracted, a blind pig who might get the chance to…

Tonight on Cesar 911 two new cases test Cesar Milan’s instincts on rehabilitating dogs and training people. The Jackson Family  First, meet Karen and her dog named Toby. Toby was originally adopted to act as a stress-therapy dog for Karen’s son Tristan. However, Toby’s been casing an incredible amount of trouble in neighborhood, acting out by…

As a Senior Zookeeper working with dangerous animals for nearly a decade, me and my fellow keepers have had our fair share of close calls while working. In this video that has recently been gaining attention around the interwebs, we see an inquisitive lioness open a family’s car door while on safari in South Africa.…

Our favorite pesky friends will have their time to shine as Destination WILD celebrates our backyard bandits with a one-night event this Sunday, with the three premieres of Super Squirrel, Raccoon: Backyard Bandit, and The Secret Life of Mr. Fox. We’ve see them at the park, down alleyways, and in our own backyards. Often overlooked, foxes, raccoons and squirrels aren’t considered rare…

Tonight, on Cesar 911 Cesar Millan is back in his element, rehabilitating a whole new cast of dogs and training their owners.  Emotions are higher than ever this seasons as some of these cases reach their breaking point. Cesar, summoned by a whistle-blower in the community, must come to the aid of these dog owners. If they can’t…

Its been over a month since I left the Djuma & Arathusa Game Reserves in Sabi Sands, South Africa. Wild Safari LIVE was an incredible experience for me and reflecting on it over the past month has allowed me to understand how many different people we connected with. All backgrounds, in all different stages of life…

Get ready to see Dr. Pol like you’ve never seen him before—as the host of his very own backyard variety show! Join Dr. Pol in his first-ever hosted web series as he gives updates on the night’s cases, introduces his own family pets, takes fan questions, and invites special guests to sit down for a…

A young man from the Netherlands falls in love and moves to the United States — the country of opportunity. He lives the American dream by raising a family and starting his own veterinary business in central Michigan, which over the years has become a thriving practice. Little did he know that, at the age…

Wild animals that are in captivity can have many of the same dental conditions as people. On this week’s episode of Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet: Moose on the Loose, Dr. Oakley finds herself with her hands in a few animals’ mouths. Animals can have orthodontic abnormalities, fractured teeth, and even painful cavities just like us.…

There is no such thing as a normal day for Dr. Oakley and this week’s episode, Bull Steam Ahead proves it. It’s the end of the summer in the Yukon and time for many animals to go into rut. For the most part, the process takes care of itself in the wild–but a few of…

Dr. Oakley and the Wild Life Preserve team try to corral four lynx kittens for their first vaccinations on this week’s episode of Yukon Vet. Dr. Oakley’s love for animals and desire to keep them healthy extends not just to the animals in our homes, but to the animals that need extra care in the…

Djuma & Arathusa Game Reserves, Sabi Sands, South Africa – 1100PM. I am not sure what it is about being in the presence of elephants, but there is something very special about the largest land mammal on the planet allowing you to be there with them, up close and personal. Today, I had a pretty…

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.…

Written by Safari Live guide Hayden Turner Djuma Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa – 1150PM After the day is done, staring into the fire back at camp is my time to reflect and think about the highlights of my day. I drive around this beautiful place everyday and many things go through my mind:…

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…

Africa is far and pricey for most to travel to. But that’s not stopping Nat Geo WILD from bringing Africa to you. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. ET on Nat Geo WILD, Safari Live gives viewers a front row seat on daily safari rides as we explore the natural habitat of lions, giraffes, elephants…

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…

Dr. Oakley’s job often takes her into wild, dangerous places, and requires her to perform hair-raising tasks. Some of these tasks require having a keen shot with a dart gun and the sharp mind of a pharmacist working on the fly. Many of the animals that Dr. Oakley treats are wild and very large, which…

This week on Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet: When Coyotes Attack, wildlife becomes a challenge for several pet owners, including Dr. Oakley’s family. Living in the Yukon means finding ways to live with wild animals, even the predators that are in your own backyard. This isn’t just a challenge for those who live in remote areas,…

Just over a week ago, on Sunday, November 2, Nat Geo WILD embarked on a three-month safari in Kruger National Park in Africa for Wild Safari Live, bringing viewers a live safari from the heart of Africa everyday in real-time. On Saturday, November 8, at 11:45 a.m. ET, our cameras captured groundbreaking footage of a pack of wild…

This week on Yukon Vet, Dr. Oakley travels over 3,000 miles outside her normal stomping grounds to Val-d’Or, a far-flung corner of Quebec where she helps to save a herd of boreal caribou that is in danger of dying out. Dr. Oakley has a great deal of experience catching wild caribou. So Guylaine Seguin, a…