Tag archives for Nat-Geo-Wild

Dr. Pol may be from the Netherlands, but there’s no question his home is Michigan. Dr. Pol is just your average racehorse helpin’, outbreak stoppin’, bull-castrating, good old mid-western farm vet. First stop of the day – Finnerty Farms where a pink eye outbreak is threatening to spread to the entire herd. Doc Pol takes…

Combining the latest scientific research with intimate macrophotography, illuminating thermal images and slow-motion footage, The Secret Life of Cats exposes the awe-inspiring qualities that every cat possesses. Tracing a cat’s development from birth to six months, see how a blind, deaf and ultimately defenseless newborn evolves into an agile hunter, savvy survivalist and trusted confidant.…

Building ponds is a wild job that requires the combined expertise of construction, landscaping, and biology. Boss, Greg Wittstock, scientist, Ed Beaulieu, and foreman, Brian Helfrich, are the Pond Stars. The team travels the United States creating working ecosystems that add beauty and bring wildlife into backyards and public areas all across America. On this…

The Pols Go Dutch

This week, the Pols go Dutch when a special visitor comes to town – Charles’ uncle Jan is visiting from the Netherlands! Uncle Jan doesn’t speak English and Charles promised to be fluent in Dutch when he arrives. With only a few days to spare, Charles is cramming in his lessons, but it may already…

The locals refer to the Congo as “the river that swallows all rivers.” And as the deepest and second largest river on Earth, the Congo is home to some extraordinary species. The Congo rises as a brook in the north of Zambia, which provides a stage for one of the world’s largest migrations of mammals.…

In today’s fast-paced, electronically-dependent world, it’s harder than ever to connect with nature on a daily basis. That’s where the Pond Stars step in; redecorating yards one home at a time to create an escape from everyday life and to connect with wildlife right outside the door. Pond Stars follows Chicago-based water feature specialists at…

This fall, love is in the air at Pol Clinic as Charles plans a surprise anniversary getaway for his parents. But there are sick animals across central Michigan that need Dr. Pol before he can get out of town and celebrate 46 years of marriage with Diane. First up is a bellowing, bloated calf with…

Dr. Brenda has been a staple at Pol Veterinary services for over 21 years. Starting fresh out of college, she’s been a part of the family ever since. Tonight on The Incredible Dr. Pol, the clinic staff and even some of the long-time clients reminisce about their fondest memories with the also incredible Dr. Brenda. The…

Veterinarian Jan Pol has won over audiences with his no-nonsense approach to veterinary medicine — treating furry friends with unmatched compassion, humor and expertise. With thousands of clients ranging from large-scale farm animals to teacup-size household pets, he expertly balances the physical strains of birthing a cow with the surgical precision of suturing a shih…

Fish biologist Zeb Hogan is not after one, but two Monster Fish on tonight’s episode River Jaws.  He travels to the Land Down Under to track down both a bull shark and a speartooth shark.  This is no small task considering each of these species offers their own sizeable challenges.  The bull shark is incredibly…

NatGeo WILD is devoting the next week to one of the most misunderstood animals on earth: sharks!  These amazing creatures deserve more than exaggerated scare tactics and bloody underwater scenes, so we are bringing fun facts about the giant jaws and their crucial roles in their environments.  The second annual SharkFest premieres tonight, Sunday August…

Last night, Monster Fish’s Zeb Hogan connected with fans on Facebook and wasn’t… koi, about answering viewers’ questions. Zeb is an aquatic ecologist who travels across the globe to find and save critically endangered freshwater fish and the livelihood of people who share their habitats. Here are some highlights from his first ever Q&A session! Q: When did you…

With a moniker like Frankenfish, it is not surprising that the eerie snakehead fish slithered its way up Zeb Hogan’s list of Monster Fish on tonight’s episode.  These fish originally come from Thailand, where they are a popular food due to their abundance, but their hunting grounds are no longer limited to just Southeast Asia. …

Monster Eel, Monster Shock?

Tonight on Monster Fish, host and fish biologist Zeb Hogan takes a trip to the Brazilian Amazon in search of powerful electric eels. He wants to determine once and for all if size matters. That is, whether a monster-size eel delivers a monster-size shock due to their size. A troop of local Amazonian fisherman help…

Can You Believe These Animals?

Tonight’s episode of Animals Gone Wild challenges you to guess what will happen next.  The animal kingdom is anything but predictable, and every individual has its own unique personality.  From our lovable household pets to wild, ravenous grizzlies, watch amazing clips of animals in Believe It Or Not and find out: What happens when this feline tries to make…

Sweetest Tank on Earth?

What could be a sweeter deal for Living Color than creating a tank for Hershey’s? When this famous confection company hires the Fish Tank Kings to build a candy-themed tank for the Hershey Park in Hershey, PA, they are thrilled about the endless possibilities; but as Jose says, “This candy aquarium is turning into a…

5 Shockingly Awesome Animals

Tonight’s episode of Animals Gone Wild is sure to leave you in Shock and Awe! Every animal has the ability to surprise humans, sometimes in extraordinary ways that are completely unpredictable.  The most innocuous ones can pack a serious punch, and the biggest ones can be incredibly agile.  Here are some facts about a couple…

Tonight’s Fish Tank Kings features a customer called Craig who wants Living Color to create a replica of his personal favorite place and one of the top snorkeling spots in the United States, Looe Key.  The reefs there are full of beautiful coral and colorful fish, and it is no wonder that Craig wants easy…

Tonight, Secrets of the Wild will take you on a journey from the Wide Open Spaces, to the Lost Worlds, and Going Deep into our earth’s waters.  The most heart-warming to the most gut-wrenching moments in wildlife were all recorded with impressively camouflaged cameras that blend into the animals’ habitat, and now you can watch…

Tonight’s episode of Animals Gone Wild features some of the most “Disorderly Conduct” you can find in the animal kingdom.  It is a tough world out in the wild and every animal has found some way to protect or defend itself, but what happens when things gets a little out of hand?  Here are a…

Tomorrow’s Fish Tank Kings shows the humanitarian side of Living Color.  Their two new sets of customers are the cats from North Shore Animal League America in New York and the students from Galaxy Elementary School in Florida.  Both places have admirable missions, and Living Color’s expertise is going to help them further their goals. North…

From the deepest seas to the tallest mountains, animals continuously surprise us and prove yet again that when it comes to Mother Nature, there is always an exception to the rule. These animals go against the grain, whether cheating death or forming odd friendships, it’s Animals Gone Wild: Surprisingly Human. Tonight at 9P, we’ll find…

Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas is renowned for its waterpark that features a nearly-vertical slide that plummets through a shark tank as well as housing the largest casino in the Caribbean. But this week’s episode of Fish Tank Kings showcases another side of the popular vacation spot: its impressive collection of marine habitats. Atlantis…

Brown hyena expert Ingrid Wiesel wants to find her favorite study animal, named Tosca, who has disappeared from her home range on Namibia’s wild west coast. Ingrid has spent the last 17 years studying brown hyenas–now she must journey deep into Tosca’s world to discover what exactly has forced her to leave her traditional hunting…

Tonight on Caribbean’s Deadly Underworld, renowned ocean explorer Bob Ballard and a team of scientists embark on a daring deep-sea expedition to explore the hidden geologic dangers of the Caribbean, and the bizarre life that inhabits these extreme ocean depths. Ballard, currently director of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, has conducted…