Tag archives for Nat-Geo-Wild

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…

In Nepal, I had been lucky enough to see four Burmese pythons–beautiful animals, classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. This classification means that the species is threatened with extinction in the wild and requires protection, which makes the Florida python invasion all the more tragic. In Florida, the feral population…

Join biologist Niall McCann as he heads to the hot marshy region of central Uganda to join a team of rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority who are helping communities by moving man-eating crocodiles away from the villages and into the national parks on Biggest & Baddest: Attack of the Giant Crocs. It was quite…

The biggest animal kingdom battle is back tonight and we’re facing off the top three craziest videos.  Now, it’s time for you to weigh in and tell us who YOU PICK as your favorite.  From some balancing goats, to giraffe that fights back and a sure-footed dog.  Let us know below and tune in tonight at 9/8c…

The silhouette of a hissing, hooded cobra has conjured nightmares for both animals and humans alike for thousands of years. A mythological figure in cultures worldwide, the snake is a powerful symbol, and members of the cobra family can be thought of as the ‘kings’ of the snake world. Combining both super-toxic venom and hollow…

Animal Cam exposes the hidden lives of animals like never before… from their point-of-view. Cutting-edge cameras strapped to various animal species reveal new and fascinating behavior, all from the animal’s perspective. Learn More About Crittercam technology >> Each creature takes viewers along for a ride in their world—from Florida swamps, to African plains, all the way…

“Quiet! The gorillas are near. They are scared, you must be quiet!” We were all knackered, we’d been hiking for eight hours to catch up with the gorillas and finally we were close. I looked around the rest of our crew: Todd with his hand in plaster after breaking a bone a week before we…

June 25th is National Catfish Day so we’re shining the spotlight on one of the most impressive creatures of the monster fish family. With its diverse make-up ranging from the walking catfish to the massive Mekong, the catfish class is full of unexpected surprises. There’s something in the water, and it’s a force to be reckoned with.…

There are some species of animals whose appearance is so incredible that many people don’t believe they are real when they first see them: the cassowary certainly qualifies, so do blob fish, platypus, star-nosed moles, and so does the alligator gar. The alligator gar lives in the rivers and swamps of the southern United States,…

The most insane animal moments in the world are back and we are facing the best of the best off in a top three challenge.  Now, it’s time for you to weigh in and tell us who YOU PICK as your favorite.  From a snow-loving crow, to some daredevil ducks crossing a busy highway and monkey unwilling to…

In Brazil’s rainforests and wetlands, the all-powerful force of water brings both life and death in equal turns. The misty rainforests of Brazil, from the coastal Mata Atlântica to the inland Amazon, rely on constant rain to recharge their thriving ecosystems. The grassy Pantanal to the south receives annual spring floods, which dramatically transform grassland…

“Watch out for the hogs!!” It was what everyone was telling me. I spoke to a lot of my biologist friends before I started filming Biggest and Baddest, and they knew that I’d be coming face to face with tigers, wild elephants, crocodiles, anacondas and the like, but everyone said the same thing: “It’s the…

The cassowary is one of the most bizarre and remarkable looking birds on earth. In many ways, it doesn’t really look like a bird: it stands over 5ft high, has shaggy feathers that look like fur, has a 5 inch spike-like claw on each of its feet, a horn-like casque atop its head, and a…

“Wild 24″ Premieres Tonight!

Witness 24 hours on the savannas of Africa to the icy coastline of Antarctica, revealing behaviors of the many animals that battle it out to survive each day in these exotic, but demanding environments in the three-series premiere of Wild 24. The first journey of this three-part series crosses twenty five countries that are home to millions…

Every week, we’re putting the best of the best animal videos against each other in an all out battle.  Now, it’s time for you to weigh in and tell us who YOU PICK as your favorite.  From a snatch-and-grab primate to deer and dog chase to a beer loving crab. Can you guess which of these…

From Kittenpalooza to Puppy Fashion Shows, Pet Helpers is full of activity on four all-new episodes of Give Me Shelter, premiering tonight on Nat Geo WILD at 7/6c. Have you ever been to a Kittenpalooza? Think cats, cats, and more cats. However, what happens when the event starts running out of these feline friends? The volunteers…

Nepal’s Rogue Elephants

Deep inside the jungles just below the Himalayas live prehistoric-looking beasts: massive Bardia elephants. The homeland of these elusive creatures is shrinking, forcing the elephants into communities, leading to unfortunate confrontations between the elephants and the people who live there. These animals have been known to kill humans by trampling them or by using their…

In the oceans and rivers of Southeast Asia, Oceania and Australia, there is a monster from earth’s prehistory: the saltwater crocodile. These massive creatures typically measure more than 20 feet in length, but there have been reports of sightings of giants exceeding 30 feet. They have a deadly reputation and have been known to attack…

Tourists flock to the beaches of North Carolina and Virginia for their safe calm waters and the wild rugged scenery. But beneath the still serenity of this Atlantic coastline lies an unsuspecting danger. Tonight, Nat Geo WILD investigates two sudden spikes in shark attacks a decade apart. They come out of nowhere, and then disappear…

The battle of the animal titans is back and this week we’re putting our top three video up against each other in an all-out challenge.  Now, it’s time for you to weigh in and tell us who YOU PICK as your favorite.  From some balancing goats, to giraffe that fights back and a sure-footed dog.  Can…

Meet the dedicated staff and volunteers who help save thousands of animals on the series premiere of Give Me Shelter. Pet Helpers, a non-profit animal shelter based in Charleston, SC, works day and night to help keep animals safe. From disturbing situations to positive outcomes, follow the daily life of a shelter that helps create a…

In the Asian jungle lurks a fearsome predator — one of the few animals on the planet that can and will eat people. Fast and incredibly powerful, tigers are in conflict with humans living in their midst… leading to deadly encounters. Join biologist Niall McCann as he heads to western Nepal in search of a…

It’s said that living inside Amazonian swamps and murky waterways are snakes as big as dragons. Some claim they’re more than 60 feet in length. But how real are these stories? The longest anacondas on record are no more than 25 feet in length, but veteran jungle explorers insist they’ve seen bigger. Join biologist Niall…

The wildest animals in the world are back and we are facing the best of the best off in a top three challenge.  Now, it’s time for you to weigh in and tell us who YOU PICK as your favorite.  From a squirrel chowing down on a pumpkin feast, to a money-hungry snake and a bear…

The beastly battle is back this week and we’re putting our top three animal videos in a head to head challenge. Now, it’s time for you to weigh in and tell us who YOU PICK as your favorite.  From a runaway horse hitting the open road, to a carnivorous fish in the Amazon to a backpack…