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Language, Love, and Emotions: Inside the Complex Social Structure of Clever Monkeys

Within their intricate jungle societies, monkeys and other primates conceal a fascinating secret: humans are not the only ones with a complex social structure. These primates can learn, strategize, communicate, love—and even cheat, lie, and murder. Join us tonight as we look closer at the world of some very Clever Monkeys. Putting dinner on the…

Dr. Scott Sims, We Will Never Forget

Nat Geo WILD is sorry to share the news that, along with our friends at Endemol Shine North America, we lost a dear member of our family yesterday. Dr. Scott Sims, star of our popular Aloha Vet series, passed away in his beloved Hawaii after a short battle with cancer. Famous for answering calls day and night to care…

Seven Ways to Be More (Incredible) Like Dr. Pol

The Incredible Dr. Pol is back for another brand-new season. He’ll be fielding farm calls and caring for pets of all kinds with that classic Dr. Pol flair that fans have come to know and love. Whether he’s keeping his cool reinserting a prolapse, comforting a client, tackling a wily swine, or clowning around, we…

Explore the Lesser-Known Gems of Wild Brazil

From the lush rainforests of the Amazon to the sun-soaked beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is known worldwide for its stunning landscapes. However, there’s much more to this enormous country’s natural treasures than most outsiders realize. Join us as we explore a few of these lesser-known gems of wild Brazil. Feast of the Giant…

What Do These Birds Have to Be Angry About?

Apparently, the answer is: a lot. The bird world isn’t all carefree flights and sing-alongs. Tonight, we explore the more aggressive side of avian life, from the most majestic eagles to the smallest songbirds. The Eagle: Queen of the Skies What makes an eagle? Numbering at nearly sixty species worldwide, this proud but scattered family…

Teaching Kids About Real Angry Birds

Laura Kromer is a retired medical professional and hands on grandmother, living in rural Georgia. She is a freelance writer and contributor for the family and lifestyle blog About a Mom. Like most kids, my granddaughters are really into the Angry Birds game and pretty much all things Angry Birds. I don’t mind so much,…

SharkFest Kicks Off Tonight on Nat Geo WILD

Across the world’s oceans, there are over four hundred distinct species of sharks. We only know a handful of these—the Great White, the Hammerhead, the Tiger—as the strange but familiar marine monsters that have come to haunt the human imagination. The rest have long escaped the attention of human onlookers while remaining crucial members of…

Behind the Scenes of Biggest & Baddest: Venom Jungle

I have a confession to make: the Venom Jungle episode of Biggest and Baddest wasn’t originally meant to be about lots of different venomous animals, it was meant to be about one: the bushmaster. I was in Canaima National Park in Venezuela to film one of the most iconic and feared snakes on earth. The…

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 Search of Invasive Burmese Pythons

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…