Tag archives for Predation

“Wild Safari Live” Captures Rare Wild Dog Kill

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…

Live Free Or Die’s Most Dangerous Moments

It takes a level of fearlessness to get up off the couch and voluntarily forfeit the comforts of modern life for a semi-primitive existence. Naturally, the cast of Live Free Or Die are an adventuresome, thick-skinned bunch. Whether out of nature or necessity, the show’s subjects haven’t shied away from the disgusting and the dangerous,…

How Wild Appalachian Boars Are Affecting The Ginseng Trade

Here’s the good thing about ginseng – it’s worth a ton of money and it’s in the ground, fresh for the taking in 19 states. You know what I’m going to say next, right? Yeah, harvesting wild ginseng is really difficult. Forget about the whole scaling a mountain through the rain looking for a few…

Swimming with Crocodiles

While some animals have a reputation for being notoriously dangerous, there is always the unusual exception. Growing up in South Africa, Roger Horrocks, naturally developed a fear of a dangerous local predator, the giant crocodile. It was only until his first, face to face, underwater encounter with a crocodile that he began to question his…

Gator Battles Python

© Mike Barron The American alligator is a species success story. For millions of years, their kind has survived and evolved with the planet. And while the American alligator was once endangered, they now thrive in their native range, growing up to 15 feet in length. These giant reptiles are opportunistic hunters, lurking in waters…

Hyena Hunt

© Herbert Brauer / Aquavision Wildlife Filmakers In the heart of Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia, spotted hyenas reign as the top predator. Known to many as a scavenging species, hyenas are also masterful hunters. They live, hunt and travel in groups called clans which can include up to 80 individuals. By tracking down…

Kangaroo Kick

Kangaroos have extremely muscular hind legs and enormous feet, giving them the ability to execute large jumps with every bound. In a single leap, a gray kangaroo can cover 25 feet in distances and jump 6 feet into the air! In short bursts, they can reach speeds of over 35 miles per hour, or travel…

Bear Attack

© Grizzly Creek Films/ Rick Smith Naturalist Casey Anderson raised his six-foot, 800-pound best friend – grizzly bear Brutus – from birth. And for the last five spring seasons, Casey’s been safely studying wild bears’ natural behaviors in a cabin just west of Yellowstone. Ninety-nine percent of Yellowstone’s visitors never leave the park roads. Out…

Bear Battle

More than 2,000 brown bears call Katmai National Park home. Early in the spring season, brown bears emerge from winter hibernation, ravenous from six or seven months of surviving only on stored body fat. They have lost more than a third of body weight, so these lean, hungry bears feed on grasses until an opportunity…

Surviving Summer

© Aquavision TV Productions cc In August, Zambia’s Luangwa River becomes an unsettling battleground as both hunter and hunted struggle to survive. Animals are pushed to their limits as they endure the blistering sun, high temperatures, receeding rivers and lack of water. And hippos, lions and crocodiles are forced together in an area of just…