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Running a veterinary hospital is no easy task. Veterinarians and their staff are required to understand and meet the medical needs of a variety of species. This is hard enough with domestic animals, but what if your practice that treats nothing but exotic animals? That’s when things get a little wild! On Dr. K’s Exotic…

The Pond Stars have had a busy season, and tonight their skills are challenged by wolves. If the team can build a pond that withstands a pack of water-loving wolves at the Lincoln Park Zoo, then surely they can build just about anywhere. Wondering if you should have a water feature at your home? Greg…

Greg Wittstock is the owner of Aquascape and the captain of the Pond Stars team. We asked him a few questions to get to know him better and found out that there was never a doubt that Greg would spend his life building and enjoying ponds. Admit it. You were one of those little boys…

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…

Legends of Koi

On this week’s episode of Pond Stars: Fat Koi Slim, Greg Wittstock, Ed Beaulieu, and Brian Helfrich are challenged with building a new home for some very large koi. Aiming to complete the job in just four days, the Pond Stars have quite a bit of work cut out for them. Not only must they…

Greg Wittstock, Ed Beaulieu, and 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 week’s episode, Welcome to the Jungle, the team has the challenge of building two complicated projects in St. Augustine,…

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…

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…

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…

Today is World Lion Day, and what better way to raise awareness for these amazing big cats, than to see what can be done to protect them.  The people of Tanzania and Kenya are facing a major problem with lions.  And as a result, the lions are facing serious issues with people.  The lions are…

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…

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…

On last week’s episode of The Savage Line, animal guard Cory Valdes stumbled upon a fer-de-lance, a vicious snake whose name in French, roughly translated, means “lance head.” But while most know the snake as such, it has another, slightly less memorable name: Bothrops lanceolatus. Why does a snake with such an interesting, aggressive name…

Over-hunting and fishing often puts ecologists and hunters and chefs at odds. But there is one increasingly less rare occasion when these groups team up: the introduction of an invasive species. In last night’s episode of “The Savage Line,” animal guard Cory Valdes tracks a wild boar, one of many non-native boars that roams the…

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…

Does being stuck in the winter wilderness without shelter, overnight and in presence of predators seem like a terrifying scenario? What would be a nightmare for most are possibilities that Jason Lesmeister and the trackers and outdoorsmen of The Savage Line face daily in their line of work. These professionals don’t put themselves into harm’s…

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…

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As one of the only vets for hundreds of miles across the remote, Yukon Territory, Dr. Michelle Oakley braces herself for a jam-packed week of appointments while her fire-fighting husband, Shane, gets called into work a few hundred miles north. Overbooked and overwhelmed, Dr. Oakley finds herself emotionally and physically pushed to the brim, as…

By Heather Theunissen It’s mating season in the Yukon Territory, which means animals’ hormones are raging, and Dr. Michelle Oakley has to be ready for anything. In this episode of Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet, Dr. Oakley gets down and dirty with Priscilla the cow, buckles up for an Alpaca rodeo, and collects a semen sample…

By Heather Theunissen In this episode of Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet, Dr. Michelle Oakley kicks into high gear as she preps the Yukon’s animals for frigid temperatures and a brutal winter. As one of the few vets who treks hundreds of miles across the Yukon territory, Michelle faces a particularly tough week as she tests…

It’s time to freeze. On the new season of Life Below Zero, the series’ Alaskans are in preparation mode in the weeks before winter arrives, fighting to stock enough food, fortify their buildings and gather the resources they need before they’re hit with months of darkness, isolation and bone-chilling cold. For Sue Aikens, the challenges this winter are tougher…

On the season finale of Cesar 911, Cesar Millan has to crack a tough case of an aggressive dog whose violent behavior has the other pups in the neighborhood paralyzed by fear. It’s up to Cesar to step in, freeing the neighborhood from the bad dog’s behavior. The Patient: Matilda Cesar is called to Long…

For spotted hyenas, anatomy, sex, and birth are wildly (and weirdly) different than any other species. Elevated levels of testosterone cause the females to not only act extremely aggressive toward their male counterparts during sex, which is actually downright dangerous for the males, but also cause the females to develop pseudo-penises. These appendages are essentially…