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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…

Learning to keep up with Dr. Pol has always been a challenge for the crew, and one that has taken a few seasons to learn to do properly. He walks fast, drives fast, and he’s always on the move. And with his veterinary business as his absolute first priority, he doesn’t like to stop for…

An estimated five million species inhabit Planet Earth, united by the collective struggle to live and thrive. Nat Geo Wild presents One Life, a sweeping documentary featuring intimate, never-before-captured sequences of animal behavior, stunning habitats and breathtaking scenery. Narrated by actor Daniel Craig, One Life captures animal interactions nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. Culled from more…

Chasing Rhinos tracks entertainment reporter Billy Bush’s journey with WWF in an awe-inspiring adventure as he takes time off from his day job to fight illegal poaching of greater one-horned rhinos in the jungles of Nepal. The special documents Bush as he accompanies poaching patrols, flies an unmanned aerial drone, and participates in a race-against-time…

Wild’s Cutest Snow Babies

Need your daily dose of adorable? These little cherubs belong to a special group of baby animals born in some of the coldest and harshest environments on Earth. This cast of impossibly cute and incredibly tough Snow Babies will find out what it takes to survive in an icy climate. On their journey to adulthood,…

Living Treasure

Francis and Jose butt heads on a major project, creating the perfect living aquascape for a raffle at a local fish dealer, Allfish. Nearing the project deadline, facing their toughest challenge yet, Jose and Francis come together to complete a true piece of art for the Allfish raffle. When Fish Tank Kings get a call…

This landmark three-part special, Wild China, gains unprecedented access into this most enigmatic of countries, to reveal a land of astonishing complexity.  A land of immense cultural diversity and a wide range of traditional lifestyles – often in close partnership with nature. However, China faces immense social and environmental problems– many rare species unique to…

A Full Tank Disaster

A trip to the paradise should be a reason to celebrate; but Living Color’s new tank assignment in the beautiful Grand Cayman Islands is proving to be more difficult than they had anticipated. Trish and Claude Yonnet have commissioned Fish Tank Kings to build their dream centerpiece in their newly-constructed beach home. The only problem…

Last week, Nat Geo WILD hosted a party in Fort Lauderdale to celebrate the season two premiere of Fish Tank Kings – and what a party it was.  Not only were the “kings” themselves in attendance – they also brought along a custom tank, some gorgeous fish and even a couple of mermaids (including Mermaid…

If all you know about NASCAR is that it involves fast cars racing on a closed circuit, you don’t really know anything. NASCAR is a tight knit community of drivers, teams, families, and intensely loyal fans. Like many communities, there are plenty of dogs, and not all of them are model citizens. Cesar Millan has…

Spring fever has hit for Dr. Pol and his staff at the veterinary clinic. A packed room of clients and animals wait patiently as Dr. Pol and Dr. Brenda make their way through their day of triple-booked appointments. Dr. Pol enjoys a busy work schedule and begins his day with an owner who has brought…

Dr. Jan Pol recently took time out to answer fan questions on National Geographic Channel’s Facebook page. The questions ranged from details about Dr. Pol’s history and experiences through to his family and the new season of The Incredible Dr. Pol. Read a transcript of the questions and answers below, and be sure to tune…

Dr. Brady Barr’s dangerous encounters have taken him around the globe to get up close and hands-on with every imaginable creature. Tonight’s premiere of Dangerous Encounters takes you up close and personal on Brady’s journey find America’s very own backyard beasts. Raging Bulls Join Dangerous Encounters host Brady Barr as he dives headfirst into the…

A dirt gravel road slices ninety miles into Denali National Park and Preserve then dead-ends. For most visitors, this lone byway is all they see. But off the beaten path, over two million acres of primordial wilderness awaits, in an expanse larger than the state of Massachusetts. During the park’s busiest five month season, the…

In October 2011, Terry Thompson freed 56 exotic animals from his compound in Zanesville, Ohio including grizzly bears, black bears and Bengal tigers. Then Thompson immediately shot himself, committing suicide. Forty-nine of the animals were shot to death by the police to protect residents and only a few were possible to safely capture. The scene…

In Animal Underworld: Beast Worship Henry Rollins explores the variety of deep connections that humans have with animals. The human relationship with animals is a complicated one that is steeped in an individual’s beliefs and experiences. While there is some commonality across cultures and nations, you can expect to discover the unexpected when traveling with…

More than 8,000 people are bit by venomous snakes a year in the United States and 99% of these bites are from the Crotalidae (pitviper) family. Rattlesnakes are the most common culprit. Despite the large number of bites, there are only about a dozen deaths resulting from venomous snake bites annually. People just do not…

Anyone who has ever worked in a controlled environment like a zoo with venomous snakes knows that the possibility of a venomous snake bite is serious business. Protocol including alarms and lock down procedures are common place. The right snake, the wrong timing and fangs meeting flesh merits an emergency situation and the entire facility…

It’s find food or starve for most scavengers and the animal with the biggest advantage that gets the meal, whether that is a great sense of smell, speed or being able to dominate an in-demand carcass with size and aggression. People frequently see scavengers as a portent of doom or in the very least a…

Scavenger Sweet Sixteen There’s a pecking order in wild, and each animal has different strong suits. While the rest of the country is putting up their basketball brackets, we’re placing our bets on the maggot winning our very own scavenger battle. Check out the competition highlights below and see how the maggot defeats animals like…

Dancing With the River

I can’t swim. Growing up in Montana, swimming just wasn’t a priority. The lakes and streams spend half the year frozen solid, and the other half of the year they are icy cold.  The summer was mostly spent honing my skills as a naturalist, hiking through the forest, keeping dry. So when faced with the…

If you are a comic book or Hugh Jackman fan, chances are you are familiar with the X-Men character Wolverine. The superhero, Wolverine has retractable claws, an adamantine skeleton, the power to heal quickly and when played by Hugh Jackman, the power to make women swoon. What about the animal that is the character’s namesake?…

The thrill of the hunt. This season of America The Wild is legendary. When faced with the daunting task of filming several of the world’s most elusive animals, you shudder at the thought of failing.  I asked for it.  I wanted to do shows about mountain lions, wolverines, and polar bears.  Many before me attempted…