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National Geographic Wild Highlights: June 2020

OCEAN’S WEEK
From Monday 8 June – Saturday 13 June, at 18:00

On June 8th (World Ocean’s Day) people around our blue planet celebrate and honor our oceans, which connect us all. National Geographic Wild will dedicate a whole week to our oceans, with Ocean driven programming every day at 18:00.

Premieres:

Wonders of The Ocean – Islands of Life. Monday 8 June at 18:00

Pacific Islands range from coral atolls and smoking volcanoes to pieces of a lost continent. Discover the wildest stories of adaptation and survival on these Islands of Life.

Wonders of The Ocean – Predator or Prey. Monday 8 June at 18:48

Life in the ocean is a constant battle to eat but not get eaten, to find a mate, to pass on your genes to the next generation…to survive.

World’s Deadliest Whale (1 x 60) – Tuesday 9 June at 18:00
Synopsis TBC

Aliens of The Deep (1 x 60) – Wednesday 10 June at 18:00

These strange, alien creatures have hidden in the depths of the oceans for eons. Meaning “head feet” in Greek, Cephalopods have little in common physically with humans or any other familiar animals. They have blue blood, several hearts and brains and multiple limbs. They don’t have bones, teeth or claws and they can even disappear when they need to.

Deep Sea Killers: Into The Deep Mashup (1×60) – Thursday 11 June at 18:00

Synopsis TBC

Monster Fish: Extreme Sharks (1×60) – Friday 12 June at 18:00

Zeb Hogan knows fish. And he’s taking on his most ambitious task yet – entering the realm of the shark to find the ultimate Monster Fish. On his journey, Zeb encounters fearsome bull sharks, freaky hammerheads and giant whale sharks, and dispels myths about these creatures along the way.

World’s Deadliest Jellyfish (1 x 60) – Saturday 13 June at 18:00

Synopsis TBC

AFRICA’S HIDDEN WONDERS (3 x 60)
Sundays at 18:00, from 14 June 2020

From savage deserts and active volcanoes to immense lakes and rivers, Africa is a land of extremes. Across this awe-inspiring continent, nature’s beasts – from the biggest to the microscopic – battle for survival in some of the world’s harshest conditions. In the planet’s most epic natural habitats, large predators roam sprawling savannas, strange apes inhabit lofty mountain peaks, while mysterious insects and snakes occupy the most impenetrable forests on earth.

HUNTER VS HUNTED (3 x 60)
Mondays at 18:00, from 8 June 2020

We think we’re the ultimate predators, but increasingly wild animals are hunting us, and the reasons they attack people are often surprising. The series investigates selective animal attacks on humans, employing the latest in forensic technology and scientific discovery to deconstruct and analyze some of the most startling incidents on record.

THE INCREDIBLE DR POL S9
Mondays at 16:25, (from 4 May 2020)

On this rip-roaring season of The Incredible Dr. Pol, the docs are off to the races as they zoom from critical clinic visits to emergency farm calls. Strap in for a wild ride as the crew of Pol Veterinary Services works seven days a week pulling calves, pushing prolapses and trying to triage the mayhem that comes with the central Michigan territory.

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Nat Geo Wild May 2020 Highlights

THE INCREDIBLE DR POL S9

Mondays at 16:25, from 4 May 2020

On this rip-roaring season of The Incredible Dr. Pol, the docs are off to the races as they zoom from critical clinic visits to emergency farm calls. Strap in for a wild ride as the crew of Pol Veterinary Services works seven days a week pulling calves, pushing prolapses and trying to triage the mayhem that comes with the central Michigan territory.

ROSEBUSH, MICH.- Dr. Pol and Charles respond to an emergency call at Richard Haynes’, where a calf is down and cannot get up. Dr. Pol does his routine physical examination, but the source of this calf’s woes may lay just outside of the barn. (Photo Credit: National Geographic Channels)

BARKFEST

Sundays at 18:00

For the first time. National Geographic Wild will broadcast special programming dedicated to man’s best friend. BarkFest will span an entire month of Sundays at 18:00. Premiering Dog Impossible: No Bad Dogs (1×60) and Science of Dogs: X Factor (1×60) plus series and specials with stories of canine education, unlikely animal friends, incredible dog heroes, and the people who care, protect and love them.

Dog Impossible: No Bad Dogs (1×60) – Sunday 3 May at 18:00

Matt takes on dogs with terrifying trauma, detachment disorders, under-socialized behaviors, and fear-based aggression. Using his transformative techniques, he not only helps the dogs, but he also helps the humans. Matt changes the owner’s relationships with their dogs, so that they both can live happy and healthy lives.

Science of Dogs: X Factor (1×60) – Sunday 10 May and Sunday 24 May at 18:00

Dogs have always been known for their loyalty and companionship, but what about their brainpower? With the ability to detect cancer, predict seizures, and help aid with PTSD, dogs have proven to be much more valuable to humankind than we thought. With updated science and even stories of dogs who drive, at the end of this special, you will be running to the nearest shelter to get one of your own.

Cesar Millan: Love My Pit Bull, 1 – Sunday 17 May at 18:00

For Cesar Milan, pit bulls – and other dogs classified among the so-called “bully breeds” – aren’t bullies at all. If anything, Cesar’s years with his former costar and best pal, Daddy, taught the internationally acclaimed dog expert that pit bulls are not the aggressive monsters that their detractors claim they are. In fact, they are highly intelligent and, with proper training, can be loyal and loving companions.

Is Your Dog A Genius: Best In Show, 1 – Sunday 31 May at 18:00

The Is Your Dog a Genius? elite edition compilation unleashes some standouts from the 3×60 series pack and gives them a big tail wag. Plus, viewers are given some ‘genius’ tests that they can do at home with their dogs.

WOMEN OF WILD

Wednesdays at 18:00

Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: Wonder Women! – Wednesday 6 May at 18:00
Synopsis TBA

Snakes In The City: Snake Charmer, 1 – Wednesday 13 May at 18:00
Synopsis TBA

Yukon Vet compilation, 1 – Wednesday 20 May at 18:00
Synopsis TBA

Secrets of The Zoo Wild Women Compilation, 1 – Wednesday 27 May at 18:00
Synopsis TBA

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National Geographic Wild Highlights – April 2020

DEADLIEST MONTH EVER
Saturdays and Sundays at 18:00, from 1 March 2020

National Geographic Wild dedicates an entire month to the most dangerous and lethal animals in the world from land, sea and air.

Premieres:

WORLD’S DEADLIEST: LIONS (1×60)
Saturday 4 April at 18:00

A fierce carnivore that is designed to kill – so what happens when the deadliest go head to head against it? Lions take on hyenas, crocodiles, hippos, the cape buffalo, and even each other, all across their pride lands as they battle each other to survive Nature’s eternal war.

CAT ATTACK-TICS
Saturday 4 April at 18:48

There are 38 species of wild cats on Earth and they live and hunt in almost any terrain. Over millions of years, they have honed their strategy to attack a prey of a specific size. From tree-climbing leopards to skull-crushing Jaguars, from fast-swimming fishing cats to quick-digging sand cats – watch the killer strategies that make wild cats possibly the deadliest family on the planet.

WHEN PREDATORS ATTACK (3×60)
Sunday 5 April at 18:00 – Super Serpents

Watch what unfolds when the world’s most venomous snakes and largest constrictors face off against prey and people.
Sunday 12 April at 18:00 – Ancient Predator

The world’s super reptiles are on a collision course with humans. And we’re no match for their prehistoric power.
Sunday 19 April at 18:00 – Killer Claws

Watch what unfolds when black bears, grizzlies, and giant polar bears clash with prey and people, as they face the threat of extinction in a changing climate. OR Bears are iconic symbols of nature, a treasure to see in the wild; when kept at an appropriate distance.

WILD PERU: FIGHT FOR LIFE (1×60)
Sunday 5 April at 18:48

From Amazon rainforests to coastal deserts, wild Peru is among the most diverse and deadly places on Earth, filled with vibrant life and sudden death.

PREDATOR FAIL: WHEN PREY ATTACKS (1×60)
Saturday 11 April at 18:00

When it comes to the life or death drama of predator versus prey, there’s nothing more satisfying than watching an underdog pull off a great escape!

EYEWITNESS: SHARK ATTACK: FACING JAWS (1×60)
Saturday 25 April at 18:00

As more people bring cameras into the water, they are capturing more shocking footage of the most feared and revered ocean predators– sharks. With shark attacks on the rise, do these top predators see us as prey? Experts weigh in on some of the most amazing human-shark encounters captured on video to reveal the secrets behind the attacks.

DEAD BY DAWN COMPILATIONS (2×60)
Sunday 19 April at 18:00 – Return of the Living Dead

In Indonesia, a bat struggles to climb past a vanguard of vipers to reach the safety of her colony. In Southern India, a mother bandicoot rat must outswim a cobra and crocodiles to find food for her babies. And in the rainforests of Costa Rica, darkness means a deadly free-for-all. Who will survive the horrors of night long enough to see the day, and who will be dead by dawn?

Sunday 26 April at 18:48 – It comes at night
In the Arabian Desert, a gecko realizes he’s not alone when the sand beneath his feet starts shifting. In Southern India, a praying mantis prays as an army of weaver ants march toward his arms and legs. In the African wilderness, a lion cub cries for his mother while a hyena gets closer, and closer. Who will survive the horrors of tonight, and who will be dead by dawn?

Java, Indonesia – Black and white stripped snake on grass (Love Productions USA/Myke Clarkson)

HUNTER VS HUNTED: WATCH OUT! (1×60)
Sunday 26 April at 18:00

ALASKA ANIMAL RESCUE
Mondays at 18:00 from 20 April

Team up with Alaskan heroes as they rescue, rehabilitate, research, and celebrate the wild animals of America’s last frontier.

Representing three renowned conservation centers, these animal lovers work by land, sea, and air – in one of the most challenging places on our planet – to protect Alaska’s wildlife.

Rescued lynx kitten Calliope checks out the camera while waiting for her dinner. (National Geographic/Symbio Studios)

EARTH DAY
24 HOURS OF SPECIAL PROGRAMMING ON 22 APRIL

This April, we will drive home our commitment to the planet and the people working to understand and protect it, culminating in a call to action on Earth Day empowering audiences to be part of positive action for the planet.

This month, to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, National Geographic in collaboration with the Disney Conservation Fund is launching a campaign to highlight 50 at-risk species we are working to protect.

Premieres:

JANE GOODALL: THE HOPE (1×120)

JANE GOODALL – THE HOPE begins where the documentary JANE (2017) left off. Dr, Jane Goodall arrived at a 1986 conference as a scientist and-after learning the extent of the threat facing chimpanzees-left as an activist. The film begins with this critical transformation and follows Jane through three decades of advocacy work. Jane knew she must take action to protect chimps and other animals living in the wild, to improve the well-being of chimps in captivity and to inspire a young generation of change makers for this vital work to continue. In a moment in which the environmental crisis can seem overwhelming, Jane has made it her mission to encourage us all that solutions are within reach. Our cameras capture Jane as she travels over 300 days a year, meeting with everyone from schoolchildren in Zanzibar to Silicon Valley tech giants to Prince Harry, using wisdom, heart and humor to spread a message of hope and show that every individual has the potential be a catalyst and create lasting change. As the 60th anniversary of her arrival to the chimpanzee kingdom in Gombe approaches, she spends time with her family in Tanzania and returns to her wild Eden, reflecting on all the efforts being made to safeguard its future and create a sustainable future for the Earth.

JANE GOODALL: THE HOPE celebrates her work and explores the ways in which her passion for wildlife has changed the world for the better. This new perspective illustrates the obstacles that Goodall faced throughout her career, and shows how, with a dedicated team and unshakable drive, she overcame them and succeeded in becoming one of the most important names in wildlife conservation. (photo credit: National Geographic/David Guttenfelder)

PHOTO ARK (1×60)
22 April at 19:37

HOSTILE PLANET COMPILATIONS (3×120)

Bear Grylls shines a light on some of the world’s harshest and most unforgivable landscapes and the animals that have adapted to survive in these conditions.

Skjervoy, Norway – Orca search the frozen fjords for the herring that use it as a winter refuge. (National Geographic/ Sophie Morgan)

OKAVANGO, RIVER OF DREAMS: DIVINE JOURNEYS (1×60)
22 April at 20:26

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National Geographic Wild March 2020 Highlights

SNAKE MONTH

Sundays at 18:00, from 1 March 2020

National Geographic Wild dedicates a whole month to these fantastic creatures. The snake is one of the oldest mythological characters and has been revered by civilizations the world over. Snakes are highly effective predators and play a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature.

Premieres:
Snakes In The City 6 (6 x 60)
Monster Constrictor (1 x 60)
Killer Snake Island (1 x 60)
America’s Super Snake (1 x 60)

Snakes in the City S6
Sundays at 18:00, from 1 March 2020

Snakes in the City is a documentary-style reality TV series centering on the daily life of snake rescuers, Simon Keys, and his herpetologist girlfriend, Siouxsie Gillett in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa. This once was a tropical jungle teaming with spitting cobras, green mambas, black mambas, pythons, night adders, bush snakes and boomslang. It’s their territory and humans built a city right on top of it. Today, the jungle may be gone, but the snakes sure ain’t!

THE INCREDIBLE DR POL S9
Mondays at 21:40, from 2 March

On this rip-roaring season of The Incredible Dr. Pol, the docs are off to the races as they zoom from critical clinic visits to emergency farm calls. Strap in for a wild ride as the crew of Pol Veterinary Services works seven days a week pulling calves, pushing prolapses and trying to triage the mayhem that comes with the central Michigan territory.

ROSEBUSH, MICH.- Dr. Pol and Charles respond to an emergency call at Richard Haynes’, where a calf is down and cannot get up. Dr. Pol does his routine physical examination, but the source of this calf’s woes may lay just outside of the barn. (Photo Credit: National Geographic Channels)

ONTINUING SHOWS

JUNGLE ANIMAL RESCUE (8 x 60‘)
Wednesdays at 18:00 from 5 February

A land of elephants, tigers, leopards and bears, India is one of the most biodiverse countries on earth. But it’s also home to 1.3 billion people who increasingly compete with wild animals for living space. Now, a dedicated team of conservationists and vets are on a mission to rescue animals in distress and find a way for India’s people and wildlife to coexist in harmony.

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Okavango: River Of Dreams

Okavango: River of Dreams, the definitive series on the mystical Okavango premieres on National Geographic Wild this September

An insider’s view of one of the greatest river systems on the planet, produced by multi award-winning South African film makers Beverly and Dereck Joubert.

The Okavango is a river that starts inland and ends inland. It is the only one in the world that goes from nowhere, to nowhere…. but what a journey. One of the last remaining wild places on Earth, the Okavango Delta in Southern Africa was named by UNESCO as the 1 000th World Heritage Site. Okavango, River of Dreams, a three part series which presents the amazing landscapes and wildlife of the Upper Okavango river, will premiere on National Geographic Wild on 5 September 2019 at 18:00 CAT.

Like all wild ecosystems, the Okavango thrives on change and everything is connected to everything else. Lions chase elephants, who chase hippos, who chase crocodiles, who chase barbell fish, who chase insects driven up the grass stalks by rising waters. These circles of life are the real stories that tell the larger story of this river. The river is just the connecting tissue. Okavango, River of Dreams presents an inspiring exploration of the exceptional life in this unique wilderness, which provides refuge to vast populations of wildlife.

This unique series also tells the story of Fekeetsa, a lioness, and her life in this watery world. Fekeetsa, meaning “overcoming challenges”, became a talisman for Beverly Joubert as they shared a parallel journey. At the time of shooting Okavango, River of Dreams, Beverly was recovering from a brutal Buffalo attack. She describes Feeketsa as “a source of strength and perseverance, who inspired me to keep on, as she too was recovering from the same injury. Her resilience and tenacity were incredible to see.”

“This series is based on the premise that someone’s paradise is someone else’s hell. And it is. A lioness hunts in the swamp and turns a lechwe antelope’s life upside down, as her baby is killed. However, the lioness carries this kill back to her own cubs and saves their lives. This series is designed to be a poetic balance of adoration for the magic of the Okavango and an understanding of the science it presents us to unravel” said Dereck Joubert.

Okavango, River of Dreams is produced by National Geographic explorers-in-residence, Beverly and Dereck Joubert. They have lived in the Okavango for 35 years, a place that has given them nine Emmy Awards, a Peabody and a range of others, as well as a few scrapes and bruises, 21 scorpion stings, three snake bites, four elephant attacks, a nearly deadly buffalo attack, malaria, and airplane crashes. “The result is a die-hard understanding of what this magical, but harsh place, is all about and our quest to reveal the real Okavango” continued Joubert.

“We are extremely fortunate to have one of the world’s most pristine wilderness areas right here in Southern Africa. The Okavango has captured the imagination of wildlife enthusiasts for decades, as the more exploration is done, the more intrigue it presents. We look forward to another magnificent production by Beverly and Dereck Joubert” said Evert Van Der Veer, for Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.

Join National Geographic Wild on this magical journey of the Okavango and understand why it is sometimes referred to as the place of the ‘Untamed Spirit’. Perhaps it will speak to your own wild side, on 5, 6 and 7 September 2019 at 18:00.