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Nat Geo WILD climbs bamboo stalks with giant pandas in China, monkeys around with apes in Tanzania, takes a dip with hippos in Africa, stomps with elephants in Namibia and hops around with kangaroos in Australia. Destination Wild Sunday nights has something for everyone in the family, offering an adventure of a lifetime every week! Viewers will travel to the four corners of the earth and back, experiencing wildlife in its natural habitat from locations around the world that are sure to bring “wow” moments to every home. (Source: NAT GEO WILD)

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on NAT GEO WILD
3 Seasons, 80 Episodes
March 22, 2015
Animals, Documentary & Biography
Destination Wild
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  • Botswana is home to more African elephants than anywhere else in the world. Every year, thousands of elephants trek over 7,000 miles in search of food and life-giving water. The desert is a hostile place, especially as the dry season takes hold, so the elephants must use their strength and wit to survive.

  • Antarctica. The coldest, driest, most remote continent on earth. Its isolation and extremes of temperature make it unlike any other place on the planet. The animals that survive here are superbly adapted to Antarctica's treacherous conditions. But existence in this frozen continent will always be marginal for a living creature. To survive Antarctica, the animals that inhabit this land of extremes have developed extraordinary behaviors to meet the continent's extreme conditions head on.Witness what it takes to survive in this land of snow and icebergs.

  • View New Zealand's most ancient and interesting species as we explore how this spectacular area was formed and how it's extreme isolation both protected and transformed these native creatures.

  • Polynesian explorers discovered New Zealand less than 800 years ago before the Europeans reached it in the 17th Century. The human settlers brought a host of new animals and plants with them, including New Zealand's famous sheep. Follow the changing fortunes of this spectacular landscape and witness how the wildlife has evolved.

  • With three hearts, blue blood and eight tentacles each with neurons of its own, octopuses seem as alien as any sci-fi creation. Join us as we investigate the mysterious lives of these unique creatures.

  • The Congo river is the crux of central Africa. Incredible species share its bounty, including fruit bats, elephants, great apes, and more.

  • Namibia was once a haven for Africa's wildlife. Now, properties and industries are slowly swallowing the land where these animals used to roam safely and freely, while poaching continues to be on the rise. Discover the incredible story of a group of dedicated people working to protect one of the planet's last refuges for Africa's iconic wildlife.

  • Learn how animal moms instruct their young how to communicate, behave and locate food.

  • Discover how animal mothers adjust when their youngsters grow from babies to toddlers.

  • Discover the incredible stories of the mothers of the animal kingdom. We begin with the heartwarming moments immediately following birth, when animal moms establish their magical bonds with their newborns as they welcome them into the world.

  • The extreme devotion of its mother is all that stands between a blind baby macaque monkey and certain death in the snowy mountains of China.

  • Explore worlds where everything is eating…or being eaten, but fierce competition gives way to playful and funny creatures, just staking their claim. This a magical place where plants are sprinkled with shimmering dust and seahorses feed, almost without fear.

  • Within America's wilderness lay some of the planet's deadliest predators.

  • Seasonal forests are unique. Their ecosystems must cope with drastic alterations twice a year in Spring and Autumn.

  • Biodiversity is larger in jungles than any other terrain on Earth.

  • Visit the savannahs of Kenya; the grasslands of Australia; and the Cerrado of Brazil to view how one of our most important ecosystems operates.

  • The unique environment of the Sonoran Desert is home to an array of plants and animals.

  • The secrets of North America's Sonoran Desert.

  • Modern-day beasts rule Florida's swamps; huge alligators and crocodiles hunt in waters full of a variety of wildlife.

  • A wildebeest fights to live through its first year of life during a very difficult migration.

  • Follow the tale of a young male baboon, Wahou, as he travels through the highlands of South Africa to locate a troop who will accept him after he was exiled from his own. Born without rank, Wahou stepping away from his birthplace is a chance for him to write his own future, to forge a new identity and perhaps one day become the Alpha male of his own troop.

  • With autumn coming to an end, the grizzlies must prepare for their long winter hibernation by packing on weight. They congregate alongside the waters to feast on the spawning salmon.

  • Beyond the North American tree line is a surreal kingdom of ice and snow. Life here is beyond difficult, but polar bears have adapted to the harsh climate.

  • Untamed wilderness around distinctive rocks touched by the golden glimmer of sunset: this gorgeous view could only be of the Dolomites. Pale, glowing perpendicular walls reflect a sense of mystery, of fantasy, even of fear. It's a place for myths and fairy tales, and there's no shortage of them here.

  • Brazil has a river that is bigger than the Amazon. However, this river isn't where you would normally expect. To find it, you'll need to look up to the water-laden clouds that flow into the heart of Brazil. There is so much water in the clouds that they act like a river flowing overhead.

  • Exploitation endangers Africa's oldest national park, Virunga.

  • The lines and shapes of the natural world may seem chaotic, but there is order and reason behind everything in nature. Discover the surprising truths behind our planet's secrets in its design.

  • Some of the most important scientific discoveries have come from evolutionary adaptations that already existed in nature. While we still have much to learn, a new kind of science is coming to life, one which is adopting nature's most ingenious designs.

  • Thanks to the tireless work of some of natures unsung heroes, the Earth's watery ecosystems can support some of our most magnificent predators, such as sharks, giant otters and crocodiles.

  • Journey to the Manu Rainforest in Peru - a massive, pristine rainforest teaming with exotic wildlife and endangered creatures.

  • The Amur is the longest border river in human history: Over a stretch of two thousand kilometres, it separates two superpowers, Russia and China. In China, the meandering Amur is called the Black Dragon.

  • Life in paradise comes at a cost. As the tropical Atlantic's weather changes, everything and everyone must find ways to survive one of the most powerful forces on the planet - the hurricane.

  • Explore the longest mountain range on Earth, the undersea Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which drives life throughout the ocean.

  • The North Atlantic is driven by the mighty Gulf Stream, a colossal course of warm water more powerful than all the world's rivers combined.

  • Sharks. The only barrier between us and them is the shoreline - until now. Join us as we unravel the mystery of the songbird-eating shark.

  • Explore the remarkable wildlife that resides in Turkey's kaleidoscope of environments.

  • Explore Egypt's surprising array of wildlife from the coastlines all the way to the scorching Sahara Desert.

  • Eight million years ago, cats ventured into the Americas for the first time. To conquer this vast new super continent, they split into three new dynasties "" one conquering the snow, one the jungles and one the plains. Patrick begins his American adventure in the tangled jungles of Central America, where he meets the OCELOT dynasty.

  • By 8 million years ago, the cat family had conquered Asia and Africa, but next, it would venture in a new world: the Americas. Here, they would evolve thick coats to withstand the snowy poles and long limbs to access the jungle canopies. In order to conquer the plains, one cat would go on to become the fastest land animal on the planet.

  • The isolated continent of Antarctica is the most cold and dry land on earth. Take a close look at the animals of the Antarctic, their amazing adaptation and survival in such a harsh climate.

  • Disneynature's feature film Oceans takes a deep look into the mysterious sea and the creatures who live there. Pierce Brosnan is the narrator.

  • For many animals, survival is all about how well they can move around in their surroundings. Using their most impressive moves, these animals are able to thrive in their habitats.

  • To capture the attention of a potential partner, some animals rely on slick dance moves to create an impression. With enough skill, these animals can truly put on a show.

  • Traveling to their new home, a family of elephants has to avoid predators and other nighttime dangers.

  • With a newborn and a dry season quickly approaching, advanced cameras are able to capture the intense journey an elephant family makes to escape worsening weather conditions.

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