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This nature documentary follows wild animals as they migrate from place to place in order to survive the dangers of their environment. Migrating is dangerous, too, however, and not everyone who migrates will survive. The series debuted on the National Geographic cable network in 2018.

Trials of the Wild is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on August 15, 2018.

Trials of the Wild is available for streaming on the Nat Geo Wild website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Trials of the Wild on demand at Hulu, National Geographic, FuboTV online.

Nat Geo Wild
1 Season, 10 Episodes
August 15, 2018
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Salvatore Vecchio
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Trials of the Wild Full Episode Guide

  • Life is risky, and no stage of life is riskier than the very beginning. If these babies can survive childhood, they can survive almost anything.

  • Welcome to the canopy of the Borneo rainforest, where the best action is high in the air, swinging from branches and leaping through the treetops.

  • In the Sahara Desert, a herd of elephants struggles to thrive. But with the help of caring people and their own resilience, they just might make it.

  • An army ant colony in the forests of Costa Rica stalks its prey. This superorganism of tiny individuals is as deadly as any beast on four legs.

  • For many wild animals, attracting a mate and getting the chance to breed resembles a blood sport; the mating urge drives animals to make long journeys, to let down their guard in the presence of predators and to fight each other to the death

  • Once a year land bound Christmas Island red crabs are called back to the sea to birth their young, encountering obstacles in the forest along the way.

  • Tracing ancient paths, wildebeests become a moving feast. But the biggest threat is the gauntlet, the saltwater crocodile filled Mara River crossing.

  • It’s spring on the desolate Falkland Islands, which is suddenly crowded with animals converging to breed and raise their young over the short summer.

  • Each year, the seemingly delicate monarch butterflies undertake a multi-generational migration from Mexico all the way to Canada and back again.