Wild Russia

Wild Russia is a reality documentary show that chronicles the vast glory of the wilderness of Russia. From frozen tundra to massive open plains, the majesty of the country is explored and the unique and massive animals that inhabit the unspoiled locations are revealed. Fascinating and gorgeous landmarks and jaw dropping photography peel back the layers of the amazing landscape where few humans have managed to tread. Unfiltered, fascinating, and gorgeous the glory of nature is put front and center. The show explores the unique formations and mountains that make up one of the most harsh and unforgiving ecosystems in the world.

Thursday 8:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet
1 Season, 6 Episodes
July 23, 2009
Cast: Christian Brückner, Jason Hildebrandt, Paterson Joseph
Wild Russia

Wild Russia Full Episode Guide

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  • The Russian Arctic is one of the world’s most extreme habitats, yet it is a haven for polar bears, lemmings, arctic foxes and walruses. In late August, massive muskoxen bulls gather together to compete for mating dominance. Each bull can weigh 400 kilogrammes and charge at a speed of 40 kilometres an hour; a head-to-head impact can be heard more than a kilometre away.

  • Siberia is vast and covers most of Northern Asia. Encompassing roughly ten percent of our planet's landmass and sparsely populated, its name has become synonymous with the harsh environment, where bitter and relentless cold rules for much of the year.Accounting for around 10 per cent of the world’s dry land, Siberia is famous as a brutally cold place. Yet it is home to a diverse range of habitats and animal life – including musk deer, camels, gazelles and the extraordinary Siberian salamander, which can spend years encased in -40°C ice and still survive. Exploring from the frozen north to the southern steppes, this is the real Siberia.

  • Primorye's secret forests are home to more endangered species than anywhere else in Russia. In exceptionally rare footage, we capture two of the rarest big cats on Earth. Explore this last great refuge for some of the world's most extraordinary creatures.

  • Kamchatka reveals Russia's final frontier. Shrouded in secrecy for decades and impossibly remote, Kamchatka's wilderness remains untouched by civilization. It's a land of fierce volcanoes, beautiful geysers, and amazing wildlife.

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