Watch Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan

"Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan" is the program that takes a look into the natural world of wildlife on Earth. British host Dominic Monaghan explores the many different wildlife habitats around the world, as he explains how many animals and insects survive in their natural environments. From the arid deserts of Africa to the humid jungles of Asia, Dominic is the viewer's guide to many extraordinary creatures that inhabit our world. Observing wildlife has many challenges, including aggressive predators, venomous creatures and unpredictable weather. Through it all Dominic Monaghan is doing his very best to make the public aware of not only of wildlife, but also the conservation of wildlife habitats.

Encountering many of the world's finest specimens of wildlife and treating it with the utmost respect is the goal of the program. Taking what Dominic learned from his father, a teacher and biologist who taught him how to properly handle many different species of wildlife, Dominic takes a film crew to many exotic locations around the world to look for animals and insects. Viewers at home can see first hand the ecosystems that make up many of the wildlife habitats in Africa, Asia, Australia, North America and South America.

Dominic also explains that certain insects are avid hunters, including many species of spiders. One of the most notable of the hunting spider species is the Giant Huntsman Spider that lives in the Mekong River region of Laos in Southeast Asia. Another creature that lives in the region is the venomous Green Tree Viper that lives in the green leaves of local trees for camoflage. On the show's website there are many photos of the creatures that Dominic has safely encountered in his travels across the globe during this season.

Friday 8:00 PM et/pt on BBC America
3 Seasons, 31 Episodes
January 22, 2013
Drama, Family
Cast: Dominic Monaghan
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Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan Full Episode Guide

  • Dom sails through the islands of Indonesia to find one of the most elusive and endangered great apes, the Sumatran orangutan, which shares 96 percent of our DNA but is six to eight times stronger than humans.

  • Dominic Monaghan is in South Africa searching for the rarest big cat on the planet: the White Lions of Timbavati. Along the way he chases an impala with a pair of cheetah brothers and secures the blessing of a local tribe.

  • Dom fights his way across the Peruvian Andes to look for the Lake Titicaca Wat.

  • Dominic Monaghan heads to Palau in search of the giant coconut crab, which can literally crack coconuts. He also dives into a lake teeming with millions of jellyfish and enters a cove where a species older than dinosaurs live.

  • Dom sets out across Florida in search of a close encounter with nature’s ultimate killing machine – the shark.

  • Dominic Monaghan is in Sri Lanka pursuing the dangerous Indian cobra. On his journey he visits a tea plantation, tries the challenging and uncomfortable task of stilt fishing and climbs the ancient city of Sigiriya Rock.

  • Dominic Monaghan dives into the Florida Keys in search of some of the largest and deadliest sharks. Along the way, he learns the local sport of alligator wrestling and finds a dangerous rattlesnake while driving an airboat.

  • Dominic Monaghan journeys through the Amazon River in search of the electric eel.

  • Dominic Monaghan is on the hunt for the flying lizard in the Philippines.

  • Dominic Monaghan treks through Brazil to find the bizarre giant anteater.

  • Dominic Monaghan scours Vietnam's lakes to find the giant water bug.

  • Dominic Monaghan pursues the largest land animal in South America

  • Dom sets out from Maputo, Mozambique´s bustling capital for the country´s vast coastline. His mission: to swim with the largest fish in the world, the whale shark.

  • In the season finale, Dominic ventures deep into the wilds of Thailand, determined to find the most unique and endangered primates on the planet, the Slow Loris, the world's only venomous primate.

  • Dominic navigates his way through Japan in search of the giant salamander in cold, fast-moving remote mountain streams.

  • Dominic is in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona in search of the gila monster.

  • In his first underwater mission ever, Dominic heads to Australia's legendary Great Barrier Reef to track down perhaps the most venomous creature in the ocean, the deadly box jellyfish. Responsible for more deaths than sharks and crocodiles combined this creature is armed with potent venom that can stop the human heart in seconds.

  • Dominic navigates through the Amazon River on a mission to find the largest beetle on the planet - the titan beetle. Along the way, he encounters a mighty green anaconda. Dominic also visits a remote village in the rainforest.

  • Dominic ventures into the rainforest to find giant Malaysian honey bees.

  • Dominic heads to Costa Rica, where over a half-million known species of animal have been identified, including the extremely endangered, but incredibly beautiful, Lemur Leaf Frog - a thumbnail-sized master of camouflage. Dominic navigates through the Costa Rican jungle filled with predators to find the elusive creature.

  • Dominic searches for the ghost bat in the Australian Outback. One of the rarest bats in the world, the creature gets its name from its translucent white wings that make it look ghostly as it flies through the moonlight.

  • In the second season premiere, Dominic makes his way to Kenya in search of the incredible giant spitting cobra. While there, Dominic and cameraman Frank have their closest call ever when a six-ton elephant charges and almost tramples them after they stop to help perform life-saving field surgery on the wounded animal.

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