Nat Geo Wild Debuts in U.S. Today


Animals, anyone?

Beginning today, millions of U.S. cable viewers have one more option. (Actually, two if you count the high-def version.) The fabulous new Nat Geo Wild channel showcases the work of NG explorers, filmmakers, and scientists, and will focus exclusively on the animal world.


The channel launched in Hong Kong in 2006, and has since become available in a number of other countries. Today, Wild is the fastest growing channel among National Geographic’s international portfolio of networks. This marks the first time Nat Geo Wild has been available to viewers in the United States—who previously, when craving something Wild, had to make do with this blog.


Signature programs include “Expedition Wild with Casey Anderson,” a new series that follows the naturalist and his best friend Brutus, a 900-pound grizzly bear …


… and “Mystery Gorillas with Mireya Mayor” …


… a series that features the primatologist and NG Emerging Explorer and her studies of wild gorillas.

Also in the programming lineup for April: The cable premiere of “Shark Island with Enric Sala,” a special about the marine explorer’s recent expedition to Costa Rica’s Cocos Island and Las Gemelas seamounts. (Read about the screening for Costa Rican President-Elect Laura Chinchilla here.)

Check the terrific promo video for the new channel (full-screen recommended) …

… plus read more about the launch and see if your cable provider carries the channel yet on Nat Geo Wild‘s Inside Wild blog.