Champions of the Wild

Champions of the Wild

Conservationists fight to save endangered species.
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Episode Guide

  • Champions of the Wild - Dr. Gladys Kalema (Episode 137)
    Episode 137:

    Dr. Gladys Kalema

    Dr. Gladys Kalema works to replenish Uganda's Semliki Wildlife Reserve.

  • Champions of the Wild - Humpback Whales (Episode 136)
    Episode 136:

    Humpback Whales

    Dr. Jim Darling studies the migration patterns of whales.

  • Champions of the Wild - Joyce Poole: Elephants (Episode 134)
    Episode 134:

    Joyce Poole: Elephants

    Joyce Poole is a leading elephant expert.

  • Champions of the Wild - East Coast Right Whales (Episode 131)
    Episode 131:

    East Coast Right Whales

    Debra Tobin and Moira Brown try to save the northern right whale.

  • Champions of the Wild - Manatee (Episode 123)
    Episode 123:


    Fishing nets, outboard motors and habitat loss threaten the manatee.

  • Champions of the Wild - White & Black Rhinoceros (Episode 119)
    Episode 119:

    White & Black Rhinoceros

    One man is credited with saving the black rhinoceros population from extinction.

  • Champions of the Wild - George Schaller: Mountain Gorillas (Episode 118)
    Episode 118:

    George Schaller: Mountain Gorillas

    A doctor convinces the Rwandan government to protect endangered mountain gorillas.

  • Champions of the Wild - Ed Hofman: Prairie Rattlesnake (Episode 107)
    Episode 107:

    Ed Hofman: Prairie Rattlesnake

    The prairie rattlesnake population is dwindling.

  • Champions of the Wild - John McKenzie: Elk (Episode 103)
    Episode 103:

    John McKenzie: Elk

    The townspeople of Banff frequently see Elk.

  • Champions of the Wild - Golden Lion Tamarins (Episode 100)
    Episode 100:

    Golden Lion Tamarins

    The fight to save golden lion tamarins from extinction.

  • Champions of the Wild - Nancy Newhouse: Badgers (Episode 98)
    Episode 98:

    Nancy Newhouse: Badgers

    The Rocky Mountain Badger is becoming endangered because of development and an ever-growing network of roads.

  • Champions of the Wild - Vince Crichton: Moose (Episode 93)
    Episode 93:

    Vince Crichton: Moose

    Biologist straps on a bull-moose head and waits in the wild for curious herds to investigate.

  • Champions of the Wild - Daniel Rubenstein: Grevy Zebras (Episode 92)
    Episode 92:

    Daniel Rubenstein: Grevy Zebras

    An ecologist researches the demise of Grevy's zebra in Africa.

  • Champions of the Wild - Dale Miquellle: Siberian Tigers (Episode 91)
    Episode 91:

    Dale Miquellle: Siberian Tigers

    Scientists preserve a piece of forest for the Siberian tiger.

  • Champions of the Wild - Menna Jones: Tasmanian Devils (Episode 90)
    Episode 90:

    Menna Jones: Tasmanian Devils

    The world's largest marsupial carnivores are poisoned and trapped into near extinction.

  • Champions of the Wild - Putra Satrawan: Komodo Dragons (Episode 88)
    Episode 88:

    Putra Satrawan: Komodo Dragons

    A Komodo dragon is powerful enough to bring down a water-buffalo.

  • Champions of the Wild - Bill Barklow: Hippos of Uganda (Episode 87)
    Episode 87:

    Bill Barklow: Hippos of Uganda

    Hippos communicate underwater.

  • Champions of the Wild - Kay Holecamp: Hyenas (Episode 83)
    Episode 83:

    Kay Holecamp: Hyenas

    Hyenas are usually dismissed as vicious, skulking scavengers.

  • Champions of the Wild - Andrew Bryant: Vancouver Island Marmots (Episode 82)
    Episode 82:

    Andrew Bryant: Vancouver Island Marmots


  • Champions of the Wild - Bill Lishman: Sandhill and Whooping Cranes (Episode 75)
    Episode 75:

    Bill Lishman: Sandhill and Whooping Cranes

    Pilot helps distressed geese and cranes.

  • Champions of the Wild - Kenyan Wildlife Vet (Episode 73)
    Episode 73:

    Kenyan Wildlife Vet

    Dr. Tom deMarr cares for wild animals in Kenya's Ol Jogi Ranch.

  • Champions of the Wild - Marco Festa-Blanchett: Bighorn Sheep (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    Marco Festa-Blanchett: Bighorn Sheep

    Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep; mountain goats.

  • Champions of the Wild - Russell Andrews: Northern Elephant Seals (Episode 67)
    Episode 67:

    Russell Andrews: Northern Elephant Seals

    A biologist studies northern elephant seals using remote underwater monitors.

  • Champions of the Wild - John Krebs: Wolverines (Episode 66)
    Episode 66:

    John Krebs: Wolverines

    A wolverine expert studies and protects the little-known species around the globe.

  • Champions of the Wild - Jean Baulu: Barbados Vervet Monkey (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    Jean Baulu: Barbados Vervet Monkey

    A sanctuary protects green-vervet monkeys from local farmers.

  • Champions of the Wild - David Sprague: Japanese Macaques (Episode 59)
    Episode 59:

    David Sprague: Japanese Macaques

    A study of the behavior of macaques suggests new strategies for protecting the species.

  • Champions of the Wild - Jonathan Wright and Gladys Kalema: Ugandan Kobs (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Jonathan Wright and Gladys Kalema: Ugandan Kobs

    Mission to replenish Uganda's national parks.

  • Champions of the Wild - Anthony Sinclair: Serengeti Wildebeests (Episode 57)
    Episode 57:

    Anthony Sinclair: Serengeti Wildebeests

    Wildebeest migrations determine an area's entire ecosystem.

  • Champions of the Wild - Amanda Vincent: Seahorses (Episode 56)
    Episode 56:

    Amanda Vincent: Seahorses

    Conservationists attempt to save the seahorse population of Southeast Asia.

  • Champions of the Wild - Sue Savage-Rumbaugh: Bonobos (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Sue Savage-Rumbaugh: Bonobos

    A bonobo expert trains the playful creatures to respond to voice commands.

  • Champions of the Wild - Howard Quigley: Mountain Lions (Episode 53)
    Episode 53:

    Howard Quigley: Mountain Lions

    Findings on the behavior of mountain lions help protect the animals.

  • Champions of the Wild - Jim Cosgrove: Giant Pacific Octopus (Episode 52)
    Episode 52:

    Jim Cosgrove: Giant Pacific Octopus

    Jim Cosgrove studies the intelligence of the octopus.

  • Champions of the Wild - Killer Whales With Paul Spong (Episode 51)
    Episode 51:

    Killer Whales With Paul Spong

    Communicating with whales.

  • Champions of the Wild - Wildlife Vet (Episode 49)
    Episode 49:

    Wildlife Vet

  • Champions of the Wild - Capuchin Monkeys (Episode 48)
    Episode 48:

    Capuchin Monkeys

    A primatologist probes the deaths of monkeys in Costa Rica.

  • Champions of the Wild - Karelian Bear Dogs and Bears (Episode 47)
    Episode 47:

    Karelian Bear Dogs and Bears

    A dog breed from Russia intimidates bears.

  • Champions of the Wild - Jaguars (Episode 46)
    Episode 46:


    Alan Rabinowitz protects endangered cat species.

  • Champions of the Wild - Baboons (Episode 45)
    Episode 45:


    Shirley Strum studies baboons in Kenya.

  • Champions of the Wild - Wild Dog (Episode 44)
    Episode 44:

    Wild Dog

    Dr. Gus Mills studies the social behavior of the endangered wild dog.

  • Champions of the Wild - Gibbons (Episode 43)
    Episode 43:


    Biologist Dr. Warren Brockelman helps rehabilitate gibbons and other primates.

  • Champions of the Wild - Bald Eagles (Episode 42)
    Episode 42:

    Bald Eagles

    Veterinarian Ken Langelier works to preserve the bald eagle's habitat.

  • Champions of the Wild - Przewalski's Horses of Mongolia (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Przewalski's Horses of Mongolia

    Przewalski's horses.

  • Champions of the Wild - Lions (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:


    A man protects the lions of Tanzania.

  • Champions of the Wild - Lynx (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:


    Clayton Apps is concerned that the lynx is disappearing from its habitat in the Rockies.

  • Champions of the Wild - Crocodile (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:


    Mating crocodiles.

  • Champions of the Wild - Caribou (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:


    Development threatens the arctic habitat of the porcupine caribou.

  • Champions of the Wild - Giraffes (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:


    Bristol Foster spends decades creating identity tags for giraffes in Kenya.

  • Champions of the Wild - Cheetah (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:


    Laurie Marker protects Namibia's cheetah population.

  • Champions of the Wild - Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Ring-Tailed Lemurs

    Dr. Lisa Gould has studied the lemur of Madagascar for 15 years.

  • Champions of the Wild - Tarantulas (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:


    Rick West studies, breeds and photographs tarantulas.

  • Champions of the Wild - Sea Otters (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    Sea Otters

    Sea otters of British Columbia.

  • Champions of the Wild - Koalas (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:


    An Australian foundation identifies and maps remaining koala habitats.

  • Champions of the Wild - Giant Sea Turtles (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Giant Sea Turtles

    Man tries to prevent the slaughter of sea turtles in Guyana.

  • Champions of the Wild - Black and White Rhinos (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Black and White Rhinos

    Couple forms a rhino sanctuary near Mount Kenya.

  • Champions of the Wild - Belugas (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:


    Robert Michaud campaigns to clean up the St. Lawrence Seaway to save its beluga whales.

  • Champions of the Wild - Bengal Tigers of India (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Bengal Tigers of India

    Man works to save the Bengal tiger from extinction.

  • Champions of the Wild - Nazinga Game Reserve (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Nazinga Game Reserve

    A wildlife reserve in West Africa is home to an array of species.

  • Champions of the Wild - Ol Jogi (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Ol Jogi

    Animals of Kenya's Ol Jogi Ranch.

  • Champions of the Wild - Chimpanzees of Uganda (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Chimpanzees of Uganda

    A conservation program for chimpanzees and red colobus monkeys is developed in Uganda.

  • Champions of the Wild - Kangaroos (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:


    Lynette Campbell and Marjorie Wilson run an orphanage for kangaroos near Sydney, Australia.

  • Champions of the Wild - Swift Foxes (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Swift Foxes

    Clio Smeeton reintroduces the swift fox to Canadian prairies.

  • Champions of the Wild - Orangutans (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:


    Scientists study the habits of orangutans.

  • Champions of the Wild - Dolphins (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:


    Duo tries to free dolphins and killer whales from captivity.

  • Champions of the Wild - Polar Bears (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Polar Bears

    Dan Guravich photographs the polar bear.

  • Champions of the Wild - Pandas (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:


    Dr. Sue Mainka helps raise captive pandas at Wolong Reserve in China.

  • Champions of the Wild - Wolves (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:


    Paul Paquet examines the effects of civilization on wolves.

  • Champions of the Wild - Grizzlies (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:


    Wayne McCrory tries to save grizzlies of British Columbia.

  • Champions of the Wild - Mountain Gorillas (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Mountain Gorillas

    Pascale Sicotte protects Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas.

  • Champions of the Wild - Sharks (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:


    Researchers try to change the world's negative perception of sharks.

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