This Sunday, NatGeo Wild launches its new series America the Wild with Casey Anderson.
The naturalist treks across North America, from Alaska to the Grand Canyon and the Southwestern deserts to meet animals large and small, from grizzly bears to lizards, and vultures to rattlesnakes, helping us understand the true nature of these and other elusive and endangered species.
Episode One, this Sunday, takes Casey to the frozen wilds of Alaska and British Columbia to capture unique video of wolverines leading their daily lives and interacting with other animals.
Then on Monday, he peers over the edge of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim (there’s a lot more to it than the main tourist area!). Trailhead signs warn unprepared hikers of dehydration, exposure and exhaustion. But it’s not only hikers who have to take care. All the plants and animals in this more arid region have adapted to the unique demands of the land. (Well, all the animals except us humans!)
Also on Sunday, following America the Wild, is an episode of Wild Justice. From the 1,100 miles of coastal waters to the high deserts, the giant sequoias to Sierra Nevada Mountains, the 240 California Game Wardens patrol all of the states 159,000 square miles.
As the only line of defense in these sparsely populated, and often deadly places, this small group of law enforcement officers are constantly in pursuit of poachers, polluters, and illegal marijuana growers; while still making sure hunters and anglers follow the rules.