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From America’s Wild Frontier and The Mighty Northwest to Wild Russia, Nat Geo WILD Brings Extraordinary Habitats and Magnificent Animals to Your Home
Sat Jan 13 2018 06:27:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)

America’s Wild Frontier premieres Friday, March 2, 8/7c on Nat Geo WILD
(Washington, DC/Pasadena, CA – Jan. 13, 2018) - Start your 2018 bucket list off right by exploring some of the world’s most epic wildlife destinations without ever leaving your living room! This spring, Nat Geo WILD continues to be the destination for the most stunning blue-chip programming with a new natural history slate featuring three epic, new limited series: America’s Wild Frontier, The Mighty Northwest and Wild Russia. Whisk across America’s western frontier and through the Pacific Northwest to see the wild wonder our very own country has to offer, then journey off the grid to rarely scene locations throughout Russia and come face-to-face with its greatest wildlife.

Kicking off this year’s natural history slate is new series America’s Wild Frontier, premiering on Friday, March 2, at 8/7c on Nat Geo WILD. Explore America’s heartland and discover a cast of characters that include bears, bison, beavers and wild horses who share a life of risk and danger. Then, climb the tallest trees on earth, traverse the last of America’s glaciers, and dive with some of the biggest marine life on the planet in new series The Mighty Northwest, premiering in April 2018. Finally, travel across the world to Russia’s diverse terrain to find elusive tigers, massive bears, rarely seen leopards and more in new series Wild Russia, premiering in June 2018.

All three new natural history series will premiere globally in 37 countries and 140 countries on Nat Geo WILD. For more information, visit or our press site

“As the only network that is 100% dedicated to celebrating animals and wild places, we take great pride in consistently bringing our viewers powerful and awe-inspiring wildlife specials and series,” said Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager of Nat Geo WILD. “Nat Geo WILD captivates audiences by showcasing jaw-dropping landscapes and animals, and this wildly entertaining natural history slate upholds our unparalleled reputation for wildlife programming.”

New Premiere Specials Include:

America’s Wild Frontier (5X60)
New Series Premieres Friday, March 2 at 8/7c
From the Great Valley of Appalachia and the Badlands of South Dakota to the ice sheets in the Land of Lakes, explore the dramatic landscapes of the great frontier and the wildlife that continues to thrive in America’s heartland. Renowned for some of the most beautiful, wild scenery in the world, the five-part series’ showcases a diverse cast of characters that includes bears, bison, beavers, weasels, wood ducks, and wild horses. Whether it’s among flooded waterways or down on the farm, America’s Wild Frontier reveals that life in the heartland is often fraught with risk and danger for both people and animals alike.

The Mighty Northwest (5X60)
New Series Premieres in April 2018
Home to the tallest trees on earth, the last of America’s big glaciers, and a string of towering volcanoes, America’s Pacific Northwest is one of the nation’s most intriguing and mesmerizing natural wonders. In this five-part series, discover the epic meeting of land and sea that attracts some of the biggest marine life on the planet, traverse the Redwood forest—home to an incredible diversity of animals and the tallest living beings on earth, and trek the iconic Rocky Mountains where wildlife thrives despite the harsh climate and steep elevation.

Wild Russia (4X60)
New Series Premieres in June 2018
Wild Russia is a stunning adventure across Russia’s unique terrain that extends across 12 time zones with contrasting environments. Celebrate Russia’s most mysterious locations and iconic wildlife in this landmark four-part series that takes you on a journey through the wetlands of the Kamchatka Peninsula, the crystal clear waters of Lake Baikal—the oldest and deepest lake in the world, the icy and pristine landscapes of Siberia, and a little-visited corner of the globe—the Russian Far East. Experience intimate encounters with the incredible species within this expansive country including brown bears, the Baika seal, the Siberian lynx, leopords, tigers and an abundance of bird and fish species.

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Molly Mulrain, 202-912-6745,
Kate Hawken, 571-451-6330,

Media Contacts:
Molly Mulrain, 202-912-6745,
Kate Hawken, 571-451-6330,


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