Journey deep into the heart of the world’s most remote jungles, savannas, tundras, mountains, and deserts with wildlife biologist Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant as she studies wild animals in their natural habitats. Rae and her teams spend years studying these animals – in order to protect their futures. Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant takes you inside their hidden worlds – and the action-packed adventures of the wildlife conservationists who track them.
Breaking glass ceilings, breaking down barriers, breaking molds: it’s exhilarating. And exhausting. Our season one finale is about what it’s really, truly like to be a Black, female scientist in America.
Since this is the last episode of the season. I want to say, thanks to you. Hosting the show ...
When I was living in Kenya, I learned a lot about animals and conservation, and I also learned about people and culture, sometimes through my own horribly embarrassing mistakes. I told you about one of those moments last week. This week I'm bringing you another story.
In part one of two, I share some embarrassing cross-cultural misunderstandings from my time living in East Africa. Hear about two of the biggest ones– and what they taught me about the country, the people, and myself.
A dead bear shows up in an unlikely place, and the discovery of how it died and how it got there makes me question my life’s work. A warning: This episode contains details of performing a necropsy of the bear in the woods, it contains language that may not be acceptable for young listeners or those with queasy stomachs.
In the last episode, I told you the story about a giraffe – a dead giraffe, actually – in Tarangire National Park, but I didn’t get to share any stories about lions. So, let me take you back to my first day in Tanzania, in the middle of the bush, and introduce you to two very unique lions I still think about to this day. This is a special short episode of “Going Wild.”
You already heard about my experience tracking lemurs in this mysterious rainforest in Madagascar in episode 2, but what I left out of that story was just how hard camping there for five weeks was on my body — especially as the only woman in the entire group. And yes, there was some blood involved.