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Expedition Wild

Expedition Wild

Spring 2014 Television
Ages: 13 - 16 yrs.
Rating: TV G

Casey Anderson is a wildlife expert who grew up in Montana. He made a name for himself by rescuing and raising a grizzly bear cub named Brutus, as chronicled on a National Geographic special. In this series, Expedition Wild with Casey Anderson he takes viewers into the wild as he tracks animals.

In one episode of his show, a buddy alerts him to the fact that a female mountain lion and some of her kittens are holed up in a nearby cave. Whispering to the camera, we go along as Casey explains how he'll try to capture some video footage of the mama lion. At first he uses three dogs to find the big cat, then he uses special video cameras to capture the lioness at night with her babies. Casey is so enthusiastic about seeing the mountain lion that it's hard to not to get excited along with him. Other episodes include Casey traveling to Alaska to find a wolverine, Casey talking to people who've been attacked by grizzly bears, and Casey trekking into the wilds of Yellowstone's backcountry.

Expedition Wild makes viewers feel as if they are part of the action and offers a more gritty and real look at wildlife than some other animal shows. Casey is fun to watch, but be prepared to see things that may upset younger viewers, such as a dead deer carcass.

Ann Oldenburg   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Ann Oldenburg, lecturer and interim director of the journalism program at Georgetown University, writes about television, food, workplace issues and other pop culture topics. A University of Florida Gator with a degree in journalism, she began her career at The Washington Post and spent more than two decades with USA TODAY. She and her husband have three sons and live in McLean, Virginia.

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