This June, Nat Geo WILD will get up close and personal with the world’s fiercest predators and most legendary animals. Our cameras will follow renowned explorer and biologist Niall McCann on his mission to find the Biggest & Baddest animals around the globe for conservation research. The series makes its debut on Friday, June 5, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD. The announcement was made today by Geoff Daniels, EVP and general manager of Nat Geo WILD.
“Niall’s genuine passion for animals and fearless attitude are on full display in this series, making his personal quest to bring the biggest and baddest animals on the planet into our families’ living rooms such a thrill,” said Daniels.
Niall has made it his mission to track down animals that have come in conflict with humans around the world, sometimes placing both in danger. His conservation work sheds light on the dilemmas the animals face. Climbing mountains, crossing jungle rivers, trekking across the outback and bushwhacking through dense wildernesses around the world, Niall courts adventure. And armed with his scientific knowledge and instincts, he does what others might be afraid to do — stare danger in the face without backing down.
“My passion is to track down formidable wildlife to learn more about their behavior and habitat,” said Niall. “To be able to do this every day and share it with audiences is a dream come true.”
As humans encroach on wildlife habitats, animals — including bats, tigers and pythons — are forced to live closer and closer to people, sometimes even terrorizing communities. Our cameras will wade through murky waters in the swamps of Venezuela to catch giant anacondas, follow fearsome predators like the royal Bengal tiger into the jungles of Nepal and wrestle with deadly saltwater crocodiles in Australia’s Northern Territory. These animals have reputations for killing humans, but Niall will disregard danger and get close enough to learn more about these animals.