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A Collection of Wonders and Curiosities from the Animal Kingdom. Zoology, natural history and sometimes human history too. Amazing stories about amazing wildlife.

The Wild Episode Brian Ruckley

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

A Collection of Wonders and Curiosities from the Animal Kingdom. Zoology, natural history and sometimes human history too. Amazing stories about amazing wildlife.

    Aldabra Giant Tortoise : The One and Only

    Aldabra Giant Tortoise : The One and Only

    The Aldabra Giant Tortoise is an amazing survivor of a lost time - very recently lost - when giant tortoises dominated many of the islands in the Indian Ocean. Aldabra Atoll is the only place in the world you can still see great herds of tens of thousands of these huge reptiles. 
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    Music
    Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.
    Modified versions of: Lost Frontier and Lost Time by Kevin MacLeod, CC BY 3.0 and Quiet Endings by Mark Wilson X, CC BY 4.0.

    • 33 min
    Phrynus longipes : The Whip Spider in the Cave

    Phrynus longipes : The Whip Spider in the Cave

    The Whip Spider Phrynus longipes is not a spider but one of the craziest-looking arachnids on Earth. They're also territorial and cannibalistic, so how do they manage to survive at super high densities in Caribbean caves without eating each other?
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    Music
    Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.
    Modified versions of: Solitude and Morpheus Cave by Mark Wilson X, CC BY 4.0, God, Why Do You Do What You Do to Me and They Call It Nature by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 3.0, and Horror 13 from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.

    • 32 min
    Glacier Lanternfish : The Scatterers

    Glacier Lanternfish : The Scatterers

    The Glacier Lanternfish is one of the most important fish in the world - part of arguably the greatest, and most under-appreciated, concentration of animal life on the planet. Which we can only really 'see', and understand, using sound.
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    Music
    Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.
    Modified versions of: Acoustic Ambient Improv #1, Acoustic Ambient Improv #2, Acoustic Ambient Improv #3 and Acoustic Ambient Improv #8 by Ryan Lutton, CC BY 3.0 

    • 33 min
    Matabele Ant : The Raid

    Matabele Ant : The Raid

    The Matabele Ant conducts large-scale raids against its only prey: termites. And the way it does it is amazing, with elements that might remind us of reconnaissance, generals, signalling, tactics, even battlefield medical services.
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    Music
    Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.
    Modified versions of: The Companionship of Isolation, Everything Tastes Different and A Gentle Fog Descends by Brylie Christopher Oxley, CC BY 4.0.
    medic medic voice by cosmicembers, CC BY 3.0.

    • 29 min
    Yellow-Footed Antechinus : Paying the Hormonal Price

    Yellow-Footed Antechinus : Paying the Hormonal Price

    The Yellow-footed Antechinus is a tiny marsupial predator in Australia that has a life history, and in particular a breeding system, that makes it one of the most unusual mammals in the entire world ...
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    Music
    Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.
    Modified versions of: Aggressive Phenomenon by Mystery Mammal, CC BY 4.0

    • 31 min
    Train Millipede : The Eight Year Itch

    Train Millipede : The Eight Year Itch

    The Japanese Train Millipede has a surprising history of interactions with the country's railway system, and the pattern of those interactions reveals it to be almost unique in the way its life is governed by a ticking clock ...
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    Music
    Opening & Closing Themes: Running Waters and Acoustic Meditation by Audionautix (Jason Shaw), from audionautix.com. CC BY 3.0.
    Modified versions of: (Ambient)Breath, Melancholy Fear, Discovery, A Fleeting Thought and Dream State by Kirk Osamayo, CC BY 4.0

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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fantastic

It’s so refreshing to hear a nature prog that has details and facts rather than just cutsy gloss.

lord darcey ,

V v good! Nice delivery and great content pitched at the right level

Brilliant natural history podcast which focuses on the more weird and wonderful organisms.

Neil UK Wildlife ,

Brillant and informative

One of the best researched wildlife podcasts and presented in a great way. Go listen now!

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