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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 • 21 Ratings

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

    Corsac Fox : Two Foxes, an Eagle and a Marmot

    Corsac Fox : Two Foxes, an Eagle and a Marmot

    The Corsac Fox is a small, elegant fox of Central Asia, Mongolia and China - a huge range, most of which it shares with four other animals that loom large in its life: red fox, golden eagle, marmots and, inevitably ... humans. 
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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: Mastoom Mastoom/Asmar Asmar, Drum Solo and Fidayda by Turku, Nomads of the Silk Road, CC BY 4.0 

    • 31 min
    Neon Flying Squid : You'll Believe a Squid Can Fly

    Neon Flying Squid : You'll Believe a Squid Can Fly

    The Neon Flying Squid is one of those animals that lives up to its cool name: a squid that can actually fly. And we're not talking just gliding - time to talk jets and rockets ...
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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: Wonder Cycle, Your Journey Is Resuming Now and It Takes a Lot to Keep a Figure Like This, by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 3.0

    • 29 min
    Scottnema : Maximum South

    Scottnema : Maximum South

    The most numerous purely terrestrial animal in Antarctica is almost certainly the nematode worm Scottnema lindsayae. An astonishingly resilient little creature that goes places almost no other animal can, and probably rides the wind to get there ...
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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: Iced Spring Theme and The Fall by Peter Rudenko, CC BY 4.0 and CC BY 3.0 respectively.

    • 31 min
    Red-Crowned Crane : DMZ

    Red-Crowned Crane : DMZ

    The Red-Crowned Crane is a hugely charismatic, properly iconic bird, with symbolic importance in much Asian art, culture and myth. So here's me trying, in a way, to use it as a symbol of something else ... the state of the natural world, for want of a better description ...
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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: Kindling, Goldfinch: Flight to the North and Reservoir Sunsnset by Axletree, CC BY 4.0

    • 36 min
    Emperor Scorpion : Very Good With Children

    Emperor Scorpion : Very Good With Children

    The Emperor Scorpion (Pandinus imperator) is one of the biggest, most impressive and fearsome-looking scorpions in the world. So why is it described online as '... very good with children ...'?
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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: Sad Marimba Planet and What's Behind The Door by Lee Rosevere, CC BY 3.0

    • 30 min
    (REBROADCAST) Northern Fulmar : The Foul Gull of St Kilda

    (REBROADCAST) Northern Fulmar : The Foul Gull of St Kilda

    To fill an unanticipated, COVID-related gap in the schedule, this is a rebroadcast of an episode from the first year of the podcast - one that mysteriously became unavailable in the podcast feed a while back. Hopefully it sticks around this time, though no promises since I don't know what went wrong with it the first time round.
    The northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) is one of the commonest seabirds in the North Atlantic, and a true master of the air. But most importantly for this episode, it is a central character in the story of how, for centuries, a village of perhaps two hundred people survived in one of Britain's most isolated, bleak locations ...
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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:
    Bloom (Instrumental) and Fight the Sea (Instrumental) by Josh Woodward. CC BY 4.0.
    The Return by nisei23. CC BY 3.0.
    In A Moment and Reflections by Lee Rosevere. CC BY 3.0.
    Field Recording of fulmars by neilg. CC BY 3.0

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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!

Andy Pym ,

The Wild Episode

One of the best, if not the best, natural history podcasts I've listened to. I can't recommend them highly enough. Many thanks for doing them Brian.

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