The Wild Episode
By Brian Ruckley : Author and natural history and zoology podcaster
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A Collection of Wonders, Curiosities and Occasionally Horrors from the Natural World. Amazing stories about amazing wildlife - and sometimes amazing people, amazing science and amazing history too.
||CleanSteller's Sea Cow : Steller's Menagerie Part One||Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas) was one of the most surprising, dramatic and generally amazing animals to have shared the world with modern humans. To tell its story is going to take two episodes - and this first of them, to be honest, doesn't...||10 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCorn Crake : The Undiscovered Song||Vikings! Monks! Poetry! Plus, a bird that is next to impossible to see, but almost impossible not to hear. The corn crake (Crex crex) has one of the most distinctive voices in the animal world, and for centuries - even as its population in the UK has...||27 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord Howe Island Stick Insect : The Lazarus Stick||This Wild Episode is all about what was once the rarest insect in the world - the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect (Dryococelus australis) - and the bizarre story of how it escaped extinction, pulling off one of the most amazing tricks of species...||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreenland Shark : The Shark in Darkness||Where better to start The Wild Episode than with a shark? Specifically, the Greenland Shark. Somniosus microcephalus. One of the least well known, and most mysterious, top predators in the world. An enormous Arctic shark that lives longer than...||27 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|