Untamed: Life is Wild is a television series co-produced by the Wildlife Center of Virginia and VPM, Virginia's home for public media. The series focuses on a variety of wildlife issues drawn directly from the stories of the thousands of wild animals in need of care that arrive at the Wildlife Center’s doorstep every year. The stories of these animals illustrate the wider problems wildlife face — litter, pesticides, free-roaming domestic animals, habitat loss, and diseases – and challenge viewers to take action to protect wildlife.

Season One (2019) was 13 episodes long.  Each episode focused on a different species treated at the Center, including Black Bears, Bald Eagles, vultures, songbirds, and more.

Season Two (2020) was 13 episodes long.  Each episode explored a challenging wildlife issue from the perspective of a large wildlife hospital, including issues such as lead poisoning, litter, outdoor cats, and more.

Season Three premiered on April 1 and concluded on May 20. Watch all the episodes, and explore more resources in our compendium, here: 

Episode 301: From Rescue to Release

Learn more and watch more videos in our "Rescue to Release" compendium! 

Episode 302: Habitat Islands and Wildlife Corridors

Learn more and watch more videos in our "Habitat Islands and Wildlife Corridors" compendium! 


Episode 303: Animal Ambassadors

Learn more and watch more videos in our "Animal Ambassadors" compendium!

Episode 304: Conservation and Public Policy

Learn more and watch more videos in our Conservation & Public Policy compendium!

Episode 305: Outdoor Ethics 

Learn more and watch more videos in our Outdoor Ethics compendium! 


Episode 306: Emerging Wildlife Diseases

Learn more and watch more videos in our Emerging Wildlife Diseases compendium! 

Episode 307: Careers with Wildlife



Learn more and watch more videos in our Careers with Wildlife compendium! 

Episode 308: Reconnecting with Nature



Learn more and watch more videos in our Reconnecting with Nature compendium!

Untamed on the Radio

Each week, a 90-second radio spot airs on VPM News (88.9 FM)! New spots air on Wednesday mornings during Morning Edition, repeat Wednesday afternoons on All Things Considered, and again on Saturdays during Weekend Edition. Listen in and learn about a wide range of seasonal wildlife conservation issues and what you can do to make a difference. 


Interested in bringing Untamed to your local PBS station?

Untamed Seasons One and Two are available to public television stations across the country through American Public Television. Interested viewers may contact their local public television to request that they air Untamed!