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
Episode 302: Habitat Islands and Wildlife Corridors
Episode 303: Animal Ambassadors
Episode 304: Conservation and Public Policy
Episode 305: Outdoor Ethics
Episode 306: Emerging Wildlife Diseases
Episode 307: Careers with Wildlife
Episode 308: Reconnecting with Nature
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!