Untamed

The Wildlife Center of Virginia is excited to announce the upcoming television series, Untamed, which will premiere on May 2, 2019. 

Hosted by Ed Clark, Untamed looks at the wild and often perilous world of wildlife, as seen through the eyes of the patients of the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Each year, the Center provides state-of-the-art veterinary and rehabilitative care for 3,000 wild animals, ranging from playful Black Bear cubs and majestic Bald Eagles to hummingbirds, bats, and snakes. Each one of the Center’s patients provides a window on the environment and often unique insights into the challenges of life in the wild.

 

 

Untamed will go behind the scenes at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, where diagnosing and treating the injuries of individual patients are just the beginning of the Center’s investigative and conservation work; the team also strives to identify and the address the threats and hazards that cause harm to wildlife in the first place— ranging from illegal human activities to environmental contamination to emerging wildlife disease.

In addition to having treated more than 75,000 wild patients since the Wildlife Center of Virginia was established in 1982, the Center’s dedicated and highly trained team of veterinary and conservation professionals has provided specialized, hands-on training to more than a thousand veterinarians and other wildlife and conservation professionals from more than forty countries. The Wildlife Center educates and influences people globally -- an impact on conservation that is truly felt around the world. 

The 13-episode series will begin on May 2 and will air each Thursday at 8:00 p.m. on local PBS affiliate WVPT, and at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE (Richmond) and WHTJ (Charlottesville).  Each episode will also appear on WVPT's YouTube channel at 9:30 p.m. after it airs on television. Join us locally or online on May 2 for our Watch Party! 

Behind-the-scenes of Untamed