Join the National Geographic channel to learn about the real Wild West. The West was wild long before a cowboy ever rode horse across the plains. And this National Geographic series will prove the fact.
This three part series will explore the animal world of the West. The series is titled The Wild West. It consists of three one hour episodes, Gold Rush, High Noon and True Grit. Learn about the real outlaws in the west, the untamed animals that call America their home. Learn about elephant seals, black and brown bears and bobcats. See how they settle scores in the animal kingdom.
The series explores the animal world of the West as we see how they obtain food, shelter and survive the everyday trials of life. It is a fascinating look into a world humans rarely get the chance to see.
Timothy Olyphant narrates the three part series beginning with Gold Rush. This episode features how the smallest mouse to the largest bobcat face survival. See in brilliant detail, the upstream migration of the Alaskan salmon. Then get an inside view to the animals that call the Redwood Forest home. Snakes, owls, bobcats and mice wage a battle of survival among the tallest trees in the world.
The second installment is High Noon. Embark on a journey to the most desolate region of the West, the desert. Only the strong survive here. The toughest of the tough call the desert home. Meet the vultures – the undertakers of the desert, hawks and scorpions. Hawks hunt the desert like gangs and scorpions find food sources in other scorpions. It is a dog eat dog world.
The third and final installment is True Grit. Meet the inhabitants of the Rocky Mountains. This is where the gray wolves, feared and respected, reside. Learn how they fight, hunt and keep order in the pack. You will also meet another animal feared throughout their territory, the grizzly bear. Learn how they teach their young to survive in the mountains. This episode also features bronc busters. These tough cowboys take on the wild horse, using generations old techniques. It is man verses beast.
Timothy Olyphant, star of FX’s hit show Justified, is the perfect narrator for this series. Olyphant is no stranger to the Wild West himself, having played tough western lawmen Seth Bullock in HBO’s Deadwood and Marshal Raylan Givens in Justified. His soft yet steely voice lets the story flow along with ease.
The National Geographic Channel will be airing all three episodes of The Wild West on Saturday, August 3rd. The first episode airs at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. The episodes will air back to back with the final one airing at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Watch one of the scenes below