We may be ready to race into new episodes of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild, but our first featured animal likes to take things slow … really slow. That’s just life as a tortoise!
Watch Peter and Dr. Rae travel to the Mojave Desert, the driest region of North America, to help conservationists save the Mojave desert tortoise. With special access to Edwards Air Force Base, they explore a groundbreaking program that head-starts baby tortoises and ensures the survival of the entire species. Along the way, they discover the desert tortoise’s most dangerous and most intelligent natural predator: the raven. Peter and Dr. Rae work alongside biologists and engineers who are fighting to contain the raven problem and bring balance back to the Mojave ecosystem.
Go behind the scenes of this episode by learning what it was like to film in the Mojave Desert.
And watch the story of the Mojave desert tortoise in the Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Protecting the Wild episode, “Desert-Dwelling Tortoises.” Check your local NBC listings for your airtime.
Can’t watch live? No sweat! You can stream the episode free on NBC.com.