Hope in the Wild is a live action, half hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Wildlife rehabilitation expert Hope Swinimer and her dedicated team rescue and heal injured and orphaned animals of all kinds. Hope's passion for wildlife conservation shines through everything she does as she and her team go on difficult missions to care for and return each animal to the wild. Hope in the Wild educates viewers on the day-to-day jobs of this animal care team and the varied species the team encounters. This show is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children.
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
An orphaned grey seal nicknamed Hollywood needs Hope's help for a feel-good ending.
THE BEAR NECESSITIES
Hope and Dr. Barry travel to Vancouver to learn about working with orphaned black bears.
WINNIE THE SEAL
Hope welcomes a harbor seal with pneumonia and attempts to release this year's herd of overly friendly white-tailed deer fawns.
Hope and her team rehab a baby harbor seal, release a grey seal, and relocate a pair of seal pups.
Hope and Krista travel to Toronto, Canada, to learn about animal rehab in the big city, including a duck rescue and a coyote with mange
SLOW AND STEADY HEDDY
Hope's team, with some helpful from a veterinary school, spend a full year rehabilitating an injured snapping turtle
CATCH AND RELEASE
Hope and her team round up spring orphans, including raccoons, foxes and skunks, as well as a more recently arrived falcon, for a big day of releases
Dr. Barry works with injured birds, including a bald eagle, a gull and a Wilson's snipe, and Hope's team releases a group of rehabilitated raccoon orphans
CENTRAL AMERICAN ADVENTURE
Hope and Dr. Barry work with coatis, toucans, monkeys and kinkajous at a Costa Rican wildlife rehab
The first orphaned white-tailed deer fawn arrives at the Rehab, but how long will it take for others to follow?
Hope and Dr. Barry journey to Southwest Florida to learn more about rehabilitating seabirds and turtles, and come face to face with an alligator.
FLORIDA FOWL & REPTILE REHAB
Hope and Dr. Barry visit a Florida rehab where they tend to a brown pelican, a gopher tortoise and a baby alligator.
FOND FEATHERED FAREWELLS
Hope and her team release an assortment of rehabilitated birds, along with a rowdy raccoon release round-up!
KAYLA'S HAPPY BIRD DAY
Volunteer Kayla spends the day picking up, dropping off and rescuing a variety of injured birds
Hope's team rescues four baby ducklings and re-releases a variety of rehabilitated birds including starlings, gulls and a flicker
Dr. Barry and volunteer Hayley visit an English wildlife rehab to work with deer, house martins and adorable little hedgehogs
DON'T MESS WITH SWEETIE
Hope and Dr. Barry visit a wildlife sanctuary in Costa Rica where they encounter a tayra, scarlet macaws and a friendly but potentially dangerous spider monkey named Sweetie
REHAB RELEASE REFLECTIONS
Thanks to Hope, her team and dedicated animal experts, a red-tailed hawk, a baby alligator, rabbits, songbirds, and a massive moose find their way back to the wild
LATE SUMMER STORIES
As summer comes to a close, rehabbing seals need to be moved to new enclosures, and a trio of birds may be ready for release.
Hope's team rescues a bald eagle that can't fly and rehabilitates an injured red-tailed hawk.
GRIN AND BEAR IT
Hope welcomes a bear to the Rehab for the first time, but will she be allowed to rehabilitate it?
THE GREAT DUCKLING RESCUE
Hope and Dr. Barry travel to British Columbia to learn more about raptor rehab, while back at the farm, the volunteers search for 4 missing ducklings
FINDING THE FOX
Hope and Krista participate in the rescue of a fox with mange on the grounds of a hospital in Toronto, Canada
ANIMAL AID IN THE UK
Dr. Barry and vet student Hayley travel to England to assist with fox rehabilitation, and for a bunny and song bird release
MOOSE ON THE LOOSE
A moose wanders into the city limits, a resident pigeon causes headaches at the farm, and two rehabilitated eagles fly free
THE CHRONICLES OF CLUCKY
A barred owl with mysterious medical maladies needs a lot of time and patience at Hope's farm