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Jack Hanna's Into the Wild is a live action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. Host Jack Hanna takes viewers on a journey around the world to showcase animals in their natural habitats. In addition to showing footage of the creatures and giving information about the places where they live, Into the Wild discusses the protection and conservation of endangered species.

Season 3

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EPISODE 1

TREKKING TANGERINE

Join Jack and his daughter Kathaleen as they travel to Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park.  They search for an elusive elephant called Big Mamma and encounter tons of wildlife along the way.  

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EPISODE 4

AFRICA'S BIG FIVE

South Africa is the place for seeing the biggest and most recognizable animals in all of Africa.  So today, Jack is heading straight to the famous Shamwari Game Reserve for up-close encounters with elephants, rhino, lions and the rest of the Big Five!

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EPISODE 7

SHAMWARI: SOUL OF THE EARTH

Jack is headed to South Africa to explore one of the most ground-breaking reserves on the continent – Shamwari.  What once was old farming land, is now a meticulously restored eco-system brimming with wildlife and adventure.  And Jack and his family don’t miss a beat, getting up close and personal with Hippos, Cheetah and much more!

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EPISODE 10

THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

Travel with Jack, and his wife Sue, to beautiful Cape Town as they discover how South Africa’s wildlife is faring in the big city!  They’re literally stopping traffic to protect a troop of travelling Baboons.  Then they hit the beach to hang out with a breeding colony of African Penguins -- a species on the road to recovery after being threatened by an oil spill a decade ago.  Join Jack for this unforgettable adventure beneath majestic Table Mountain!

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EPISODE 13

SHAMWARI'S WILD VEST

Jungle Jack is lending a hand to Shamwari’s world-renowned veterinarians and anti-poaching unit as they work on the front lines of conservation in South Africa. 

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EPISODE 16

A GRIZZLY ENCOUNTER

Come along with Jack on an adventure to bear country in Montana! Jack and some local bear experts come face-to-face with a grizzly that raided a family’s farmhouse.  

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EPISODE 19

ROLLING DOG RANCH

Jack and his wife Sue are in Montana meeting up with some amazing people who are taking animal rescue to whole new level!  First, a couple that left big city life to run a ranch dedicated to animals in need. They meet blind and disabled dogs, horses and cats -- each with an amazing story.  Then, they head to a groundbreaking animal shelter. This is one adventure that is sure to touch your heart.

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EPISODE 22

THE LITTLEST BEASTS

Join Jack as he travels to the remote Sukau River on the island of Borneo in Malaysia where he gets a seldom-seen look at pygmy elephants as they emerge from the rain forest.  Then after a dawn river boat excursion where Jack spots rare proboscis monkeys, a camouflaged pit viper, and curious long-tailed macaques; Jack treks through the rainforest to see orangutans in the wild – the only great ape he has yet to see in its native habitat. 

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EPISODE 25

ELEPHANT CAMP

Pack your trunks -- Jungle Jack is heading to Zimbabwe!  Just around the corner from majestic Victoria Falls, the folks at Elephant Camp are working to provide a home to orphaned Elephants in need.  Jack assists the team in radio collaring a soon to be released female.  And, Jack takes a walk with the fastest land mammal on the planet… an orphaned cheetah getting a second chance at life.

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EPISODE 28

PRIDE OF SAMBONA

In Africa, the Lion is king!  But at South Africa’s Sanbona Wildlife Reserve they are much more than that. This is the only place on the planet where white lions roam free.  Join Jack as he searches for Big Cats and Big Adventure in the unique arid landscape of Sanbona!

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EPISODE 31

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GREAT APES

Jack is heading to Florida to meet some unexpected residents in the small town of Wauchula. Nestled among the orange groves, the Center for Great Apes is providing a loving home to dozens of orangutans and chimpanzees in need.  After being rescued, or retired from the entertainment industry, many of these playful primates had nowhere to go. Hear their remarkable stories as we head, Into the Wild!

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EPISODE 34

THE WILDS

What could be better than getting up-close animal encounters with wildlife from Africa, Asia and North America?  Doing it all in one place, right here in the ole’ US of A!  That’s exactly what Jungle Jack has in store on this adventure to The Wilds, in southeastern Ohio!  Check out rare creatures like Takin, Asian One-Horned Rhino, White Rhino, Wild Dogs, Cheetah and whole lot more!

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EPISODE 37

BEARIZONA

Jungle Jack is heading to the Wild West to meet up with some of America’s most iconic species!  Bears, Wolves, Bison, Big Horn Sheep and more!

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EPISODE 40

SNAKES ALIVE

Borneo has some of the most diverse wildlife on Earth, and Jack is there to find it!  Join in as he explores Bako National Park on the South China Sea. This is a Malaysian adventure filled with snakes and lots more!

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EPISODE 43

JACK'S ZOO ADVENTURES

What could be better than getting up-close animal encounters with wildlife from Africa, Asia and North America?  Doing it all in one place, right here in the ole’ US of A!  That’s exactly what Jungle Jack has in store on this adventure to The Wilds, in southeastern Ohio!  Check out rare creatures like Takin, Asian One-Horned Rhino, White Rhino, Wild Dogs, Cheetah and whole lot more!

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EPISODE 46

ZULU NYALA

Jack heads into South Africa’s Zululand for an adventure with Cheetah, Rhino, Dung Beetles, and the Nyala antelope.  Then he is welcomed into a Zulu tribe, with his daughter Kathaleen.

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EPISODE 49

THE DRIEST PLACE ON EARTH 

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is known as the highest and driest desert in the world, and it’s also home to some of the rarest wildlife on the planet.  Jack wants to explore it all…from colorful flamingos to rare cats and even a newly discovered species.  This is one adventure you won’t want to miss!

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EPISODE 52

GALAPAGOS: ISLA RABIDA

Jungle Jack explores the red island known as Rabida in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands.  See Darwin Finches, Sea Lions, Pelicans and loads of other creatures living on the enchanting island!

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EPISODE 2

TROPICAL TALES OF TORTUGUERO

Jack discovers Costa Rica’s Tortuguero National Park. He has a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a wild Jaguar, meets Toucans, Monkeys, and Caimans all before checking out life the remote village.

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EPISODE 5

SWAMP SAFARI

Come along with Jungle Jack as he embarks on a safari through Florida’s Everglades, where he comes face-to-face with alligators and rattlesnakes. And, a rare look at the Native American traditions of the Seminole Tribe.

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EPISODE 8

ADVENTURE TO LA PAZ

Join Jack and Suzi for a journey to La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica where they meet local species, like sloth, hummingbirds, and jaguar, thriving in the rainforest. And, they get more than they bargained for at a local dog shelter that’s home to more than 800 rescued dogs!

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EPISODE 11

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Join Jack and his grandson as they journey to the lush jungles of Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania. They encounter an elephant road block, migrating pelicans, baboons, hippos and more!

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EPISODE 14

COSTA RICA'S BATS AND VIPERS

Jack and Suzi head deep into Costa Rica’s jungles looking for Bats, before an up-close encounter with a deadly Fer de Lance viper.  And, he meets a dog that can sniff out a rare Bushmaster species.

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EPISODE 17

NAPO RIVER ADVENTURE

Deep in the Amazon, Jack ventures down the Napo River in search Pink River Dolphins.  He meets a baby Tapir rescued from the jungle and comes face-to-face with a deadly Caiman.

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EPISODE 20

SANBONA WILDLIFE PRESERVE

Join Jack and his family as they head to South Africa’s Western Cape to discover the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve!  This distinctive land where the San people once lived is home to loads of unique animal experiences, from an up-close look at a trio of cheetah on the hunt, and a family of cliff-dwelling Baboons to Lions on the prowl. Don’t miss this adventure into the seldom-seen eco-systems of Sanbona.

Image by Magdalena Kula Manchee

EPISODE 23

GALAPAGOS: ISABELA ISLAND

Join Jack for an adventure to the Galapagos Islands.  He meets giant tortoises, land iguanas, sea turtles and more! 

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EPISODE 26

BRAVING BOCAS

Panama’s Bocas del Toro archipelago is home to beautiful beaches and pristine waters, and it’s also home to high concentration of Bats!  Jack hikes into a remote cave for an up-close look at the beneficial species. 

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EPISODE 29

ECUADOR'S AMAZON

Come along into the heart of the Amazon River Basin as Jack explores untouched jungles that are teeming with wildlife. He encounters Spider Monkeys, gets a crash course in jungle survival skills, before going on a night hike in search of the Insects and Amphibians that bring the rainforest to life after dark.

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EPISODE 32

GOING BATTY

Jack takes flight in Panama in search of Bats, Birds and other Jungle Creatures! Jack discovers how Bats are vital to Earth’s pest control and learns about one of the coolest adaptations in the animal world – echolocation! Then Jack heads to Canopy Tower to get a birds-eye view of the rainforest canopy.

Wild Frog

EPISODE 35

EXPLORING EL VALLE

In Panama’s fertile volcanic valley, El Valle, Jack comes face-to-face with critically endangered Panamanian Golden Frogs and other rare and unique amphibians, before zip-lining though valley!  Jack also visits a nearby Cacao plantation to learn ancient harvesting techniques and meet the neighboring wildlife.

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EPISODE 38

GOING GALAPAGOS

Jack travels to the awe-inspiring Galapagos Islands where he visits a pristine island booming with bio-diversity called Fernandina, home to a huge colony of Marine Iguanas, along with Sea Lions, Sally Lightfoot Crabs and more!

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EPISODE 41

ZIMBABWE: CATS & DOGS 

At Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, Jack heads out on a Lion-tracking expedition learning the dynamic social structure of these amazing Big Cats!  And, Jack hits the trail looking for one of the most rare and endangered species in Africa -- African Wild Dogs. All before diving into Devil’s Pool for one-of-a-kind view of Victoria Falls.

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EPISODE 44

WILD PATAGONIA

Join Jack and Sue as they head to southern tip of Chile to explore the untamed region of Patagonia!  The land beneath the towering Andes Mountains is home to Condors, Guanacos and some of the most beautiful Glaciers in the world – and Jack even learns what it takes to be a South American cowboy!

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EPISODE 47

SMOKY MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Jungle Jack discovers the incredible dedication of caregivers in the hills of Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains.  Baby Birds, Raccoons, Possums and more! 

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EPISODE 50

RHINOS OF ZULULAND

Journey into the bush in South Africa’s Zululand with Jack, Kathaleen, and Zulu Nyala’s rangers as they encounter rhinos on foot and see the tactics rangers are using to wage war against poaching.

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EPISODE 3

LIVING ON THE SERENGETI

Jack joins in on a mission to save an Elephant caught in a deadly snare, before getting a glimpse of life on the savannah for Lions and Leopards.

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EPISODE 6

SPECTACULAR SERENGETI

Jungle Jack takes his grandson on an epic Serengeti safari. They witness Cheetah and Lion on the savannah, Wildebeest and Zebra starting their annual migration and visit a local Maasai school.

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EPISODE 9

THE GREAT MIGRATION

Jungle Jack and Suzi are stunned to see the Great Migration in action as animals cross the Mara River into Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.  Millions of wildebeest and zebra make the epic journey, while big cats like lion and cheetah share the famed African landscape. 

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EPISODE 12

EXPLORING OTAVALO

Jack heads to Ecuador’s highlands to visit a colorful Ecuadorian market before heading to Parque Condor, a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned birds of prey, like Owls, Eagles and Condors.

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EPISODE 15

SAFARI TO SELOUS

Join Jungle Jack and his grandson on safari to Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve, the largest reserve in Africa.  They encounter territorial hippos, nesting crocodiles along with elephant, giraffe, impala and more!

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EPISODE 18

THE GREAT GORILLA TREK

Get ready for the trek of a lifetime, deep into the forests of Gabon, as Jack searches for elusive lowland Gorillas! 

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EPISODE 21

INTO THE CLOUD FOREST

Jack heads into the mystical and mysterious Mashpi cloud forest in Ecuador, where the rainforest meets the Andes Mountains.  The forest is buzzing with hundreds of hummingbirds, bats, snakes and butterflies!

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EPISODE 24

DEWILDT'S CHEETAHS

Jack goes to work behind-the-scenes at the world-renowned Ann van Dyk Cheetah Center in South Africa where over 800 Cheetah cubs have been bred in the last 40 years. Jack also comes face-to-face with rare African Wild Dogs.

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EPISODE 27

LOANGO: AFRICA'S LAST EDEN

Loango National Park in Gabon is often called Africa’s Last Eden.  Come along with Jack and his family as they explore the untouched wilderness, encountering Forest Elephants, Forest Buffalo, an injured Sea Turtle and the wildest beach on the planet!

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EPISODE 30

LOPE NATIONAL PARK

The lush lands of Lope are home to rare and unique creatures like Forest Elephants, Forest Buffalo, and Red River Hogs.  Plus, loads of primates, and Jack has a close encounter with a gorilla!

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EPISODE 33

SEA TURTLES OF PONGARA

Gabon is home to some of the wildest beaches on the planet, and Pongara is no exception.  Come along with Jack as he witnesses one of nature’s most awe-inspiring feats -- one-ton Leatherback Sea Turtles returning to shore to lay their eggs.

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EPISODE 36

OKAVANGO DELTA

Come along with Jungle Jack as he braves the waters of Botswana’s Okavango Delta! The world’s largest inland delta provides a beautiful home to thriving wildlife like Crocs, Hippos and Elephants.  Then Jack hits the safari truck to explore the nearby landscape where he meets rare African Wild Dogs and elusive Leopards!

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EPISODE 39

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Join Jungle Jack as he comes face-to-face with the powerful pachyderms of Chobe National Park. The park is known for its massive elephant population, but Jack also encounters Hippos, Cape Buffalo, Kudu, Crocs, Warthogs and more! Then Jack spends the day with a local veterinarian, seeing both heartbreak and hope for the animals of Chobe.

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EPISODE 42

GABON'S PRIMATES

Gabon’s pristine habitats are prime for primates!  Come along as Jungle Jack meets up with conservationists to learn about the future of primates big and small, including Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Mandrills and more!

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EPISODE 45

ELEPHANTS OF ZIMBABWE

Join Jungle Jack and his family as they immerse themselves into the elephant population at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.  The Hanna’s hide-out underground in a unique bunker at one of Hwange’s watering holes where they get a never-before-seen perspective of the powerful pachyderms.  Then Jack and Sue are faced with the unsettling effects of drought, as they see first-hand how devastating lack of water is on the park’s 30,000 elephants.  This is an emotional journey Into the Wild.

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EPISODE 48

MANDRILLS OF GABON

Jack treks deep into the rainforests of Gabon in search of Mandrills.  The elusive and brightly colored primates are the largest monkeys in the world and can only be found in Africa’s equatorial rainforests.

Image by Javier Mazzeo

EPISODE 51

JUNGLE CRUISE 

Jungle Jack’s taking a Jungle Cruise through the Amazon as he searches for elusive pink river dolphins.  But, along the way, Jack gets a lot more than he bargained for… from a sloth to giant river otters and even anacondas!  This is one adventure you won’t want to miss.

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