Season 1

Episode guide Season 1

wildthings1This exhilarating travel-adventure series follows actor and wildlife enthusiast Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings) as he explores the remote corners of the globe in search of some the most astonishing animals in the world. In each episode, Dominic takes the viewer along on an intimate journey as he backpacks through the rainforests of Ecuador, the caves of Venezuela, the arid deserts of Namibia and many more exotic locales to get up close and personal with some of the most dangerous and elusive creatures known to man. Along the way, he’ll encounter vibrant locals, quirky experts and a host of creatures that inhabit the strange and wonderfully wild places on our planet.

The episodes were shown in a different order in different countries, below they are listed in the order of how they premiered on BBC America.

Episode 1: Giant Water Bug – Vietnam
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Dom travels from snake-infested rice paddies of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta to a crocodile filled lake in search of one of the world’s most dangerous aquatic insects – the giant water bug.
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Episode 2: Giant Huntsman Spider – Laos
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Dom journeys to Laos in search of a remote underground river that is home to a venomous, massive-fanged creature the size of a dinner plate – the Giant Huntsmen Spider – an arachnid so rare that only a few humans have ever interacted with it in the wild.
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Episode 3: Black Hairy Thick Tail Scorpion – Namibia
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Dom braves the remote wilderness of Namibia, Africa on the hunt for the continent’s largest, deadly scorpion – the black hairy thick-tailed scorpion.
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Episode 4: Giant Centipede – Venezuela
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Dom journeys into the wilds of Venezuela in search of a remote cave rumored to house the world’s largest centipede – scolopendra gigantica – an aggressive, venomous carnivore that is rumored to snatch bats right out of the air.
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Episode 5: White Goliath Beetle – Cameroon
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In an attempt to locate one of the rarest animals on the planet – the giant white goliath beetle – Dom must infiltrate the “black market” insect trade in Cameroon, Africa.
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Episode 6: Army Ants – Ecuador
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Dom travels deep into the heart of the Ecuadorian rainforest to face-off with a four million strong colony of flesh-eating, venom injecting army ants – a terrifying mass of insects that may be the largest ant colony ever discovered in the “new world.”
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Episode 7: Giant Malaysian Honey Bees
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Dom faces his greatest fear when he must get up close and personal with hundreds of thousands of giant Malaysian honey bees – a formidable insect that lives in hives hundreds of feet above the jungle floor.
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Episode 8: Guatemalan Beaded Lizard
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Dom travels to Guatemala and immerses himself in the rich world of Mayan legend and lore as he seeks out one of the most endangered and venomous reptiles on the planet – the Guatemalan beaded lizard.
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