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Can a NFL player out run a cheetah?

Have you ever wondered if an NFL player could out run a cheetah? Get your tailgating gear together, place your bets, and tune in to Big Cat Week on Nat Geo WILD to find out the answer to that question!


During the 4th annual Big Cat Week viewers will be delighted and amazed by nature’s Biggest and Baddest Cats! There are also specials with entertainment’s Biggest names including NFL Superstars, the Best Big Cat Filmmakers in the World … oh, and there might also be a little bit of Betty White too! You won’t want to miss this week of TV!


Check out the first ever one on one race with a cheetah in Man v. Cheetah! Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson (the NFL’s fastest running back) and Chicago Bears’ Devin Hester (the super-agile wide receiver and kick returner) both take part in an extraordinary challenge to literally go one-on-one in a first-ever race with a cheetah.

Nat Geo WILD’s Man v. Cheetah is part of the network’s highest rated week, Big Cat Week premiering Friday, Nov. 29, at 9 pm et/pt. But this is more than a television event, BIG CAT WEEK is an extension of the Big Cats Initiative, a long-term commitment by the National Geographic Society to stop poaching, save habitat and sound the call that big steps are needed to save big cats around the world.

This global initiative actively supports on-the-ground conservation projects and education to help stem and eventually reverse the rapid disappearance of big cat populations. For more information on BIG CAT WEEK, visit or follow us on twitter @NGC_PR. More information on the Big Cats Initiative and how you can get involved, visit

Who do you think will win? Man, or cheetah?

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“Secret Life of Dogs”

Nat Geo WILD has an amazing two-hour special “Secret Life of Dogs,” premiering THIS Sunday, August 25. You will want to watch this gorgeous documentary that follows an adorably cute labrador from birth to adulthood and uses the latest advancements in photography to break down the physiology and biology of canines.

Take a moment and watch the trailer, you will be hooked!

And of course, we couldn’t leave out this clip of Max the rescue dog either. See how Max helped save a life!

The special premieres this Sunday, August 25 at 9pm ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD. Seriously, you won’t want to miss this one!

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Alpha Dogs on NatGeo WILD

Have you ever wondered what goes into the training of hero dogs? Alpha Dogs, which premiers tomorrow on NatGeo WILD, will show you! Alpha Dogs goes behind the scenes of Vohne Liche Kennels (VLK), one of the premiere K-9 training facilities in the world. They do it all with one goal: serving our country.

Alpha Dogs cast with executive producer Jack Osbourne (photo credit: National Geographic Channel)

VLK trains dogs for every branch of the military, the Secret Service, law enforcement – these dogs have helped take down some of the most infamous terrorists in history. From jumping from helicopters and sniffing out explosives, to catching and escorting criminals, these dogs are true unsung heroes! They’re so valuable, that one can go for as much as $50,000 depending on what they’re needed for and trained to do.

Take a sneak peek at this clip! A mock drill is set up with the Special Forces dogs and helicopters:

“The K-9s you’ll meet in Alpha Dogs are serious animals, a perfect combination of muscle and smarts, trained at the highest level,” says executive producer Jack Osbourne. “If you met Kenny and team on the street, you’d never expect that this group of beer-drinking, motorcycle-driving, tattoo-covered guys from small-town Indiana would be some of the world’s finest law enforcement trainers. From the moment I met them and saw their operation, they blew me away.”

Beginning Friday, Feb. 8, at 9 & 9:30 p.m. ET (and airing weekly Fridays at 9 & 9:30 p.m. ET), on Nat Geo WILD. Be sure to tune in!

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Puppy Bowl Co-viewing App presented by Subaru

Who else is excited for Puppy Bowl Sunday!? We sure are, and what is even more exciting is the new Puppy Bowl Co-viewing App presented by Subaru. The app will bring you special content and engagement during the airing of the Puppy Bowl. Be sure to download the app here so you can be ready to go on Sunday!

The Puppy Bowl content will only be available during the Puppy Bowl! I can’t wait to see what it will be like to watch the adorable puppies, the hedgehog cheerleaders, and of course to check out the extra fun the app will bring! And what would the Puppy Bowl be without a little tailgating?

The Puppy Bowl airs at 3pm e/p on Animal Planet. And, the app is available for tablet and mobile devices.

Will you be tuning in? We have already been getting our special treats ready!

This post is sponsored by Subaru. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Dog Tested. Dog Approved.™ campaign. As always, all opinions are my own.

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