The Wilder Side

This video series will introduce you to unique species-at-risk that are at the forefront of novel conservation strategies. Not only are these ecologically significant species that play an important role in their habitat, but they are also ones that act to represent others of their kind.

Ep 1. Climbers

These climbers are found throughout the boreal forests of North America. They use their stealth to hunt the most difficult of prey. Learn about how these climbers are contributing to their landscape, and how the Wilder Institute is working to preserve the unique characteristics they bring to our Wilder world.

Ep 2. Singers

These Singers may not produce your typical bird songs, but to us, they are just as beautiful! These Singers, found in swampy marshes and wetlands across North America, have a variety of vocalizations that help us determine where breeding areas are for this species. Can you guess who these Singers may be?

Ep 3. Whistlers

These whistlers are considered Canada’s most endangered mammal. They use their loud whistle to raise an alarm when predators are nearby. Found only in one unique habitat, these whistlers are ready to make a comeback in their home, with the help of some conservation heroes.

Ep 4. Borrowers

Despite being small, our next Wilder Side species makes up for their tiny stature by being resourceful and fierce. The “borrowers” are a unique species which, as our title implies, borrow from their surrounding landscape and fellow animals. Who are these borrowers you may ask? Watch our next wilder side episode to find out!

Ep 5. Dancers

These impressive Dancers rely on their moves to catch the attention of females in the wild. Competition is fierce though, as the females are judging the males on their skills. Follow the Dancers in their extraordinary fight for survival.

Ep 6. Browsers

These ‘Browsers’ are a Critically Endangered species found in the high altitude forests of Kenya. They are the largest, heaviest, and most colourful of the forest antelopes in Africa. With less than 60 of them left in the wild, we’re working hard with our partners and communities to help bring them back.