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Going Wild With Jeff Corwin is a Disney nature show produced and aired in the late 1990s. Host Jeff Corwin travels to some of the most exotic places in the world, including Florida, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Death Valley, Hawaii, etc., and searches for some of Earth's most amazing animals. In each episode, Jeff searches for a "Feature Creature", and always finds it at the end of the episode. These creatures include manatees, cobras, crocodiles, bighorn sheep, dolphins, bears, etc. As he explores, Jeff looks for "Creature Clues" to help him find the animal. In some episodes, Jeff also explores ancient ruins, including, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Port Arthur, Rhyolite, and Ayutthaya. The show lasted for two seasons from 1997-1999, before it was canceled.


Season 1

  • Belize (Blue Creek Rainforest Preserve)
  • South Dakota (Black Hills)
  • Wyoming (Yellowstone National Park)
  • Montana (Glacier National Park)
  • Belize II (Barrier Reef)
  • Florida (Everglades National Park)
  • South Africa (Ndzalama Reserve)
  • Florida II (Homosassa River)
  • South Africa II (Djuma Reserve)
  • Idaho (Snake River Canyon)
  • Arizona (Sonoran Desert)
  • Kenya (Tsavo East National Park)
  • New York (New York City)
  • New Mexico (Gila National Forest)
  • Florida III (Florida Keys)
  • Colorado (Rocky Mountain National Park)

Season 2

  • Tennessee (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
  • Borneo (Bako National Park)
  • Washington (Olympic National Park)
  • Venezuela (Llanos)
  • Thailand (Khao Sok National Park)
  • Costa Rica (Corcovado National Park)
  • Hawaiian Islands (Hawaii)
  • Papua New Guinea (Morobe Province)
  • Australia (Tasmania)
  • Kentucky (Mammoth Cave National Park)
  • Australia II (Red Center)
  • California (Death Valley National Park)
  • Canada (Manitoba)
  • Australia III (Daintree National Park)
  • Micronesia (Palau)
  • Mexico (Baja California)
  • California II (Los Angeles)
  • Alaska (Katmai National Park)
  • Washington II (North Cascades National Park)
  • Louisiana (Atchafalaya Swamp)
  • Costa Rica II (Rincon De La Vieja)
  • Thailand II (Khao Yai National Park)
  • California III (Monterey Bay)


Jeff and his crew filmed in some of the most exotic places in the world. In some episodes, they filmed in special wildlife parks. This was revealed in the Special Thanks section of the credits. In some episodes, Jeff also met up with some locals, who gave him hints on where to find his "Feature Creature". Filming time depends on the location. In Death Valley, they only filmed for 2 days, but in South Africa, they filmed for 3 months.


Jeff mainly filmed animals in the wild, but some animals were borrowed from museums and nature parks. The baby mountain lion cubs, he showed in South Dakota, were actually cubs out of wildlife rehabilitation, that were being released back into the wild. In the Special Thanks section of the credits, in some episodes it has the names of zoos and wildlife parks. The credits also state that, No Animals Were Harmed During The Making Of This Program, and Some Animal Situations Have Been Recreated. It's not always easy to find the animals they need. In Los Angeles, Jeff spent 3 hours on a surf board, looking for pelicans, and in South Africa, him and his crew spend 3 weeks searching for an aardwolf, but the editing made it look like he was only there for 2 days.[1]

Close encounters

Jeff had some close encounters while filming his show. While filming an episode in South Africa, Jeff got attacked by a leopard, but he had a stick with him, and stood his ground, and the leopard backed off. In his journals, Jeff also stated that an African lion jumped on him, and pawed his head. In Alaska, Jeff was nearly trampled by a moose, and in Thailand, he had to keep dodging king cobra strikes.[2]

VHS tapes

The show has been canceled since 1999, however, all the episodes from the series are available for purchase on VHS online.


  1. Alycia's Going Wild For Jeff Corwin page
  2. Alycia's Going Wild For Jeff Corwin page

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