Really Wild Animals

Last Updated on: February 14th, 2023

“Really Wild Animals” is a series of educational children’s videos produced by National Geographic Kids and Sony Wonder. The videos were first released in the 1990s and are designed to introduce young viewers to various animals and their habitats around the world in a fun and engaging way.

Each episode of “Really Wild Animals” is hosted by the animated character Spin, a globe-trotting zebra, and Marlin, a wise-cracking monkey. The duo takes children on exciting virtual journeys to different regions of the world, such as the African savannah, the Amazon rainforest, the Arctic tundra, and more.

The series combines live-action footage of real animals in their natural environments with colorful and entertaining animation, making it both informative and entertaining for young audiences. The videos cover a wide range of topics, including animal behavior, adaptations, life cycles, and the importance of wildlife conservation.

Throughout the episodes, Spin and Marlin provide educational commentary, fun facts, and interactive quizzes to keep children engaged and to promote learning. The series aims to foster an appreciation for wildlife and nature while instilling a sense of wonder and curiosity about the animal kingdom.

“Really Wild Animals” is a part of the National Geographic Kids brand, which focuses on making educational content accessible and enjoyable for children. The series has been praised for its entertaining and educational approach to teaching kids about animals and the natural world.

Additional Details:

  • Year of Debut: 1997
  • Year of Finale: 1997
  • Type of Series: Variety
  • TV Channel/Platform: Playhouse Disney
  • IMDB Link

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