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The Wild Recon DVD Set is an educational and enthralling quest to find cures for terrible illnesses in the most remote places of the world. The remedies that animal adventurer Donald Schultz is looking for aren’t sold in pharmacies – to get his hands on them, he has to struggle with some of the deadliest animals. Watch the animal DVDs of the 2 disc Wild Recon DVD Set, and be prepared for some heart-stopping wildlife encounters.

In the Wild Recon DVD Set, you’ll join animal expert and adrenaline junkie Donald Schultz as he travels the world in search of rare species that may hold vital cures for deadly diseases.

Buy the Wild Recon DVD Set, and be poised for more than 7 hours of thrilling entertainment as you watch Donald Schultz get up close and personal with some of the world’s most dangerous animals.

1. Alien Invasion: Episode 1 of the animal DVDs Wild Recon follows animal adventurer Donald Schultz as goes 'Down Under' to Australia, home to some of the most venomous creatures on the planet. His mission is to find animals threatened with extinction by an unassuming toxic invader: the cane toad. He starts in the rugged bush, and when he finds his reptile targets, he takes venom and DNA samples from each one, in hopes of preserving these magnificent animals for future generations. Donald then journeys to the Southern Australia, where he tackles a thrashing emu that weighs as much as he does. His challenge is to avoid the flightless bird's razor-sharp talons long enough to get a blood sample for researchers. Finally, when night falls, he heads into the deadly waters off Queensland for his most dangerous mission of all: to grab rare, venomous sea snakes from a moving boat...by hand.

2. Rampage: Adrenaline junkie and animal adventurer Donald Schultz literally descends upon the Southeast Asian country of Sri Lanka in the aftermath of a brutal civil war — he becomes the only civilian to skydive into the nation in two decades. Production of antivenin has taken a back seat in this war-torn country, and, as a result, more than 1,200 of its people are dying each year from snakebites. Donald's mission is a dangerous but lifesaving one: capture three of Sri Lanka's deadliest snakes — the spectacled cobra, the krait and the Russell’s viper — and milk their venom so researchers can create antivenin. Donald then treks into the lowland forest in search of one of his favorite animals, a slender loris; a tiny primate with a bizarre toxic defense. Before his Sri Lanka mission is complete, Donald joins forces with dozens of men to find and relocate a rampaging rogue elephant that's terrorizing local villagers.

3. Bounty Hunter: This episode of the Wildlife DVDs Wild Recon follows animal adventurer Donald Schultz on a mission to the exotic nation of Belize, nestled between Mexico and Guatemala on the Caribbean coast of Central America. He sets out on a dramatic search for deadly animals that are the targets of poachers, like crocodiles, sharks and rays. His goal is to collect blood and tissue samples needed for research before these endangered animals disappear. He heads into the dense rain forest canopy to track down the loudest animal in the world — the howler monkey — a critically endangered primate that's falling prey to poachers. While there, Donald stumbles on his least favorite creature — a tarantula spider that's nearly as big as his hand. In an unusual "milking" procedure, Donald anesthetizes the spider, then uses a tiny electric shock to draw its rare and understudied venom.

4. Border War: Animal adventurer Donald Schultz returns to his home country of South Africa for a new mission and to take stock on what his country has done to pave the way for aggressive conservation efforts. There, he is tasked with tracking down and extracting blood samples from a regal cheetah and two massive rhinos, and hand-capturing the fastest-striking snake in Africa, the gaboon viper. Along the way, he sees the effects of human intrusion on animal habitats — and the potential for disastrous encounters.

5. Bitten: Episode 5 of the nature DVDs Wild Recon shows animal adventurer Donald Schultz on a mission in Australia to collect samples from some of the most venomous creatures on Earth, including the deadly taipan and stonefish. His mission is jeopardized when he gets too close to one snake and is bitten, far from any medical help.

6. Desert Venom: Animal adventurer Donald Schultz is one of the world's toughest environments, the deserts of Jordan. His mission in the unforgiving terrain is to track down and collect samples from animals that have adapted to life in this harsh landscape — deadly snakes, venomous lizards, camel spiders and hyenas. The samples Donald collects may hold secrets that could one day benefit people.

7. Lost Worlds: In this Wild Recon DVD Set episode, adrenaline junkie Donald Schultz travels through Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania. His Mission: track down and collect biological samples from East Africa's biggest animals, including an elephant, a bull shark and a flying fox bat, then explore Pemba, a remote Tanzanian island with a history of black magic and forests that have never been scientifically chartered.

8. Hidden Curse: Adventurer Donald Schultz travels to ground zero for biodiversity — the rainforests of Costa Rica. His Mission: find and extract toxin, blood and venom samples that may hold keys to human pharmaceutical breakthroughs from a range of animals, including poison dart frogs, a three-toed sloth and a newly discovered species of sea snake.

9. Moving Target: This episode of the animal DVDs Wild Recon accompanies animal adventurer Donald Schultz as he travels to the mountainous kingdom of Swaziland in search of a snake that has eluded him all his life, the berg adder. As he crisscrosses the country in search of this biological holy grail, Donald will come face to face with a deadly black mamba, tackle a giraffe and examine a lion for a disease that threatens to wipe out the local population — anthrax.

10. Ocean Killers: With shark populations plummeting across the globe, scientists are in a race against time to save these fearsome predators from extinction. Animal adventurer Donald Schultz travels to the Bahamas, Florida and California to obtain tissues samples from highly endangered hammerhead populations, elusive reef sharks and a menacing bull shark.

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  • Format: DVD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Gaiam (Exclusive)

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9 Reviews
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  • Entertaining (8)
  • Informative (7)
  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Great cinematography (5)
  • High production value (5)

Cons

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    • At home (6)
    • Adult viewers (5)
    • Younger viewers (5)
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    5.0

    Excellent quality and reasonable price

    By DUNG

    from USA

    Verified Buyer

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    Great product that can't be better .

     
    5.0

    Outstanding

    By Brian

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Movie Buff

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

    • Only 10 episodes

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
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    • Younger Viewers

    Comments about this product:

    My son is an avid Animal Planet watcher, I'm more of a National Geographic-type. Most of what I see on Animal Planet is watered-down, unoriginal, and more about shtick than nature. Much of it is aimed at younger viewers, I know, or for background noise. Wild Recon is an excellent exception. My son and I watch and rewatch every episode and are both sad that no more will come. It's highly educational, thought-provoking, and thrilling. We've always been a nature loving family but his interest in the science of it all, and the ramifications of understanding our world better, spiked when we discovered this show. Do yourself a favor, young or old, and buy this set. It's well worth it.

     
    5.0

    Great Series. Wish there was more

    By Nate

    from La Mirada, CA.

    About Me Avid Moviegoer

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • VERY informative

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        This is a great series by a animal expert who knows his stuff. He is someone we can all look up to in preserving the lives of many species as well as gaining knowledge of medical/scientific advancements for the future of our planet. Great job Donald.

         
        5.0

        Wild Recon DVD Set

        By Jennie

        from Gilmer, Tx

        About Me Movie Buff

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Travel
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about this product:

          I never got to see the show when it was on TV so I'm excited to have it in my possession. This is a great buy for those interested in animals and different locations. It's extremely informative on different venoms and how they affect people. I hope that his other show Venom Hunter will be available for purchase soon too!

           
          4.0

          Very informative.

          By nettie

          from Gillette, WY

          About Me Casual Viewer

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          Pros

          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • Informative

          Cons

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            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            My whole family enjoyed this.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wild Recon Rules!

            By Dinky_Dilepis

            from Washington

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining
            • Great Cinematography
            • High Production Value
            • Informative
            • Original
            • True to the heart
            • WISHES THERE WERE MORE

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              • At Home
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              • Recruit new viewers
              • To educate
              • Travel
              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about this product:

              This show came out on animal planet and I could not wait until I was able to watch it on my OWN DVD! Each time I watch it, I learn something new that I might have overlooked the first time. I use information I've learned on the show to inform others and spread the message! Truly a new, adventurous, and enlightening experience! I wish there were more seasons. People don't realize they can get over their fear... and learn to love the lesser known facts of the animal kingdom and put them to use! We should love our world more, it is awesome and is definitely the same planet; different world! I love this DVD. The only CON is i wish there was more footage and natural scenes like the frilled-lizard attack, the outakes/unused footage could have probably made a whole DVD box-set! Thanks to Donald Schultz, Devon Massyn, entire crew and camera men! =]. We appreciate your awesome work!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              cool

              By cool herper

              from somewhere far away from australia

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • Informative

              Cons

              • Not enough episodes

              Best Uses

              • Adult Viewers
              • At Home
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              Comments about this product:

              great show needs more episodes on dvd theres so much episodes and only 10 on dvd

               
              5.0

              best show ever!!!!

              By G, the BIGGEST fan!

              from virginia

              About Me Movie Buff

              Pros

              • awesome
              • Constructive
              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography
              • High Production Value
              • Informative
              • Inspiring
              • My kind of show
              • Original

              Cons

              • Not enough episodes

              Best Uses

              • any time
              • At Home
              • Perfect Gift
              • Travel

              Comments about this product:

              Whenever I feel like watching something that will keep you hanging on for more (which is all the time!) I will go for this! I would definitely have a Wild Recon party and watch it. I've already seen every episode, but I just cant seem to get enough. I used to fear snakes A LOT but this show has given me the ability to respect there place here on this earth. I've also taken the time to learn more about them, and they facinate me!.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AMAZING!

              By MEEEEEEE!

              from none of your business

              About Me Casual Viewer

              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • High Production Value
              • Informative
              • Interesting
              • Original
              • Suspenceful

              Cons

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                • EVERYWHERE

                Comments about this product:

                A very good set to have. It is jam packed with info. and keeps you on your toes!

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