Sink your teeth into Nat Geo Wild’s “Jobs That Bite!”

Jobs That Bite! Nat Geo Wild Ryan Berenz

Outdoor enthusiast Jeremy Brandt tackles some of the oddest, dirtiest, toughest and most dangerous jobs in the animal kingdom in Jobs That Bite! on Nat Geo Wild. Brandt travels the country getting hands-on experience in the less-glamorous aspects of working with animals, including wrangling ostriches on horseback, castrating pigs and taking a lion’s temperature from the tail end.

Jobs That Bite! Nat Geo Wild

Outdoor enthusiast Jeremy Brandt tackles some of the oddest, dirtiest, toughest and most dangerous jobs in the animal kingdom in Nat Geo Wild’s new Jobs That Bite! Brandt travels the country visiting zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, farms, ranches and more, getting hands-on experience in the less-glamorous aspects of working with animals. For every “awwww” job like helping on a giraffe’s neonatal exam, there’s another awful job like castrating a pig or taking a lion’s temperature from the tail end.

Brandt doesn’t know what he’s in for when he visits a location. “It can be anything from turning camel milk into bath soaps and shampoos to shrimping in the Gulf Coast to being a Lion Country Safari curator,” he says. Each segment also includes interesting factoids (shrimp have teeth!) about the animals.

What’s the hardest job Brandt took on? “One was herding ostrich at a 300-acre ranch in Texas,” he says. “Three hundred ostrich running around, and we’re on horseback, me and about five other wranglers, trying to catch ostrich on horseback.”

Jobs That Bite! premieres on Nat Geo Wild Saturdays at 9pm ET beginning Nov. 9

Photo: © NGC

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