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Growing Up Wild
Genre Wildlife documentary
Starring Robert Irwin, Bindi Irwin
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 24 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Tom Armstrong
Production location(s) Australia Zoo
Editor(s) John Guanzon, Lucy Garrick
Camera setup Ryan Mooney
Distributor FremantleMedia
Original network The Pet Collective
Picture format 1080p
Original release July 21 (2012-07-21) – December 22, 2012 (2012-12-22)

Growing Up Wild is a 24-episode web series which premiered July 21, 2012 on The Pet Collective on YouTube, starring Robert and Bindi Irwin, children of The Crocodile Hunter's Steve Irwin. Both Robert and Bindi live at the center of the 1,500 acre Australia Zoo. This is the thriving animal legacy of their father, and location for this series. Growing Up Wild features the siblings carrying on the work of their parents, educating audiences to the nature of exotic animals with a particular focus that not every animal makes a suitable domestic pet.


No. Title Premiered Ref
1 Siam the Asian Elephant July 21, 2012
2 Huge Salt-Water Crocodile July 21, 2012
3 Brian and Toby the Tasmanian Devils July 28, 2012
4 Red Pandas (Yoddah and Pasang) August 4, 2012
5 Echidnas (Three foot and Co) August 11, 2012
6 Camels (Delilah) August 18, 2012
7 Cheetahs (William) August 25, 2012
8 American Alligators September 1, 2012
9 Dingos (Mia) September 8, 2012
10 Burmese Python (Jonah) September 15, 2012
11 Giraffes (Rosie and Forest) September 22, 2012
12 King Brown Snake (Tom) September 29, 2012
13 Koala (April) October 8, 2012
14 Ring Tailed Lemurs (Vatobe) October 13, 2012
15 Wombat (Kato) October 20, 2012
16 Green Iguana (Shrek) October 27, 2012
17 Kangaroos (Amy) November 3, 2012
18 Green Tree Python (Scott) November 10, 2012
19 Tiger (Bashii) November 17, 2012
20 Rhinoceros (Kei) November 24, 2012
21 Wedge Tailed Eagle (Amelio) December 1, 2012
22 Komodo Dragon (Fat Boy) December 8, 2012
23 Common Brush Tailed Possum (Pip) December 15, 2012
24 Black Cockatoo (Euli) December 22, 2012

Time Life version

Growing Up Wild is a 30-minute show made by BBC and WildVision running from 1992 to 1993. The show features an animated purple cat named Madison that takes the viewers around the world to find animals and their babies, big and small and how they spend their day.


Episode Number Episode Name Animals DVD Releases DVD Code
1 Kittens and Kaboodles Cats Amazing Baby Animals 1.01
2 Monkey Business Monkeys and apes Amazing Baby Animals 1.04
3 Happy Hoofers Horses and zebras Non-DVD release Non-DVD code
4 Spouts Ahoy! Whales and dolphins Fun Family Frolics 2.04
5 Creepy Crawlers Arachnids and insects Amazing Baby Animals 1.07
6 Puppy Dog Tales Dogs Fun Family Frolics 2.05
7 Just Quackers Water birds Amazing Baby Animals 1.06
8 Fuzzy Wuzzy Bears Bears and raccoons Bouncing Babies 3.04
9 Tons of Fun Elephants, hippos and rhinos Amazing Baby Animals 1.02
10 Giraffe Jamboree Giraffes, deer and antelope Bouncing Babies 3.03
11 Slap Happy Swimmers Seals and otters Amazing Baby Animals 1.05
12 Leaping Lizards Reptiles Bouncing Babies 3.01
13 Frontier Friends Bison, prairie dogs, marmots, ibex, wild boars and camels Fun Family Frolics 2.06
14 Fish Fiesta Fish, octopuses and other sea creatures Fun Family Frolics 2.01
15 Penguins on Parade Penguins and other flightless birds Fun Family Frolics 2.03
16 Rompin' Roos Marsupials and monotremes Bouncing Babies 3.02
17 Crazy Croakers Amphibians Amazing Baby Animals 1.03
18 Cuddly Critters Rabbits, mice, squirrels and beavers Bouncing Babies 3.06
19 It's a Hoot! Birds of prey Fun Family Frolics 2.02
20 Frantic Antics Meerkats, anteaters, weasels and badgers Bouncing Babies 3.05
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