Parents Choose Wild Animal Baby Explorers

"Our goal is to inspire kids to love and care for nature and wildlife"

05-27-2011 // Amanda Stone
Meet the Wild Animal Baby Explorers

National Wildlife Federation’s first ever television series Wild Animal Baby Explorers has won the prestigious Parents’ Choice Foundation’s Gold Award. The 3D animated series for children aged two and older, inspired by the NWF Magazine Wild Animal Baby, launched as a regular TV series in October 2010.

While the parents at the foundation agree that too much tv can sprout couch potatoes, the awards are aimed at helping parents manage their children’s television time by providing recommendations on age appropriate programs that can foster learning. Gold awards are given to the highest quality programming, which embody universal human values and a unique individual quality.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to receive the Gold Award by such a respected and well known foundation such as Parent’s Choice,” said Tony Summers, NWF’s Director of Production. “National Wildlife Federation has been putting out award winning magazines for years, so it’s great to be able to provide the same level of quality programming on the television front as well. Our goal is to inspire kids to love and care for nature and wildlife, and this is just one of many tools to achieve success.”

According to the Parents’ Choice judges: “Wild Animal Baby Explorers blends uncluttered computer animation with live-action footage of a variety of adorable animals in their natural habitats. The gang confronts simple problems and looks to other animals in nature for fun facts and a solution to their dilemma. The storylines are earnest and informative…Preschoolers will take great pleasure in joining Benita and pals in their gentle and enjoyable nature exploration.”

Wild Animal Baby Explorers runs on PBS stations around the country. Animalitos Salvajes Exploradores, the Spanish version of the show, also recently bounded onto the national Spanish network, Vme, to entertain and educate Hispanic preschoolers and families. It is available on DVD in both English and Spanish. Learn more at or check local listings for schedules in your area.

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