A look at some of the best Extinction documentaries you can watch for free online.

(a). Full Documentaries.

1. Bucardo: The First And Only Animal To Survive De-Extinction | Save The Bucardo | Real Wild

The Bucardo, the Pyrenean mountain goat, was a unique animal. For centuries, intensive hunting made it a ghost and forced it to hide in an inaccessible habitat, the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido. For many years, scientists and institutions fought to avoid its extinction but, in the year 2000, the last bucardo died. In 2003, Spanish and French scientists managed to clone the last bucardo. It was the first time in history that an extinct animal came back to life. They took a historic...

Bucardo: The First And Only Animal To Survive De-Extinction | Save The Bucardo | Real Wild
Length Date Published
50m 30s 2022-12-07

2. Why Orca Whales Are Close To Extinction | Dammed Extinction | Real Wild

Orca whales have hunted chinook salmon along the Pacific Coast of the United States for years. For the last 40 years, renowned whale scientist Ken Balcomb has closely observed them. Orcas need roughly a million salmon a year but as salmon numbers plummet so do orcas. This documentary takes an insight into how four dams are causing a scarcity of chinook salmon and pushing the critically endangered southern resident orcas toward extinction. #Whaledocumentary #wildlifedocumentary #orcawhale

Why Orca Whales Are Close To Extinction | Dammed Extinction | Real Wild
Length Date Published
47m 22s 2022-08-20

3. The Reason Why Extinction Rate Is So High | 1000 Days For The Planet | Real Wild

We are changing our world and species are disappearing. We can't just do things and not think about the long-term consequences. Human impact on biodiversity has greatly increased and the massive expansion of civilization has caused nature to suffer. All over the earth plants and animals are struggling to coexist. Can we change this before it's too late? From: 1000 Days for the planet S1 E1/ S1E2 #RealWild #Documentary

The Reason Why Extinction Rate Is So High | 1000 Days For The Planet | Real Wild
Length Date Published
1h 25m 58s 2022-06-14

4. How South Africa's Elephants Avoided Extinction | Addo's Elephants | Real Wild

In the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Addo, there is a very unique herd of Elephants that has been pushed back from the brink of extinction. Due to large amounts of hunting and poaching by the turn of the 20th century, this herd had almost gone extinct, until they were given protected land in Addo Elephant National Park in 1931. The descendants of the few Elephants that survived now live and thrive in this park by the hundreds. #RealWild #Documentary

How South Africa's Elephants Avoided Extinction | Addo's Elephants | Real Wild
Length Date Published
50m 46s 2021-12-04

5. Cape Cod's Incredible Sea Turtles | Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction | Real Wild

One community on the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA, has come together to help rescue a rare species of Sea Turtle: The Kemp's Ridley. Every year these Endangered Turtles wash up onto the coast and risk hypothermia in the freezing cold temperatures. The Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has been working with the New England Aquarium for twenty-five years to try and keep this rare species alive. #RealWild #Documentary

Cape Cod's Incredible Sea Turtles | Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction | Real Wild
Length Date Published
56m 27s 2021-11-18

6. The Shark Whisperer Saving Sharks From Extinction (4k Shark Documentary) | Saving Jaws | Real Wild

Existing before humans, dinosaurs, or even trees, sharks are some of the oldest creatures on our planet. Ocean Ramsey is known as The Shark Whisperer, and she's working hard to save endangered sharks from extinction. Whilst there are over 480 species of shark, the most well known - and feared - is the Great White Shark. However with an average of 7 humans a year killed by sharks, and 70 - 100 million sharks per year killed by humans, even the Great White is now listed as Vulnerable. Saving Jaws...

The Shark Whisperer Saving Sharks From Extinction (4k Shark Documentary) | Saving Jaws | Real Wild
Length Date Published
58m 46s 2021-10-12

7. Saving The Last Silverback Mountain Gorillas From Extinction | Gorilla Doctors | Real Wild

Deep in Rwanda's Virunga national park, Dr. Mike Cranfield and the gorilla doctors perform check-ups, give medicine to and operate on Africa's endangered mountain gorillas. Saving The Silverback: The Last Of The Mountain Gorillas | Gorilla Doctors | Real Wild#RealWild #Documentary #GorillaDoctors

Saving The Last Silverback Mountain Gorillas From Extinction | Gorilla Doctors | Real Wild
Length Date Published
50m 14s 2021-06-10

8. Saving Canada's Stellar Sea Lion From Extinction | The Blue Realm | Real Wild

Since the 1970's, sea lion populations have declined more than 80% along the North Pacific coast. Scientists at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Aquarium are working together to help save Canada's iconic and largest pinniped - the steller sea lion. #RealWild #Documentary

Saving Canada's Stellar Sea Lion From Extinction | The Blue Realm | Real Wild
Length Date Published
44m 32s 2019-02-14

(b). Mini-Documentaries.

1. Saving Africa's Wild Dogs From Extinction | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild

Wild Dogs were once hunted down because they were regarded as vermin, meaning today only 400 - 500 wild dogs remain in Kenya. Now, conservationists are hoping to save Laikipia's Phoenix pack, by vaccinating all the domestic dogs in the area.​The Wild Dog: Saving Africa's Anti-Hero | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild #RealWild #Documentary #AfricanWildDogs

Saving Africa's Wild Dogs From Extinction | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild
Length Date Published
19m 47s 2021-04-30

2. Poachers Have A New Target: Giraffes | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild

Giraffe populations have dropped almost 40 percent since 1980, with some areas seeing declines as steep as 95 percent. This film explores the steps being taken by dedicated individuals and organizations to preserve and protect this great animal. Can We Save Giraffes From Extinction? | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild #RealWild #Documentary #Giraffes

Poachers Have A New Target: Giraffes | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild
Length Date Published
21m 47s 2021-04-17

3. How Cheetahs Are Racing Toward Extinction (Wildlife Documentary) | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild

Wild cheetahs are racing towards extinction. In 1975, 14,000 cheetahs roamed Africa. Today there are only 7,100 cheetahs left in all of Africa and only 600 in Kenya. This documentary details the cheetah's fight for survival as they leap into the 21st Century. Cheetahs Are Racing Toward Extinction | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild #RealWild #Documentary #Cheetahs #AnimalsOnTheBrink

How Cheetahs Are Racing Toward Extinction (Wildlife Documentary) | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild
Length Date Published
24m 14s 2021-04-10

4. Time Is Running Out For Black Rhinos On The Brink Of Extinction | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild

In 1970 Kenya was home to 20,000 black rhinos. By 1989 only 400 rhinos were left. This documentary explores the fight to bring black rhinos back from the brink of extinction at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. The Fight To Save Rhinos From Extinction #RealWild #Documentary #AnimalsOnTheBrink

Time Is Running Out For Black Rhinos On The Brink Of Extinction | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild
Length Date Published
24m 44s 2021-03-13

5. Incredibly Rare Underwater Hunting Cat Is On The Brink Of Extinction | On The Brink | Real Wild

The State Animal of West Bengal is in conflict with the people and time is running out. Malaika Vaz joins hands with biologist Tiasa Adhya to film fishing cats in the wild, in the hope that they can show the community how resilient and important their closest wild neighbor is. Incredibly Rare Underwater Hunting Cat Is On The Brink Of Extinction | On The Brink | Real Wild #RealWild #Documentary #FishingCat #AnimalsOnTheBrink

Incredibly Rare Underwater Hunting Cat Is On The Brink Of Extinction | On The Brink | Real Wild
Length Date Published
21m 48s 2020-10-25

6. Brian Blessed Discovers The Endangered Species On The Brink Of Extinction | Real Wild Documentary

Brian Blessed goes on a journey around the North of England to try and get close to some rare and endangered species – some of which had been on the brink of extinction. Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have some of the most diverse habitats in all of the UK. Brian hits the road to learn about great conservation success stories, and to try and catch a glimpse of Marsh Harriers, Great Crested Newts, Red Kites and Grey Seals. #RealWild #Documentary

Brian Blessed Discovers The Endangered Species On The Brink Of Extinction | Real Wild Documentary
Length Date Published
28m 19s 2019-05-12