Born to Be Wild (TV program)

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Born to Be Wild
Born to Be Wild title card.jpg
Title card
Presented by
  • Ferdinand Recio
  • Nielsen Donato
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time35 minutes
Production company(s)GMA News and Public Affairs
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format
Original releaseNovember 28, 2007 (2007-11-28)[1] –
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Born to Be Wild is a Philippine television travelogue show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by Ferds Recio and Nielsen Donato, it premiered on November 28, 2007 replacing Palaban.


It features stories about wildlife and the environment and its hosts' weekly expeditions to the country's frontiers.


  • Ferds Recio (since 2007)
  • Nielsen Donato (since 2012)
Former hosts


New York Festivals
  • Finalist Certificate (Nature & Wildlife Category), Born to be Wild's (The Born Expeditions Finale episode[3]
1st ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity
  • 1st ASEAN Biodiversity Champion, Media Category[4]
Climate Change Commission
  • Fr. Neri Satur Award for Environmental Heroism Awardee[5]
UPLB Isko't Iska's Broadcast Choice Awards
  • 2013 Best Environment-Oriented Program
PMPC Star Awards for Television
  • 2014 Best Educational Program Winner
  • 2013 Best Educational Program Winner
  • 2012 Best Educational/Children Show Nomination
  • 2012 Best Educational/Children Show Host Nomination: Kiko Rustia & Dr.Nielsen Donato
  • 2011 Best Educational Program Nomination
  • 2011 Best Educational Program Host Nomination: Kiko Rustia & Dr. Ferds Recio
  • 2010 Best Educational Program Nomination
  • 2010 Best Educational Program Host Nomination: Kiko Rustia & Dr. Ferds Recio
  • 2009 Best Educational Program Nomination
  • 2009 Best Educational Program Host Nomination: Kiko Rustia & Dr. Ferds Recio
  • 2008 Best Educational Program Nomination
  • 2008 Best Educational Program Host Nomination: Romi Garduce & Dr. Ferds Recio


  1. ^ "Born to be wild premiers Nov 28 at GMA". GMA News. November 8, 2007.
  2. ^ "Kiko Rustia will co-host Born to Be Wild starting March 25". Retrieved April 13, 2018.
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