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Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is the subject of this documentary series, allowing Animal Planet unprecedented access to the Western Hemisphere's largest aquarium. It cares for thousands of animals in its 10 million gallons of water, including rescued Southern sea otters, endangered African penguins, rescued California sea lions, whale sharks, and manta rays. The series follows the daily activities of the aquarium's biologists, researchers and trainers, and tells of the bonds created between the creatures and the staff.
Ever owned a cat that would be perfect starring in the feline version of "Psycho"? You know, a pet that wreaks havoc on a household to the point of breaking up relationships, or one whose violent actions sends its owners to the hospital? Cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy deals with these issues every day, and in this series he lends his expertise to desperate families hoping to rehabilitate their furry companions.
Chester Zoo is one of the most popular wildlife parks in Great Britain, attracting more than 1.8 million visitors annually. Through the use of cameras equipped with the latest technology, this program takes viewers behind the scenes of the zoo, capturing animal behavior close up, as well as the relationships the animals share with their keepers. Memorable scenes filmed over the course of the series include the birth of a baby giraffe, a pregnant viper getting X-rayed, chimps battling for dominance, and a red panda giving her partner the cold shoulder.
"The Zoo: San Diego" provides a behind the scenes look at the daily lives of various species of animals and the teams that care for them. Featuring two parks, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as well as the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global is home to more than 700 species and 6,500 animals. A wide range of animals are introduced, including pandas, giraffes, Galapagos tortoises, koalas, elephants, mountain lions, two baby cheetahs that are learning how to be ambassadors for their species and a flock of ostriches known as the "Spice Girls." Besides the animals, the keepers and veterinarians at both the Zoo and the Safari Park -- many of whom have dedicated their lives to caring for animals, discuss what it's like to be a part of this world-renowned zoo.
People who know and work with Pete Nelson describe him as a tree whisperer. For his part, Nelson lets the trees do the talking. He's a world-renowned treehouse designer and builder, and this series documents the work he and his team of craftsmen -- including his son Charlie -- do to create incredible homes and businesses in nature's canopy. Pete uses a combination of science and art to realize clients' sky-high aspirations of magnificent multibedroom treehouses with elaborate kitchens and bathrooms, or simpler, peaceful one-room escapes. "We awaken that inner child who dreams of living among the trees," Pete says. One-of-a-kind above-ground spaces featured in the series include a spa retreat, a brewery, a honeymoon suite, an Irish-themed cottage, and an 800-square-foot Texas treehouse with a full bath and flat-screen TV.
Located just 10 miles from New York's Times Square, the Bronx Zoo is a recognized world leader in animal care and species conservation. It houses more than 6,000 animals and has a staff of 500-plus people dedicated to their care and well-being. Never before have camera crews been granted full access to the 265-acre campus, until production of the docuseries "The Zoo," which was filmed over eight months. The results are stories focusing on dozens of animals and experiences at the facility, and its critical mission to conserve wildlife around the world. Episodes also highlight various employees and how their expertise and skills help provide top-quality care for the animals.
Animal Planet teams with The Dodo, the top-ranked digital media brand for animal content, to spotlight unmistakable, moving bonds between animals and people. Each episode focuses on one inspiring story of people who will do anything to help animals in need. Along the way, the series explores the personalities and emotions of both humans and animals and highlights their unique connection.
Jeremy Wade is not a fisherman; he's an "extreme angler" in search of the biggest and most dangerous freshwater fish, the kind with a taste for human flesh. This action-adventure series also features Wade illustrating how these river monsters are constructed to kill.
"Pit Bulls and Parolees" follows the work of Tia Torres, a renowned trainer of pit bull terriers and a founder of the Villalobos Rescue Center. The rehabilitation and placement center houses hundreds of abused and abandoned dogs of all breeds, and the center has a crew of paroled felons who help Torres and her daughters Tania and Mariah care for the animals. It is a chance at redemption for both man and man's best friend.
Diarra Blue, Aubrey Ross and Michael Lavigne developed a strong friendship while attending Tuskegee University's College of Veterinary Medicine. After years of paying their dues, which included honing their surgery skills in Las Vegas, they decided to pursue their dreams of owning their own practice together. In 2015, Cy-Fair Animal Hospital opened its doors in Dr. Ross' home city of Houston. "The Vet Life" chronicles the doctors' juggling act running the full-service hospital and animal shelter while managing family lives filled with spouses, parents, in-laws, children, pets and friends.
Animal Planet expands its family of wildlife law enforcement series, adding to Maine's "North Woods Law" an offering that follows an elite patrol force in Texas. "Lone Star Law" features the men and women of the Texas Game Wardens who protect more than a quarter-million square miles of deserts, lakes, piney woods, bayous, plains and coast in the second-largest state in the U.S. Whether rushing to investigate poaching cases, save flash-flood victims, disrupt illegal smuggling rings, or rescue injured wildlife, the officers are always on the go, defending both animals and citizens.
Jeff Young has 80,000 friends in Denver. That's about the number of clients -- people and their pets -- he serves as the popular owner/lead veterinarian of Planned Pethood Plus, one of the busiest animal clinics in the U.S. This poignant series reveals some of the riveting cases that Dr. Jeff and his team of 30 veterinary experts respond to with precision, compassion and speed in an often tense, chaotic atmosphere. The staff juggles routine pet visits with several dozen daily crucial surgeries and emergencies. For animals in need outside of the clinic, Dr. Jeff finds time to take his services on the road, visiting farm and ranch animals in far-reaching communities and reservations within Colorado, neighboring states and beyond.
Carrying on late wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin's mission to bring people closer to animals is now the mission of his family. Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin return to Animal Planet, giving viewers access to their wildlife adventures around the world and the amazing animals that continue to inspire their conservation efforts. The series features the family caring for more than 1,200 animals at the Australia Zoo; overseeing a world-class wildlife hospital, the largest of its kind in the world; and conducting high-level global expeditions.
A former Midwesterner, Dee Thornell moved to Alaska more than 25 years ago to pursue her life's mission: to care for wild and domestic animals of America's largest state. After starting her veterinary business out of a pickup truck, she now owns and operates Animal House, the most sophisticated veterinary hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska. Animal Planet documents her single-minded dedication to care for creatures like bald eagles, owls, chinchillas, beavers, iguanas, ox, moose and bears. It often requires her to leave the high-tech luxuries of her clinic and travel to remote villages by plane, four-wheelers, and even a horse and carriage. Once there, she relies on bare necessities to get the job done, while also dealing with subzero temperatures and days without daylight.
This series explores the many facets of man's best friend via commentary by animal experts, personal stories from dog owners and stylized photography.
Part horror movie, part medical detective story, "Monsters Inside Me" depicts what happens when people fall prey to an infection from a parasite, those nasty microscopic creatures found in water, soil and even in the air. Victims' stories are retold, including how doctors and scientists attempt to unravel each case before it's too late. Biologist Dan Riskin, assisted by doctors and other authorities who are familiar with each story, leads the scientific discussion about the parasites.
Teams dedicate their lives to saving chimpanzee and gorilla populations that are being wiped out in the rainforests of Central Africa.
Competitive crews battle for prized green and black abalone in the Ocean off South Australia.
A look various baby animals and their first few months of life.
Portraits of particular breeds of dogs.
Orphaned and injured orangutans receive care at the world's oldest orangutan sanctuary in Borneo.