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"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.
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.
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.
Amanda Giese eased her troubled childhood by connecting with animals. They were her best friends, her "saving grace," she says. That connection continued into adulthood, leading her to start a nonprofit called Panda Paws Rescue, whose mission is to end homelessness, abuse and neglect of all animals. Alongside Amanda's kids, Jade and Beast, and partner Gary, the family cares for animals -- primarily dogs that others have given up on -- in need and helps them find loving forever homes. Those efforts are featured on hourlong episodes, including a large-scale rescue mission to save the lives of dozens of animals that have major medical or special needs.
Evidence suggests that species thought to be extinct are still very much alive, and wildlife biologist Forrest Galante ventures from the Florida Everglades to remote jungles in a search for the truth. Galante explores actual stories behind these creatures' purported demise and, using evidence like eyewitness accounts and last known photos, tries to prove their existence so he can protect them and help them thrive again. In Zanzibar, Forrest reveals species that have never before been filmed and captures evidence that leads to an unforgettable conclusion. Elsewhere, the investigation takes him to Taiwan for the Formosan clouded leopard, the frozen tundra of Newfoundland for the Newfoundland white wolf, and to the island of Madagascar to look for any trace of the giant Pachylemur.
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.
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.
Danger and drama are around every bend for elite workers of the Maine Warden Service, who are followed in this series as they navigate the Pine Tree State's rugged terrain during a busy and risk-filled hunting season. Whether they're tracking bears on mountain ranges, busting drunken drivers on ATVs, working undercover stings, or rescuing wayward woodsmen, these wardens risk their lives to protect animals and serve the people of Maine. The series also highlights fish and game officers in New Hampshire, who work tirelessly to preserve and protect the natural resources of the Granite State. The region's wild, rugged landscape attracts thousands of outdoors enthusiasts and makes the officers work diverse and demanding.
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.
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.
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.
A look various baby animals and their first few months of life.
Cutting-edge camera techniques capture mini-monsters in their natural habitats, making them look as big as they believe they are, to see what they're capable of.
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.
New science and amazing demonstrations explain the bizarre, the brilliant and the most mind-blowing animal behaviors.
Animal Planet adds to its staple of Colorado-based veterinary shows with one that follows the Henderson family practice in Lakewood. The Fox Hollow Animal Hospital was founded by Dr. Tony Henderson in 1996. It now includes Tony's sons Dr. Ross and Dr. Ryan and technician assistant Cole, plus the extended clinic family and numerous pets, including Tony's beloved golden retriever and sidekick, Lord Barrington. Drama and high stakes at the clinic with animals are part of the daily routine for this dynamic family, but so are jokes, laughter and love.
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.
"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.
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.
Portraits of particular breeds of dogs.