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[07/16/19 - 07:40 AM]
For the First Time, Animal Planet Goes Behind the Scenes at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park in an All-New Series
Look for a special two-hour premiere on Saturday, August 10 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from Animal Planet]

FOR THE FIRST TIME, ANIMAL PLANET GOES BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO AND SAFARI PARK IN AN ALL-NEW SERIES

THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO Brings Animals and People Together at the Historic San Diego Zoo This Summer

From the producers of Animal Planet's The Zoo and the upcoming The Aquarium comes THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO - an all-new series that provides Animal Planet's global audiences with a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at San Diego Zoo Global, whose mission is to save species worldwide while inspiring passion for animals and nature. 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. Their stories will be featured in every episode of THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO, which has a special 2-hour season premiere on Saturday, August 10th at 8PM ET/PT, then the following week will return to its regular time of 9PM ET/PT.

THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO will introduce a wide range of animals to Animal Planet audiences this season, including pandas, giraffes, Gal´┐Żpagos 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." Viewers will watch as California condors are brought back from the brink of extinction, and get an up-close look as Joanne the gorilla celebrates her fifth birthday along with her troop. Animal Planet audiences will also follow the animal care teams - keepers and veterinarians at both the Zoo and the Safari Park - many of whom have dedicated their lives to caring for animals, and the numerous projects and initiatives that place this nonprofit organization at the forefront of wildlife conservation.

"The San Diego Zoo is a cherished landmark, recognized for its contribution to conservation, and a place where generations of families have learned about and celebrated wildlife," said Erin Wanner, senior vice president of production for Animal Planet. "We are thrilled to partner with this iconic institution to help shine a light on their work with some of the planet's most amazing creatures."

"The vision of San Diego Zoo Global is to lead the fight against extinction," said Rick Schwartz, San Diego Zoo Global ambassador. "We know that this compelling program will not only delight and engage viewers, but will also provide a global platform for us to share incredible stories of the conservation efforts that our organization has undertaken to ensure the survival of endangered species."

With a combined 5.5 million visitors each year, San Diego Zoo Global provides spaces where visitors from around the world can form a personal connection with animals, including rare and endangered species that most people never encounter during their lifetime. The organization is also working on field conservation projects with almost 400 partners in 45 countries, to save more than 100 species. This includes efforts to bring the critically endangered northern white rhino - only two of which are left on the planet - back from the brink of extinction.

THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO, is produced for Animal Planet by Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Copper Pot Pictures. Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Anneka Jones and Michael LaHaie are the executive producers; Jessie Findlay is co-executive producer for Left/Right. David LaMattina and Chad Walker are the executive producers for Copper Pot Pictures. Lisa Lucas is the executive producer; Patrick Keegan is supervising producer for Animal Planet.





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[08/23/19 - 06:03 PM]
Ewan McGregor Will Reprise His Role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a New Original Series, Coming to Disney+
The much-ballyhooed project was confirmed at today's D23 Expo event.

[08/23/19 - 05:49 PM]
Video: Official Trailers - Disney+ - Streaming November 12
Get your first look at "The World According to Jeff Goldblum," "Encore!," "Lady and the Tramp," "Lady and the Tramp," "The Mandalorian," "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" and more!

[08/23/19 - 05:14 PM]
The Next Season of "The Clone Wars" Will Premiere in February on Disney+
The series returns to the streaming service after a six-year hiatus.

[08/23/19 - 05:06 PM]
Coming Exclusively to Disney+ in 2020, The Muppets Proudly Present "Muppets Now," A New Short-Form Unscripted Series
Kermit the Frog confirmed the news on social media this afternoon.

[08/23/19 - 04:33 PM]
Just Announced at D23 Expo: "Ms. Marvel," "Moon Knight" & "She-Hulk" - Original Series from Marvel Studios, Only on Disney+
The news marks the latest additions from Marvel Studios to the streaming service.

[08/23/19 - 04:10 PM]
Get a New Look at "Monsters at Work's" Tylor And Millie, Coming to Disney+ in 2020
They've graduated from Monsters University and are ready for the real world.

[08/23/19 - 04:05 PM]
"Forky Asks a Question," A Collection of Shorts from Pixar, Only on Disney+ November 12
The project will join the previously announced slate of launch series.

[08/23/19 - 03:59 PM]
Hilary Duff Is Back as Lizzie McGuire in an All-New Series, Coming Soon to Disney+
The series originally ran on sibling Disney Channel from 2001-04.

[08/23/19 - 03:56 PM]
"Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe," An Original Film, Will Be Available Exclusively on Disney+
The news kicked off a slew of announcements at today's D23 Expo event.

[08/23/19 - 10:02 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "Good Witch" Crosses the Season Five Finish Line on Top as #2 Scripted Series on Cable
Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[08/23/19 - 10:01 AM]
USA Network Reveals Premiere Date for "The Purge" and "Treadstone"
Look for both dramas back-to-back beginning Tuesday, October 15 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/23/19 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Tops Charts in Viewers, Demos
NFL preseason coverage on local stations however makes early results unreliable at press time.

[08/23/19 - 06:43 AM]
Disney+ Confirms November 12 Launch Slate: Three Series, Two Movies
"The Mandalorian," "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" and The World According to Jeff Goldblum" will be joined by movies "Lady and the Tramp" and "Noelle."

[08/22/19 - 06:14 PM]
Original Documentary "One Day at Disney" Streaming December 3 Only on Disney+
The film is billed as featuring hundreds of cast members and five continents.

[08/22/19 - 06:10 PM]
Hit Comedy Series "Ballers," Starring Dwayne Johnson, Returns for Its Fifth and Final Season August 25, Exclusively on HBO
Other returning cast regulars include John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Omar Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown and Brittany S. Hall.