Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wilder Wildlife on Animal Planet

Press release

See wildlife like never before in these exciting new series from Animal Planet!

Penguins on a Plane: Great Animal Moves

Every day, thousands of different animals are being moved around the globe on our roads, ferries, and planes. But flying a flock of Gentoo penguins all the way from New Zealand to Birmingham’s National Sea Life Centre requires a high-tech, custom-built transport crate costing £40,000. With refrigeration, air filtering and even seatbelts, the ‘penguin hotel’ must keep the birds in peak physical condition during their 12,500 mile journey.

Watch Penguins On A Plane: Great Animal Moves. The show premiered last October 26 and will air Mondays at 9pmFollow the expert handlers entrusted with transporting some of the world’s most precious and challenging cargo safely to their destinations.

The Lion Queens of India

India's Gir National Park is the last refuge of the endangered Asiatic lions, but is also the home of a unique breed of lionesses. Meet the gutsy and resolute female foresters zealously guarding these lions in The Lion Queens of India, Watch some of the most courageous, skillful and remarkably-dedicated girls do everything they can for the welfare of these forests - rescuing a lion stuck in an open well, healing a badly-injured lioness with three little cubs in the middle of the night, retrieving a wayward leopard from a farmer's house, and catching and releasing a deadly Russell's viper. It’s all in a day’s work!

Witness the new series bring alive some of the most daring wildlife action sequences on television Tuesdays, at 9 pm.

Treetop Cat Rescue

Meet Shaun and Tom, brothers-in-law and tree arborists who make up Canopy Cat Rescue: a highly skilled two-man operation trained to climb dangerously tall trees to save desperate, stranded cats.  Over the past two years, they have rescued nearly 500 kitties from treetops as high as 165 feet!

The lifesaving events happen Wednesdays, 10 PM on Treetop Cat Rescue Wednesdays.

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