Animal Planet, Yao Ming and ‘Saving Africa’s Giants’

I grew up as an animal lover, although in Oklahoma my exposure to wild animals was limited to the field or woods beyond my backyard and my time at the Oklahoma City Zoo as a junior curator. However, a few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Africa and experience the most real and impactful animal encounters of my life on safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve…

Discovery Asia Hosts Irwin Family as They Continue Steve’s Mission

At only fourteen years old, Bindi Irwin exudes her father’s confidence, spirit and passion for the world and its creatures. And, while it seems like she was a young girl just days ago, Bindi kicked off an Asian tour to promote Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors, a new Discovery Kids program that features her family’s efforts to continue the legacy of her late father and wildlife conservationist, Steve Irwin. Bindi, her mom,…

Animal Planet Travels to ‘Madagascar’ on Sunday Night

Many of us here at Discovery Communications woke up at an ungodly hour this morning to turn on TLC‘s coverage of the Royal Wedding. From the romantic dress to the pomp of Westminster Abbey, we were transported to another country and, it felt at times, another era. This Sunday, viewers won’t need to wake up early, but they can travel to an even more exotic location — Madagascar — on…