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…

Animalist Premieres ‘Breaking Trail With Coyote Peterson’

Today, Discovery Digital Networks’ Animalist launched its latest series, Breaking Trail With Coyote Peterson.  The show, launched with three episodes today, follows adventurer and animal enthusiast Coyote Peterson as he explores America’s backyard and the awesome creatures that inhabit it. Peterson takes viewers on the following adventures:  Meet the Only Venomous Lizard in the United States: Viewers are transported to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and join Coyote in search…

Animal Planet India Celebrates 67th Anniversary of India’s Independence with ‘Yeh Mera India’

As India celebrates its 67th year of independence, Animal Planet India is joining the celebration with Yeh Mera India, a month-long programming special, highlighting the country’s exotic wildlife, varied landscapes and natural treasures. Traveling from the mountains of Himalayas to the wetlands of Odisha and from the Sahyadari ranges in Western Ghats to the Bandhavgarh Forests in the heart of India, the line-up will spotlight rare species such as the…

‘Wild Arabia’ Premieres Tonight on Animal Planet

For me, travel is a passion, but also a rare indulgence. When a show allows me to travel to an exotic area of the world from my own couch, as Animal Planet’s Wild Arabia, does, I’m tuned in. Tonight, in Animal Planet’s new two-hour special, Wild Arabia, Animal Planet brings viewers to Arabia to allow them to explore the region’s dramatic and varied landscape, rich and extraordinary wildlife, ancient culture, and…