Highlights for the 2003-2004 season.
Nikon Wildlife Expeditions
From California bighorns and mountain cougars to huge grizzlies, zoom in on some
of North America’s most elusive wildlife with Animal Planet’s newest series,
Nikon Wildlife Expeditions. Premiering
Tuesday, September 2 at 7 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, host Mark Pendlington (CBC,
Sportsnet, OLN, Knowledge Network) brings viewers up-close and personal with
these otherwise intangible creatures. With the help of the world’s leading
wildlife photographers, each alluring program covers everything you need to know
to capture the perfect picture.
A venomous scorpion in a wardrobe, a squirrel suffering from vertigo, a horse
stuck in a cattle grid, a cat rescued from a fire and an owl unable to fly –
these are a few of the troubled animals that are featured in, Animal
Hospital. Premiering Tuesday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m.
ET/8:30 p.m. PT, viewers tag along with veterinary experts as they come
to the rescue of wild and domesticated creatures in sickness, injury and
distress during this heart-warming, 13-part series that brings tears of sympathy
and smiles of relief.
Animal Planet brings to light the heroic efforts of 14 New York
City law enforcement officials who devote their time to protecting animals in
its latest series, Animal Precinct. Premiering
Tuesday, September 2 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, each one-hour installment
of this gritty new series provides viewers with heart-warming and sometimes
tear-jerking stories of animal rescue in New York. From the drama and emotion to
the triumph and tragedy, Animal Precinct showcases the work of these agents as
they combine their investigative skills, compassion, tact and street smarts to
deal with people who are often uncooperative, unsympathetic and, at times,
violent in order to save these animals.
RETURNING SERIES – Animal Cops and The Jeff Corwin Experience
It’s a cruel world, especially for animals. Returning to Animal Planet for a
second season is the hard-hitting series Animal Cops beginning
Wednesday, September 3 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Featuring
all-new episodes of America’s “animal cops” as they continue to battle against
ignorance and neglect, viewers tag along as animal welfare agents scour the
streets of Detroit and Houston, in search of animal abusers. From the incoming
calls to the search-and-rescue mission to the fate of the perpetrators,
Animal Cops cameras are there to capture each story.
The Jeff Corwin
Combine just the right amount of adventure with a lot of fur, add a pinch of
jeopardy with a dash of claws, and throw in a host with a twisted sense of
humour to taste, what do you get? The recipe for another season of
The Jeff Corwin Experience, of course. Animal Planet proudly
presents the return of this popular series, beginning Wednesday,
September 3 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, with an all-new season of wacky
From sunny Mexico to dark Peru
and wild Africa, The Jeff Corwin Experience kicks off
its third season with all-new episodes that track Jeff’s escapades across vastly
– 21st Century Ark and David Attenborough Special: Eagle
21st Century Ark
Animal Planet presents this four-part documentary special that profiles animal
groups whose habitats and very existence are under threat. Premiering
Sunday, September 28 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, each one-hour episode of
21st Century Ark, airing Sundays on Animal Planet,
highlights one endangered animal and examines its recent history, explaining how
they came to be endangered and what has been done to reverse their decline. By
concentrating on the daily life of the animal in question – relationships with
predators and prey, intriguing behaviours, mating rituals, rearing of young –
and examining the myths and legends that bind the animals to our own lives, this
endearing series aims to raise awareness of the real possibility of extinction
across a range of animal groups, while projecting future trends for each species
and highlighting what must be done to ensure their continued survival into the
next century and beyond.
The series begins with a
profile of Whales (September 28), followed by a look
at Gorillas (October 5), continuing with
Elephants (October 12) and ending with Tigers
Few animals have captured the human imagination quite so powerfully as the eagle.
Premiering Sunday, October 26 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT,
David Attenborough Special: Eagle profiles this majestic bird
of prey that has been a symbol of strength and courage throughout the centuries.
There are 60 types of eagles throughout the world, and this program embarks on a
grand tour through 12 countries focusing on 15 of the most spectacular varieties.
From the Philippine eagle (only 30 pairs survive in the wild) to the bald eagles
of Alaska, each type has adapted to a different environment so that few places
on Earth can escape eagle eyes.