If you thought the JERSEY SHORE gang was trouble – then you definitely won’t want to mess with THE PACK. Premiering on May 17 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT and continuing Tuesdays on Animal Planet, this five-part series reveals the inner workings of one of the most fascinating pack-living predators in the Indian forests: Asiatic wild dogs, or dholes. Until a few decades ago, they were branded as bloody killers and vermin by humans and were mercilessly slaughtered to near extinction. In the spirit of cult hit MEERCAT MANOR, THE PACK explores the world of a stunningly beautiful but endangered species through the eyes of one extraordinary pack leader. So take a seat, Snooki, and make way for Kennai!
THE PACK is the story of a dominant dhole pack and the fate of a rebel female named Kennai as she rises from loner to queen – eventually forming her own pack. Kennai, whose mother was killed by a tiger when she was young, decides to leave her natal pack, all alone, in search of her future. On her journey, she faces loss and hardship. But she also manages to evade innumerable crises, including challenges by tigers, bigger packs and natural calamities. Episode highlights include:
THE PACK: “Episode 1”
Tuesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Kennai’s epic story begins when she is a young pup, orphaned after losing her mother to a tiger. Ever the adventurer, Kennai decides to leave her natal pack – alone – in search a future, gambling on survival in the dangerous forests of India.
THE PACK: “Episode 2”
Tuesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Kennai and her tiny wild pack are working to expand their territory in the Indian forest. But these audacious forays into new territory are also extremely dangerous. And while the pack challenges the leopard population without issue… tigers are a different matter.
THE PACK: “Episode 3”
Tuesday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Two new males – brothers Maccha and Bidda – join the pack. Kennai and Maccha begin courting… but he’s also trying to seduce Chukki, Kennai’s daughter. Poor Kennai gave her all to this new male, but now she is in danger of losing her hold over the pack.
THE PACK: “Episode 4”
Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Kennai, now five years old, is ready to raise her third litter. Chukki, her daughter, is also pregnant. But when a forest fire heads in the direction of the den, the pups – and the pack – are in jeopardy.
THE PACK: “Episode 5”
Tuesday, June 14 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Meet Kennai and Chukki’s new litters. The pups are now out of the den and roaming the forests with the adults. But sharing your home with tigers can be tricky… can Kennai escape her mother’s fate and become queen of the forest?