New Delhi:Starting this January, viewers can pack their bags and get set for a unique journey into the wild with Animal Planet’s upcoming programming line-up Animal Planet A-Z. From adept hunters to the calm herbivores, this 52-weeks programming line-up will traverse viewers into the thrilling world of wild.
Starting January 7th, Animal Planet will bring a visual treat on variety of animals through its new series Animal Planet A-Z, every night at 10 pm.
Announcing the launch of the series, Rahul Johri, senior vice president and general manager – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Animal Planet A-Zbrings a comprehensive hour of ultimate wildlife programming which will appeal to the viewers with its exciting content. With viewers getting multiple choices of entertainment, the best quality programming will get the biggest traction from them.”
The channel will dedicate one week to each animal. This unexampledline-up of Animal Planet A-Zwill take viewersontoa wild expedition that features the details of one particular animal every week, covering from A to Z of varied species. A for Anaconda, B for Bears, C for Crocodiles, D for Dog, E for Elephantsand many more – each weekwill encapsulate the animal’shabitat, nature, wild attacks. Wild animals do not occupy the whole list, as the programmes will alsoinclude aquatic creatures like Fish and untamed participants in the list – the monstrous bugs found in the forests.
Viewers will also join Animal Planet’s renowned wildlife explorers and experts like Nigel Marvin, Jeff Corwin, Dave Salmoni,Austin Stevenas they travel to different countries, observing different wildlife.
Anaconda (Jan 7 to Jan 13 )
Anaconda, or Water Boa, is a water snake of Central and tropical South America. Anacondas kill their prey-birds and small reptiles and mammals-by squeezing them until they suffocate, or by drowning them. Anacondas are not poisonous. Anacondas prey on turtles, birds, mammals, and small Caymans—South American crocodiles.
Elephant (Feb 4 to Feb 10)
Three species make up the Elephantidea family. African and Asiatic elephants roam savannas and light forests while the African forest elephant mainly lives in African rain forests. African elephants are the largest animals on land. The Asian and African forest elephants are slightly smaller. African elephants also have larger ears, which are used for cooling their massive bodies.
Fish (Feb 11 to Feb 17)
How do fish breathe underwater? What are their fins for? How do they swim? Can certain fish breathe air or survive on land? How many types of fish are there, and what are they? What is the world’s smallest fish? What’s the biggest? Find out the answers to all these and many more questions in Animal Planet’s ultimate guide to fish. Go nose-to-nose with an unwelcome great white shark, watch an eel bite off a human thumb, get an up-close look at how stingrays are put together, track giant, filter-feeding basking sharks and much more.
Grizzlies (Feb 18 to Feb 24)
The grizzly bear, sometimes known as the silver-tip bear, has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the brown bear, but this classification is in dispute. A distinctive shoulder hump of muscle sets the grizzly apart from the black bear. Grizzly bears also have concave faces and famously long claws.Grizzly bears are not picky eaters and will consume vegetation and animals, including grasses, roots, berries, fish, and small and large mammals.
Hyena (Feb 25 to Mar 3)
Hyena, a large, strong, flesh-eating mammal is native to the Eastern Hemisphere. The brown hyena of southern Africa is about the same size as the striped.It has long, erect ears with coarse, short, bristly, brownish-gray colored hair thatcovers most of the hyena’s body. The animal appears to be humpbacked because its hind legs are shorter than its front legs.