Georgia Aquarium, which plays a crucial role in aquatic conservation throughout the world, opens its doors to Animal Planet’s global audiences with unprecedented access to the aquatic animals and inner-workings of the Western Hemisphere’s largest aquarium in an all-new series, THE AQUARIUM, which premieres Sunday, May 19th at 8PM ET / PT. The series introduces and shares the stories of the amazing animals who call the 10 million gallons of water at the Georgia Aquarium home, including rescued southern sea otters, endangered African penguins, rescued California sea lions, and manta rays, among others.
THE AQUARIUM also documents Georgia Aquarium’s ongoing efforts to protect aquatic species in the wild, traveling to their own backyard and across the world to help animals in need. In the premiere episode, a group of Georgia Aquarium staffers travel to Cape Town, South Africa to help rehabilitate African penguins and assist in the release of a group of penguins back into the wild.
Other animal stories this season include Pinkie, a geriatric thirteen year old Asian small-clawed otter with a reoccurring nosebleed, which the vet and animal care teams go to great lengths to diagnose and treat; a very curious rescued green sea turtle named Tank who investigates an upgrade to his habitat; three Harbor seals – Rose, Floyd, and Cerberus – who prepare to relocate to a temporary home within the Aquarium; a charming mismatched duo – Toby, the harbor seal and Hunter, the rescued California sea lion – who recently became roommates; and stories of the various fish residents such as jellies, piranhas and archerfish, known for their trait of shooting water from their mouths to knock prey insects into the water.
THE AQUARIUM is produced for Animal Planet by Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Copper Pot Pictures. Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Anneka Jones and Michael LaHaie are the executive producers; Jessie Findlay is co-executive producer for Left/Right. David LaMattina and Chad Walker are the executive producers for Copper Pot Pictures. Lisa Lucas is the executive producer, Patrick Keegan is supervising producer and Meredith Russell is coordinating producer for Animal Planet.
About Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Humane Certified by American Humane and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries. For more information, visit georgiaaquarium.org
About Animal Planet
Animal Planet, one of Discovery, Inc.’s great global brands, is dedicated to creating high quality content with global appeal delivering on its mission to keep the childhood joy and wonder of animals alive by bringing people up close in every way. Available to 360 million homes in more than 205 countries and territories, Animal Planet combines content that explores the undeniable bonds forged between animals and humans, optimized across all screens around the world. In the U.S., Animal Planet audiences can enjoy their favorite programming anytime, anywhere through the Animal Planet Go app which features live and on-demand access. For more information, please visit www.animalplanet.com.
Over the last dozen years, LEFT/RIGHT has produced hundreds of hours of television in an extraordinarily eclectic mix of genres, ranging from hard-hitting documentaries to side-splitting comedies, covering topics from sex to secret societies to stand-up comedy to science fiction to school segregation. Past and present productions include our Emmy Award-winning television adaptation of the popular public radio show “This American Life” (Showtime)… to multiple episodes of the award-winning investigative series “FRONTLINE” (PBS)… to “The Circus” (Showtime), a fast-turnaround documentary series that pulls back the curtain on American politics… to “James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” (AMC), which examines and celebrates the most dominant genre in the world today… to our upcoming New York Times series “The Weekly” for FX and Hulu. Our shows have been nominated for over 15 Emmy® Awards and have won multiple awards, including an Emmy® for Best Nonfiction Series. Left/Right is part of Red Arrow Studios, an international production and distribution company, and is represented by WME Entertainment. For more information, visit leftright.tv
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