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TORONTO (March 7, 2013) – Journey along on the ups and downs of impossibly cute yet plucky baby emperor penguins, snow monkeys, polar bears, arctic foxes, reindeer, and otters as these SNOW BABIES discover what it takes to survive the first year of life in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Premiering Wednesday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Animal Planet, the cute-as-can-be one-hour special is narrated by acclaimed British actress Caroline Quentin (MEN BEHAVING BADLY). With the help of family and friends, can the babies survive their first year of life in a world of snow and ice?
SNOW BABIES immerses viewers in a stunning winter wonderland with spectacular wildlife photography and the cutest newborns around!
Newborn highlights from SNOW BABIES include:
Baby Emperor Penguins
Emperor penguin chicks have evolved to withstand the cold, but when a blizzard blows up even they feel the effects. Worse still, they have become separated from the colony in white-out conditions.
Arctic Fox Cubs
When “mum and dad” are away hunting, a litter of Arctic fox cubs are left to their own devices. Games of chase and pounce are a fine way to entertain themselves in the snow!
Some troops of Japanese macaques have learned how to make snowballs. A young macaque has learned the technique but is not quite sure what to do next with his new toy…
About Animal Planet
See our planet from a wilder perspective! Animal Planet is the only animal entertainment brand that captures the drama and compelling characters of the animal kingdom. From the most perilous encounters with nature’s fiercest predators to the pets we bring into our own family, Animal Planet brings out the character behind every creature and shares the story behind every behaviour. Meet these animals – and their human companions and protectors – as they surprise us, scare us, play with us and teach us how similar we really are. Launched in Canada in 2001, Animal Planet programming offers an immersive and compelling journey into the animal world. Animal Planet is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Visit Animal Planet online at animalplanet.ca.
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