Killer snakes plus octopus fever make for a non-stop November on Animal Planet

Who cares about getting punk’d, when you can get dunked! This November, Animal Planet ups the ante big time with new and exciting Canadian premieres and specials that the whole family is sure to love.

First, go behind-the-scenes with two businessmen brothers-in-law as they run one of the world’s leading and most successful aquarium building companies on the hit series TANKED (Nov 7).

Next, meet Venom One, an elite group of specially-trained fire fighter/paramedics within the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue unit on SWAMP WARS (Nov 16).

Then, FINDING BIGFOOT ends its first season on a high with the wrap-up special FINDING BIGFOOT: BEHIND THE SEARCH (Nov 26).

And finally, skip the Grey Cup and catch two marquee special events when the PUPPY BOWL returns for more canine kicks!

Immediately following this special presentation, see how different animal species bond like never before with the new Canadian special WHEN ANIMALS ADOPT (Nov 27).

Programming highlights for Animal Planet in November include:

 

NEW SERIES

 

TANKED

Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, beginning November 7

Get dunked when TANKED makes its much awaited Canadian premiere this fall! The six-part series delves into the high-decibel, family-owned business of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), one of America’s leading and most successful builders of aquariums. Led by brothers-in-law (and business partners, best friends and rivals) Brett Raymer and Wayde King and housed in a state-of-the-art, cavernous facility located in the centre of Las Vegas, ATM has created thousands of enormous, conceptual aquariums for high-profile clients. Working with opinionated and outrageous family and staff, Raymer and King take on jaw-dropping aquarium builds in intricate and interesting locations, including inside restaurants, casinos, banks, hotels, churches, offices, mansions, museums and zoos. Their tanks are for celebrities and ordinary Joes, building habitats for the most unusual and larger-than-life creatures in the world.

 

SWAMP WARS

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, beginning November 16

When people think of Miami, they think of the ultimate vacation – lying on the beach, shopping sprees and enjoying the great outdoors. But, while Miami offers all of these things, South Florida is actually a giant swamp filled with snakes. Snakes are everywhere. Every single yard in Miami has snakes – not to mention, dangerous alligators, vicious Tegu lizards and Africanized bees. When it comes to the planet’s most venomous creatures, there is only one team who has the knowledge and fearlessness to battle them – Venom One. Venom One is an elite group of specially trained fire fighter/paramedics within Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. It’s the only emergency response team of its kind, and it currently holds the largest anti-venom bank in the world. In this docu-drama series, witness the intensity and urgency of the job as this courageous team takes down killer snakes, rushes against the clock to deliver anti-venoms and ultimately saves lives. 

 

NEW SPECIALS

 

FINDING BIGFOOT: BEHIND THE SEARCH

Saturday, November 26 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT

This one-hour special features members of the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) team as they discuss their excursions to find the mythical creature. The team returns to a gathering in Oregon at Ike’s Pizza, called “Bigfoot and Beer” to talk personally to fans. The team talks about their excursions to find Bigfoot and reflect on them, answer questions from their fans, and play footage that was not aired on previous episodes. 

 

WHEN ANIMALS ADOPT

Sunday, November 27 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

A tiger cub with no mother in sight. A baby hippo. An abandoned meercat pup. Without nurturing, these infants face certain death. Now, in this one-hour special presentation, discover stories of the most unlikely cross species relationships imaginable from a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub to a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo. WHEN ANIMALS ADOPT views these remarkable relationships first hand, and, through the caregivers, biologists and animal behaviourists who study them, explores what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

 

PUPPY BOWL 

Sunday, November 27 at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT

In today’s “other Big Game,” Animal Planet has reinvented football with the cutest, fuzziest – and sometimes fiercest – players on the field. When we say “rookie” we aren’t kidding – some of these athletes are just nine weeks old! Join Animal Planet for tackles, fumbles, fouls – and even a half-time show! – at the PUPPY BOWL! From bulldogs to boxers and everything in between, these pups enjoy a spirited game in a spectacular stadium.

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