San Diego Zoo & Safari Park to get Animal Planet Series

THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO (working title) coming later this year

April 10, 2019

The San Diego Zoological Society announced today they're teaming up with Animal Planet for a brand-new show!

The series will go behind-the-scenes at the San Diego Zoo Global, and both parks, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The working title is THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO, and is expected to debut later this year.

San Diego Zoo Global's mission to save animal species worldwide will be highlighted, and the series will have a special look at a wide range of animals, the animal ambassador program, and the teams that care for the animals including the keepers and the veterinarians as they work toward that mission.

Some of the animals expected to be featured on the series include pandas, giraffes, Galápagos tortoises, koalas, elephants, mountain lions, and the two young cheetahs who are in training to become animal ambassadors.

Erin Wanner, Senior Vice President of Production for Animal Planet said in the Zoo's press release, “The San Diego Zoo is a cherished landmark, recognized for its contribution to conservation, and a place where generations of families have learned about and celebrated wildlife. We are thrilled to partner with this iconic institution to help shine a light on their work with some of the planet’s most amazing creatures.”

“The vision of San Diego Zoo Global is to lead the fight against extinction,” said Rick Schwartz, San Diego Zoo Global ambassador. “We know that this compelling program will not only delight and engage viewers, but will also provide a global platform for us to share incredible stories of the conservation efforts that our organization has undertaken to ensure the survival of endangered species.”