Get ready to head back to the San Diego Zoo. At least on your television screen! Animal Planet has renewed The Zoo: San Diego for a second season, which will air this summer on the cable network. The series had a huge viewing for season one back when it premiered in August.
Animal Planet revealed more about the return of the series in a press release. Check that out below.
“Animal Planet announced today it has greenlit THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO Season Two which will premiere this summer. The series is a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at San Diego Zoo Global, whose mission is to save species worldwide while inspiring passion for wildlife and wild places. Featuring two parks, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as well as the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global is home to more than 700 species and 6,500 animals. THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO premiered on August 10, 2019 to nearly one million viewers.
Last season, THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO introduced viewers to all sorts of incredible wildlife including pandas, giraffes, Galapagos tortoises, koalas, elephants, mountain lions, and even a flock of ostriches known as the “Spice Girls”. Animal Planet audiences also met two adorable baby cheetahs who learned how to be ‘ambassadors’ for their species, in addition to a set of California condors who were brought back from the brink of extinction by the San Diego Zoo Global team.
THE ZOO: SAN DIEGO season two, currently in production, will feature even more exciting animal stories, including the arrival of a new visitor favorite: a baby hippo named Amahle by the public; the introduction of two rescued mountain lion cubs to Koya, the resident adult female; and koalas Thara and Hunter have successfully produced a joey. Additionally, a partnership between San Diego Zoo and Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Kenya brings representatives from the elephant sanctuary to the zoo to train and develop care plans and create an infant formula for baby elephants. Later in the season, we’ll join San Diego Zoo representatives as they visit the sanctuary in Kenya to provide further assistance.”
What do you think? Did you watch season one of this Animal Planet series? Will you watch season two?