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Learn about your favorite animals on Discovery Kids

New season premieres this January
/ 07:20 PM January 08, 2013

Always wanted to get up close and personal with your favorite animals but realize they’re scattered all over the globe? ANIMAL ATLAS 2 is the answer! This fun and informative series introduces young viewers to every kind of animal imaginable, from the familiar to the astounding, including apes and giant lizards, sharks and tigers, and all other animals from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and everywhere in between. Learn about their lives, their history, and the adaptations that allow them to survive and thrive. But the best part of all is that viewers get to meet these beautiful creatures face to face all in the comfort of their living room! In each exciting half-hour episode, viewers will discover all there is to know about the animal star of the day and learn a fact or two that will only build their knowledge and love for wildlife. ANIMAL ATLAS 2 premieres daily at 2:00 p.m., starting Monday, January 21. Encores on the same day at 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m and weekends at 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Explore the animal world like never before and witness the magnificent creatures in all their glory! From exotic wildlife in the savannah to bubbly underwater friends, wherever animals live, that’s where ANIMAL ATLAS is. In this 26-part series, viewers not only get to meet with all kinds of incredible animals, they will also acquire some important facts about their ability to survive and flourish on our planet. These facts help empower kids to make a difference and help to ensure these animals stay around for a long time to come.

In the premiering episode of ANIMAL ATLAS 2, venture into the warm Atlantic waters of the Florida coast to meet some “mermaids”. Hold your breath and take a dive underwater with cameraman Bob to discover the history of man’s relationship with dolphins! Also on the ANIMAL ATLAS 2 itinerary, step into a time machine and travel back more than 100 million years ago… Well, almost. Say hello to the oldest giant reptile that remained – The Crocodilian!


There’s more to these amazing animals than simple zoology and ANIMAL ATLAS 2 is a great way to get kids excited about the beautiful wildlife that exists on our planet and satisfies their curiosity about the animal kingdom. Join in the fun with the following episodes of ANIMAL ATLAS 2:

Mermaids, Sirens & Sea Cows: Legends of the Manatee

An in-depth look at this gentle yet endangered mammal of the sea.


The Dolphin Show

An adventure ride at Florida’s Marineland with the intelligent and playful dolphins.


Crocs & Gators


The ruling reptiles whose existence ventures back to over a hundred million years ago.


Tortoises & Turtles: By Land And By Sea

A contrasting and comparative look at these slow-moving giants of and of sea.


Loss of the Wild: Wild Cats, Great and Small

Wild cats find sanctuary at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida.


Fish Tales: Let’s Swim!

The magical world of fish and their underwater surroundings.


Animals of Myth & Legend

Fact or Fiction? A truthful look into the animals of legend and folklore.


What’s That? Under The Sea

Unusual-looking underwater animals that are often mistaken for something they’re not.


Florida Springbreak, Wildlife-Style!

A romp with animals that are indigenous to the state of Florida.


Bright Birds

The majestic world of the airborne Aves who are brilliantly adapted to their respected environments.

First & Primate

An exploration into the complex world of the primates most closely related to mankind.

The Greatest of Apes

A study into the behaviors of these “man-like apes”.

Monkey See, Monkey Do? Let’s Talk About Anthropomorphism!

Giving human characteristics, behavior or motivation to animals.

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