Tonight, Sunday February 7, Discovery+ will premiere the brand new series of Animal Planet’s The Zoo: San Diego, produced by Left/Right.
The first episode of the second season will stream live on Discovery+ at 10:45am PST. There are nine episodes in this season, with and new episodes posted every Saturday.
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 Season Two features even more exciting animal stories, including the arrival of new visitors and plenty of new babies! Audiences meet Funani, a river hippo who welcomes a new addition to the family; Omeo, an orphaned koala joey; and the team’s journey to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Kenya to help develop an innovative milk formula for elephant calves who do not have mothers. Other stories this season will include a pair of lappet-faced vultures who produce the zoo’s first fertile egg for the species; wallaby Thelma and her joey Everest who become ambassador animals; and even a few koalas Puck, Ra, and Laksmi who are nursed back to health after being saved from the bushfires. In addition to this, The Zoo: San Diego becomes host to the only pair of platypuses, Eve and Birrarung, outside Australia!
The first season 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”. The show premiered in August 2019 to almost one million total viewers P2+ (973,000) and was Animal Planet’s most-watched freshman of 2019.
The Zoo: San Diego, is produced for discovery+ by Left/Right and Copper Pot Pictures. Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Anneka Jones, Jessie Findlay and Michael LaHaie are the executive producers for Left/Right. David LaMattina and Chad Walker are the executive producers for Copper Pot Pictures. For discovery+, Lisa Lucas is executive producer.