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Finding Bigfoot

24 Apr

WATCH: The Best of Finding Bigfoot's Bobo

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We know that now Finding Bigfoot isn't on air that you're all probably going through Sasquatch withdrawals.

Fear not! We've pulled together some of our favorite moments featuring the show's very lovable James "Bobo" Fay. He certainly provided many great moments this past season, including his experiment to anger a bigfoot by marking territory after consuming three gallons of water. Relive that moment and more in our "Best of Bobo" playlist!

Jodi Westrick is a Digital Media Producer for Follow her on Twitter @jodilyn and/or instagram @jodilynw for photos of and posts about her ridiculously cute cats, Otis and Etta.

5 Dec

Finding Bigfoot: Do We Believe?



When you work at Animal Planet, people often ask you details about some of the shows. I think most APL staffers can agree that most of the time these questions center on Finding Bigfoot and whether or not the species is real and what we believe. So, in an effort to answer some of those questions, we asked some of our coworkers in both the New York and Silver Spring offices what they think. The video below is the result.

Seems like most staffers think that Bigfoot could exist and that they hope the Finding Bigfoot team finds the elusive creature.

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Now, I wonder what happened to those donuts...


29 Nov

WATCH: Could DNA be Linked to Bigfoot Species?



A team of scientists led by Texas veterinarian Dr. Melba Ketchum claim that their 5-year long study of DNA confirms the existence of "a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called 'Bigfoot' or 'Sasquatch,'" in North America. According to the study, the scientists believe that the Sasquatch species is a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens and an unknown species of primate that arose approximately 15,000 years ago.

In a press release, Ketchum said, "Sasquatch nuclear DNA is incredibly novel and not at all what we had expected. While it has human nuclear DNA within its genome, there are also distinctly non-human, non-archaic hominin, and non-ape sequences. We describe it as a mosaic of human and novel non-human sequence. Further study is needed and is ongoing to better characterize and understand Sasquatch nuclear DNA."

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So does this mean that Bigfoot[s] could in fact be real?

In this past Sunday's episode of Finding Bigfoot, Matt, Cliff, Bobo and Ranae took their own found DNA sample to be tested. To see what they uncovered, check out the clip below:

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9 Nov

Was Bigfoot Spotted in Utah?


In a clip that has been making the YouTube rounds, hikers in Provo, Utah, appear to have captured a hairy, Bigfoot-like creature on film. The 48-second clip was uploaded by Beard Card and he writes in the description that they orignally thought the creature caught on camera was a bear. It wasn't until it stood up and looked at them that they realized it may have been something entirely different.

Take a look at the clip below and decide for yourself.

Do you think these hikers have anything on the Finding Bigfoot team? We recently added these great video bios for the members of the Finding Bigfoot team to give you a better idea of where each crew member comes from. Check out Bobo's below and click through to see Matt, Ranae and Cliff's.

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8 Nov

We Found Bigfoot! Have You?


Photo courtesy of Sarah McMurdy

It was an exciting day at the Animal Planet's SIlver Spring, Md., office. Why's that? Bigfoot stopped by in preparation for Sunday's premiere of Finding Bigfoot. Naturally, some of the Animal Planet staff took this rare opportunity to get photographic evidence of the big guy.

Want to see more Bigfoot? Discover evidence, see the best of the previous seasons and learn all about the BFRO and the others that search for him!


Want even more Finding Bigfoot? Tune in for an all new season Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10 PM E/P!

18 Sep

Animal Planet Takes Search for Sasquatch Worldwide

Great news for Sasquatch enthusiasts everywhere! Early this afternoon, Animal Planet announed a whopping TWENTY new episodes of its hit series Finding Bigfoot set to premiere Sunday, November 11th at 10PM E/P. 

One big change of pace this go around is that for the first time, the team expand their search in North America and beyond to investigate the sasquatch phenomenon known as "yowies" in Australia and the "orang-pendek" of Indonesia.  

In addition to their global jaunts, the team members will participate in a special “pre-show” special airing Sunday, November 11th at 9PM E/P before the premiere episodeModerated by Animal Planet executive producer Keith Hoffman (you may recognize Keith from his Hillbilly Handfishin' adventures). The special brings the team together in an informal setting to discuss the investigations in greater detail and to provide insights and tips not shared in the show.

Which location are you most excited for? What sorts of questions would you love to see the team answer? Sound off in the comments! 

Check out video from the most recent episodes of Finding Bigfoot! 

12 Jun

Top 3 Marketing Ideas that Never Saw the Light of Day

We have a weekly meeting at Animal Planet where we mostly watch funny cat videos, BUT we also do actual work and brainstorm ideas for all of our shows. Here are some of our favorite ideas that for some reason or another never saw the light of day (at least not yet).  


1. #Bigfooting


Perhaps not as sensational as #tebowing or has high-brow as #draping, but in the end some things are better left to the world wide web of clever TV fans with a camera and a twitter account.

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21 May

Birthing a Monster - Animal Planet's First Ever Monster Week

Rick-holzman Monster Week is driven by the same creative spark that initially led us to make River Monsters. Monsters have always intrigued us - and have allowed us to tell tense, surprising and suspenseful stories, from shocking creatures of massive size to those that are microscopic (You may recall Monsters Inside Me, a show revealing how a vacation in paradise could suddenly lead to a horrible disease or worms that ate your flesh and brain) and Killer Aliens - about mega-pythons and poisonous lizards in Florida.

Everyone knows that the oceans are full of sharks and that these magnificent alpha predators swim in beautiful bright blue water. There is inherently something creepier and more terrifying about murky water with a bottom that squishes between your toes. As summer nears and we all venture into lakes, ponds and watering holes to cool off on these hot summer days, let’s ask ourselves: What if the places we thought were safe were actually just as scary as the oceans patrolled by sharks?

Monster Week was a simple idea, born in the dark primordial soup of a conference room. But as often happens with monsters, the idea took on a life of its own. It morphed and evolved into what will become be an annual event! What better way to kick off the summer than by celebrating the REAL MONSTERS that live in the great outdoors?

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