(Silver Spring, Md.) — Breaking News from Silver Spring, Md., where SEVENTEEN inches of snow fell overnight. With cold temps, ice, sleet and snow still upon us, there is little doubt that it is STILL. WINTER. Our old friend Punxsutawney Phil has clearly missed the mark and with a looming indictment, it’s time for new blood. Enter, Animal Planet.
AMERICA’S NEXT GROUNDHOG will be a fierce, fluffy competition series that splits 10 wannabe weather forecasters into two teams and pits them head-to-head in a series of wild, never-before-seen weather challenges. It’s eat or be eaten – may the best rodent win!
Traveling across the globe to some of the most remote and most hard-to-predict climates, competitors will struggle through eight hard weeks on the road and 24 wacky-weather challenges - all for just one shot at being crowned AMERICA’S NEXT GROUNDHOG.
This Sunday at 10 e/p, Animal Planet airs Eating Giants: Hippo, a special documenting the days following the death of a three-and-a-half ton hippo along the banks of Zambia's Luangwa River. We see some unpleasant moments in the program, one in particular that Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times says "will leave half of the viewing audience pretty darn uncomfortable." Here's what happened when we showed the film to fellow employees:
Enjoy Eating Giants: Hippo! We would recommend finishing dinner well before the show starts.
The equivalent of a door-bell ditch in the gorilla world.
If you have ever experienced the exhilaration of playing "door-bell ditch" then you will likely understand the sheer adrenaline this gorilla is feeling.
Watch as this cheeky gorilla suprises unsuspecting zoo keepers -- wait for it at 0:44 in the video.
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