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Go WILD on Mother’s Day

Are you ready to celebrate all the incredible moms in the animal kingdom? You are in luck! Nat Geo WILD is showing amazing animal moms all day long on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14th.

Tune in to discover the heartwarming stories of how our planet’s wild animals raise their young — from a mother sheep comforting her crying lamb to a lioness guarding her cubs in the middle of the African wilderness — with a lineup of adorable programming suitable for the entire family. You may be surprised at how similar the parental styles of the natural world are to our own!

Young lamb and mother in nursery pen at Cotswold’s Farm Park. (Photo credit: Oxford Scientific Films 2015/Kate Laurie)

The celebration begins with a morning alongside the animal moms of the African wilderness in a special airing of Nat Geo WILD’s hit series Safari Live from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET. Safari Live gives you a front-row seat to an actual safari as our guides get you up close and personal with some of Africa’s most iconic species — such as lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes and more — in real time. Viewers can interact with the guides in real time on Twitter using #safarilive.

Later, we reveal the secrets behind moms in the wild in a three-part special, Animal Moms, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. This charming program explores the ways in which animal mothers rear their young, from the moment of birth to the “terrible twos” and beyond. Each episode features a mix of science, fascinating stories and heartwarming moments to show how animal mothers devote their lives to their babies. Discover the surprising realities behind the greatest bond in the animal kingdom: motherhood.

Location: Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: New born baby Sopo suckles at least once per hour and sleeps with his mothers in the same nest; Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve 2011
(Photo Courtesy of: Christina Karliczek/Doclights GmbH NDR Naturfilm)

Mother’s Day Premieres Include:

Safari Live: Mother’s Day Special
Premieres Sunday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET
Safari Live is back with a special broadcast dedicated to the awesome animal mothers of the African wilderness. Not only are the guides giving you a front-row seat to safari rides in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park, but they are also live broadcasting from the iconic Maasai Mara to showcase its incredible wildlife — such as herds of elephants, packs of endangered wild dogs, prides of lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas, among many others. It’s a Safari Live first you won’t want to miss!

Animal Moms: Happy Birthday!
Premieres Sunday, May 14, at 8 p.m. ET
Discover the incredible stories of the mothers of the animal kingdom. We begin with the heartwarming moments immediately following birth, when animal moms establish their magical bonds with their newborns as they welcome them into the world. From their youngsters’ first steps to their first meals, see how the animal mothers’ maternal instincts kick in to keep their young safe, fed and healthy.

Animal Moms: Terrible Twos
Premieres Sunday, May 14, at 9 p.m. ET
Explore how animal moms cope when their youngsters grow from infants to toddlers. Just like for human babies, play time is extremely important for these baby animals, and their animal moms have their work cut out for them. From pygmy goats learning just how high they can climb to baby lambs learning how to use their voices, these adorable stories show just how similar animals are to us. Discover animal moms’ tactics for tackling tantrums, the way they handle bullies and their ingenious methods for child care.

Animal Moms: Home Schooled
Premieres Sunday, May 14, at 10 p.m. ET
Just like human babies, animal babies learn by mimicking their mothers. It’s essential that they acquire all of the skills that will help keep them alive in the wild. Explore how animal mothers teach their young how to communicate, behave and find food. Also, witness a group of super-surrogate moms that are vital in preserving the future of various species.

We hope that you will enjoy tuning in to these great programs! We got a sneak peek, and the shows are just great. Perfect for the entire family to enjoy.

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THE INCREDIBLE DR. POL, CELEBRATES 100 EPISODES

The Celebration Begins With a One-Hour Special Event on Saturday, March 25, at 8/7c, Followed by the 100th Episode at 9/8c

After 10 seasons, over half a million patients, record-setting ratings and countless prolapses, pregnancy exams and problematic clients, Nat Geo WILD’s No. 1 series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, celebrates its 100th episode on Saturday, March 25, at 9/8c.

Holly, MI USA: Dr. Pol poses with two Percheron horses at the Michigan Renaissance Festival.
(Photo Credit: National Geographic Channels/Michael Stankevich)

The episode, which will air as the season 10 finale, follows a reflective one-hour special at 8/7c that highlights the series’ top moments and most memorable cases. Join in the countdown to the big moment by tuning in to The Incredible Dr. Pol Saturdays at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD.

Dr. Jan Pol, the 75-year-old Dutch veterinarian at the center of it all, is a global sensation thanks to his passion, charm and old-school, no-nonsense approach to animal care. He has become a familiar face to many and has been welcomed into families’ homes and hearts through millions of televisions around the world.

It all started in 2011 when Dr. Pol’s son, Charles, pitched an idea for a show centered on the life of his father — back when only the people of central Michigan knew his name. Before Dr. Pol knew it, he was a superstar. Season after season, The Incredible Dr. Pol delivers impressive ratings as people tune in to catch America’s favorite vet doing what he does best — wrangling animals, tackling cases and spending time with his wife, Diane, his son, Charles, and the staff at Pol Veterinary Services.

“Dr. Pol is the Dutch gift that keeps on giving,” said Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager of Nat Geo WILD. “There really is no one quite like him on TV with the kind of straight-up honesty and humor that resonate so well with viewers of all ages all over the world. Dr. Pol is a skilled veterinarian, a great family man, a hero to his community and a wonderful ambassador for Nat Geo WILD. We just couldn’t be more thrilled to be hitting this extraordinary milestone and sharing in his success with The Incredible Dr. Pol.”

CLARE, MICH.- Dr. Pol holds a Congo African Grey Parrot in the clinic lobby.(Photo credit: National Geographic Channels/Mark Myers)

It’s not just the viewers who have been welcomed into the life and home of Dr. Pol. The special compilation episode will take a look at the dedicated film crew that has spent years alongside the Pols in their busy clinic in rural Michigan. From racing to keep up with him on the roads to spending the holidays together, the crew has been up close and personal with the Pol family for years. We’ll take a look behind the scenes at some of the crew’s most memorable moments.

“I am thankful to the fans who have helped make this show such a great success,” said Dr. Pol. “I got into this business to help animals, and I never imagined that my career would go in this direction. I love what I do, and am happy that I’m able to be a part of the Nat Geo WILD family and share my passion for animals with the world.”

It’s an incredible event for an incredible veterinarian, covering some of the most remarkable cases and favorite memories over 10 seasons and 100 episodes.

Episodes Include:

One-Hour Special Episode
The Incredible Dr. Pol: The 100th Episode Pol-tacular!
Premieres Saturday, March 25, at 8/7c
We’ve filmed 100 incredible episodes of The Incredible Dr. Pol, and what a ride it’s been! Over the years, we’ve seen world-famous veterinarian Dr. Pol wrangling animals, tackling cases and dealing with some wild situations. Now, take a trip with us down memory lane as we look back at some of the show’s most incredible moments, remarkable cases and favorite memories over the past 100 episodes.

The 100th Episode and Season 10 Finale
The Incredible Dr. Pol: Paw & Order
Premieres Saturday, March 25, at 9/8c
Pol Veterinary Services receives a call about a rescued Saint Bernard in a life-threatening situation. Left outside in the blazing summer sun, this abused dog needs Dr. Pol’s help recovering from potential heatstroke. After a week of crazy cases and learning moments, Dr. Pol and Diane find themselves caring for the Saint Bernard and nursing him back to health. Eventually, they fall for the loveable lump and are determined to keep him out of the pound and in a suitable home. With some tender care and a little extra love, the gentle giant finally finds his forever family.

We hope you tune in! To learn more you can visit Nat Geo WILD.

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KITTEN BOWL III

Are you ready for some cuteness?! KITTEN BOWL III is on Su-purr bowl Sunday, Feb 7th at 12 PM ET/PT, 11C only on the Hallmark Channel.

Kitten Bowl trading card

The highly anticipated four-legged game is hosted by Beth Stern with play-by-play announcers John Sterling (iconic radio voice of the New York Yankees) and Mary Carillo (award-winning reporter, sports analyst and commentator) and special guest appearances by Commissioner Boomer Esiason, Kevin Nealon and many more. This year, the half-time show is cuter than ever when the feline players will be introduced to a team of puppies for the first time.

Kitten Bowl puppy

Additionally, Hallmark partnered with Snaps to launch Kitten Bowl III emojis, available on the Apple Store and Google Play store. The keyboard includes emojis of the cat-letes including Rob Gron-Cat-Ski, Howie Longhair and Coach John Hairball.

Kitten Bowl emojis

Angela Megrey, Vice President, Social Media, Crown Media Family Networks said “the shareable and adorable keyboard emojis not only connects our fans to the Kitten Bowl franchise, but also helps spread increased awareness for ‘Pet Project,’ Hallmark Channel’s advocacy in pet adoption”. We love that it helps spread the word for pet rescue, and the emojis are really fun too!

You can also see cute Cat Center updates by visiting Cat Center! Hallmark Channel’s CAT CENTER shares weekly FFL highlights and updates hosted by John Sterling and Mary Carillo. You can get to know some of the players before the big event on Sunday!

Beyond being super cute, Kitten Bowl also helps spread the word about animal rescue! All adoptable kittens were provided by North Shore Animal League America and Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation and have since found forever homes.

We hope that you tune in Sunday!

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