Animal Planet takes audiences on a first-ever, in-depth look behind the scenes at the Bronx Zoo, a New York institution and global leader in animal care and species conservation. With full access to the Bronx Zoo’s 265-acre campus, located a mere ten miles from New York’s Times Square, Animal Planet shines a light on a spectacular world of more than 6,000 animals and the 500-plus people dedicated to their care and well-being. THE ZOO, focuses on the stories of dozens of animals and experiences at the Bronx Zoo, and its critical mission to conserve wildlife around the globe. It also highlights the diverse community of people who work at the zoo, and how their expertise and varied skills come together to provide the highest quality care for the animals. THE ZOO premieres Saturday, February 18th at 10PM ET/PT.
Jim Breheny is WCS’s Executive Vice President and General Director of Zoos and Aquarium and Director of the Bronx Zoo, and also responsible for the operation and management of the New York Aquarium, the Central Park, Prospect Park and Queens Zoos. Collectively, the zoos and aquarium house more than 24,000 animals representing 1,400 species.
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