Sunday 17 August

Sunday 17 August, 8.00pm

TVNZ Family is delighted to bring New Zealanders a brand new family television series for people passionate about animals – Animal Academy. Hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Willowbank Wildlife Park Head Ranger Jeremy Maguire, Animal Academy screens on TVNZ Family on TVNZ 6 on Sundays at 8pm.

New Zealand is a country of Animal Lovers. With nearly 800,000 dogs and 1.5 million felines, we have one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world. New Zealanders spend millions of dollars every year feeding and caring for their animals. Most people own an animal or two; they are considered part of the family bringing fun and joy to our lives.
This week, Animal Academy hosts Sarah Ulmer and Jeremy Maguire meet Miss Bear the Chow Chow – the only dog with a black tongue. They also talk to Penguin Ranger Jo Rapley and meet Jody Burgess, who shows off his ranch of over 400 parrots. Pet vet Deborah performs a C-Section which brings nine little corgi pups into the world and Jeremy gets to see a sperm whale, a pod of orca and a humpback whale, all in one day.

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