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ANIMAL PLANET – Mondays from 21 January, 9.30pm

Cat behaviourist Jackson Galaxy returns for a new season of My Cat From Hell to take on the most catastrophic cat cases anyone ever has encountered. For the first time, Galaxy is taking his cat-listening skills on the road to New York City. Armed with more than 15 years of experience, a proven training program and his signature guitar case filled with cat toys, Galaxy is on a mission to help cat owners find the sources of conflict with their furry friends.

ANIMAL PLANET – Thursdays from 10 January, 9.30pm

Raised Wild explores the incredible stories of the feral children who have been raised by animals. It includes previously unseen footage and newly discovered images of recent stories that have not yet been told.

ANIMAL PLANET – Mondays beginning 10 December, 10.30pm

Making abandoned, stray dogs the stars of their very own Cinderella story, we take pet makeovers to a new high, helping these down-on-their-luck pups hit the lottery. Starting with a full makeover from head to tail and then finding these pups a home to call their own. Placing the mangiest of mutts into happiest of homes!

ANIMAL PLANET – Sundays beginning 9 December, 8.30pm

The Magic of the Big Blue journeys through the vast oceans of seven continents. Each episode explores the underwater world of a different continent. Whether it is the lush and colourful coral reefs of Asia, Australia and Oceania, the labyrinth of cave systems in North America or the extensive marine life in Africa and Europe, The Magic of the Big Blue provides a fascinating and breathtaking look at life underwater.

ANIMAL PLANET – Tuesdays beginning 4 December, 9.30pm

The investigative team from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organisation continues their pursuit of Sasquatches in North America’s most notorious Bigfoot hot spots. Renowned Bigfooters Matt Moneymaker and Bobo Fay join forces with Cliff Barackman and field biologist Ranae Holland as they attempt to authenticate claims of creature sightings, from forests of New Mexico to the shores of Rhode Island.

ANIMAL PLANET – Thursdays from 29 November, 9.30pm

Adventurer and Biologist Niall McCann is on a global adventure to find the Biggest and Baddest creatures on the planet. Working with locals, attack victims, big game hunters and experts, Niall will gain intimate knowledge of the animals. Niall hunts down these fantastic animals in the far corners of the earth, using any means necessary, travelling by land, sea and air: in planes, jeeps, on elephant back and by canoe. From wrestling with Anacondas, taking DNA samples from giant hogs, to measuring marauding elephants and re-locating ferocious crocodiles Niall’s efforts will convince audiences that these are the Biggest and Baddest creatures walking the planet.

ANIMAL PLANET – Sunday 18 November, 8.30pm

Afterlife: Hippo is the most comprehensive illustration of nature’s food chain in action to date. This program shows the events of a fortnight as an entire ecological system including predators, scavengers, birds and insects consume the enormous carcass of an adult hippo. The hippo has been in the sights of the notoriously vicious honey badgers, leopards, lions, Nile crocodiles, hyenas, wild dogs, baboons, monitor lizards and marabou storks. With the potential for fierce showdowns between rivals for these vital calories, presenter Mark Evans explains the different eating mechanisms of the animals and also features footage from the dens of predators, staked out by specialist wildlife cameramen.

ANIMAL PLANET – Mondays from 12 November, 10.30pm

Discover everything you need to know about your feline friend. Cats 101 highlights the frisky, feisty and contagiously cute behaviours that helped these cheeky creatures over take dogs as the most popular pet in America. Learn about the various breeds, their genetic history, famous felines and quirky cat facts.

ANIMAL PLANET – Fridays from 26 October, 9.30pm

Animal Cops Houston focuses on the work of the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ investigation team. In the fight against animal cruelty, this non-profit organisation answers over eight thousand calls a year and rescues forty thousand animals in distress – everything from cattle and horses to lions and tigers.

ANIMAL PLANET – Sunday 7 October, 8.30pm

The Arctic Circle is one of the last great wildernesses on Earth, where the ocean turns to ice, and land and sea merge into one. This is a place where animals inspire myths and legends, and the species that survive here have evolved to live above and beneath the ice. This is the land of the midnight sun. The series follows a year in the High Arctic where life is exceptionally entwined with the seasons. During the polar winter, the sun sets for months on end plunging the far north into a perpetual night. But in the summer, the sun never sets and the Arctic slowly thaws out in an explosion of life.