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Animal Planet celebrates VALENTINE’S WEEKEND with two days of special programming featuring extraordinary love stories, unusual mating rituals and everything else in between! Discover how various animals pursue their ideal mate and observe the amazing – and often elaborate – courting rituals exclusive to each species. Witness also touching stories of the remarkable bonds shared between animals and humans. On Saturday February 14 and Sunday February 15, tune in for a four-hour love fest starting at 8:00 p.m. on Animal Planet.

Kicking off Animal Planet’s VALENTINE’S WEEKEND special is ROMEO & JULIET: A MONKEY’S TALE, a retelling of the classic romance between two young macaque monkeys in the mountains of Thailand. Despite the fact that the star-crossed lovers are able to see past their differences, other members of the opposing clans declare war to keep the poor primates apart. Will the pair of macaques suffer the same twisted fate as the stars of this familiar tale about forbidden love?


Follow two golden jackal families from Ngorongoro, Tanzania on MEET THE JACKALS. This heartening story of tragedy and hope shows the devotion of parents who will do everything they can to protect their little ones when faced with daily attacks by hungry hyenas. The events of their lives in just one breeding season are full of both drama and tenderness, set against a visually stunning backdrop.

Next, travel 6 FEET UNDER THE SAVANNAH to uncover the secret lives of naked mole rats, where a sole queen imposes the law and assures the continuity of the species with a few males. Apart from one or two fertile males, they all play the role of workers and soldiers whilst the queen – much larger than the others – reigns.

Vividly illustrating the incredible interspecies bond is DANIEL AND OUR CATS, which highlights the touching friendship shared between big-cat handler Daniel Radziej, his wife Catherine and their three pet African cats. Told from the point of view of Catherine, DANIEL AND OUR CATS intimately recounts her personal experience of love, loss and healing.

LOVE IS IN THE WILD reveals how picky females are about their partners, yet utterly loving to their young, going through a succession of diverse rituals just to find a companion. In a world where predators reign mercilessly and herbivores are constantly trying to escape from danger, learn a thing or two about love and sacrifice when you step into their world this
VALENTINE’S WEEKEND.

Meet Chantek, the world’s only language-trained orangutan who was raised as a human child, and see how a scientific experiment evolves into an emotional connection between an anthropologist and an animal on MY WILD AFFAIR. The episode documents the highs and lows of their unique relationship, and also tugs at the heartstrings as the two get separated when Chantek is held captive in a facility for 11 years.

On TANKED, see how tank masters Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing come up with innovative solutions to their clients’ requests. Among their awesome aquariums is an Old Vegas-themed tank constructed for Las Vegas Weddings, which ultimately inspires Wayde and his wife Heather to renew their wedding vows.



Saturday, February 14
Sunday, February 15
8:00 p.m.
ROMEO & JULIET: A MONKEY’S TALE
LOVE IS IN THE WILD – ONE DAY IN THE SAVANNAH
9:00 p.m.
MEET THE JACKALS
MY WILD AFFAIR – THE APE WHO WENT TO COLLEGE
10:00 p.m.
6 FEET UNDER THE SAVANNAH
TANKED – BE COOL
11:00 p.m.
DANIEL AND OUR CATS
TANKED 2 – LEARN TO LOVE OR LOVE TO LEARN
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