Animal Planet’s new documentary
The Zoo: COVID-19 and Animals
News Desk, News Nation 360: When the Bronx Zoo announced their four-year-old Malayan tiger tested positive for COVID-19 the world was shocked to learn that animals can be victims of this pandemic, and many questions were raised. Dave Salmoni, Animal Planet’s big cat expert, dives deep to answer these questions in the special THE ZOO: COVID-19 AND ANIMALS on May 17 at 1 pm and 8 pm on Animal Planet, Animal Planet HD and on recently launched Discovery Plus app. Salmoni speaks with a wide spectrum of experts from the World Health Organization to wildlife biologists to
veterinarians to uncover how the virus affects animals and how pet owners can keep their pets and family safe. The special will feature Bronx Zoo Chief Veterinarian with an update on the big cats and their treatment; Dr. Peter Embarek from the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Task Force, who works particularly on all aspects of the virus related to animals; EXTINCT OR ALIVE’s wildlife biologist, Forrest Galante providing insight on COVID-19 and how it relates to wildlife; and Dr Jeff of DR. JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN VET how the virus affects pets. Audiences will also hear from Dr Blue, Dr Ross, and Dr Lavigne of THE VET LIFE and EVAN GOES WILD’s Dr Evan Antin on how to care for pets during this time. Dave Salmoni, Animal Planet’s big cat expert, told they are speaking to a wide range of experts from the World Health Organization, to wildlife biologists, to veterinarians. They are at war with this disease
and so they get down to the nitty-gritty and discuss practical questions about daily lives with their pets. They know animals do play a role in this pandemic, and when it comes to their pets, they have to take care of them like any other member of their family. Sai Abishek, Director–Content, Factual & Lifestyle Entertainment – South Asia, Discovery, told they have been the forefront of busting myths around novel Coronavirus with international documentaries. With this latest film, they take a hard look at how animals are being treated during such a crisis and the safety measures that can be taken to keep both, the people and their pets healthy.
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Report : Anustup Kundu