Animal Planet to celebrate Mother’s Day with new programs

MUMBAI: This Mother’s Day, Animal Planet plans to bring its viewers a day full of amazing stories which will put a spotlight on some of the outstanding animal mothers going the extra mile for their young. The mother’s day special will air on 8 May 2016 from 12 pm to 8 pm.

On the one hand the viewers can see an amarobia spider mom sacrificing her life to be often eaten by her newborns, on the other hand a mother koala will be seen feeding on poisonous eucalyptus leaves and building up tolerance in her babies by feeding them her own faeces.  Orangutan moms will nurse their offspring until they reach the age or 6 or 7.

Some of the episodes for the day include Heart of a Lioness portraying some places on earth where legends come alive.  An inversion of nature baffled the scientific world when a young lioness in Samburu Reserve, Kenya, set aside her predatory instincts to adopt a baby oryx antelope and mother it with infinite tenderness for 16 days.  Foregoing her most basic needs she proved both a compassionate and wise protector.

 Mama Hyena will focus on hyenas who have been given an unfairly negative reputation in folklore and popular media, because of their ungraceful, even grotesque, physical features. Despite their notoriety, spotted hyenas are truly a curiosity of nature. Intelligent creatures. They follow a sophisticated social system that is not immediately obvious to the untrained eye.

Wildwives of Savannah Lane will revisit the protagonists from Queens of the Savannah: Victoria who raised her four baby cheetahs alone, Laura who had to fend for her two lion cubs and hippopotamus Cathy. And watch how territorial issues cause tensions between hyena Lauren and lion Dorothy. Can they co-exist without creating conflict?

Savour some of the most intimate and extraordinary mother-child moments of the planet’s most amazing creatures in the following episodes.

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