Animal Planet announced today it has greenlit THE AQUARIUM Season Two. The series, which documents the daily behind the scenes at Georgia Aquarium in addition to the vital role it plays in aquatic conservation around the world, premiered on May 19 to nearly one million viewers. THE AQUARIUM focuses on the stories of the thousands of special animals who call the 10 million gallons of water at the Atlanta-based aquarium home; the bonds the animals share with the staff who dedicate their lives and careers to their care; and Georgia Aquarium’s global conservation efforts.
This season THE AQUARIUM followed the aquarium’s biologists, researchers and aquarists during their fascinating day-to-day activities. Audiences were introduced to an array of animals with memorable stories, including southern sea otter pups, Mara and Gibson, who were rescued from the California coast; African penguins Charlie and Lizzie, who have been together for 25 years; a very curious rescued green sea turtle named Tank; and a plethora of other animals that reside at the aquarium including jellies and piranhas. The staffers also traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to help rehabilitate African penguins and assist in the release of a group of these penguins back into the wild.
THE AQUARIUM is Animal Planet’s highest-rated freshmen series for 2019 to date* among Adults 25-54, in addition to also being the second highest-rated freshmen series in two years, second to CRIKEY! IT’S THE IRWINS (2018-2019) and third to THE ZOO (2017). U.S audiences can stream all episodes of THE AQUARIUM in their entirety on the Animal Planet GO app.
THE AQUARIUM is produced for Animal Planet by Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Copper Pot Pictures. Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Anneka Jones and Michael LaHaie are the executive producers; Jessie Findlay is co-executive producer for Left/Right. David LaMattina and Chad Walker are the executive producers for Copper Pot Pictures. Lisa Lucas is the executive producer for Animal Planet, with Patrick Keegan as supervising producer.
*Tie with *Crikey! It’s the Irwins*
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About Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Certified Humane by the American Humane Association and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries. For more information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org