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Watch the documentary special #SurvivingJoeExotic Friday at 10p on @AnimalPlanet or watch now on APL Go.

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Guess what day it is?!?!?!?! . . . . . . #camel #humpday #wednesday #desert #animalplanet #photooftheday #pictureoftheday

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The bond between mother and child is truly sacred when it comes to giraffes. A baby giraffe will stay with mom for up to 16 months before it’s old and large enough to defend itself from predators. And with dad out of the picture, it’s usually mom raising the young, but other adult females will help defend younger giraffes if needed. . . . . . . #toocute #toocutetuesday #giraffe #babygiraffe #africa #savannah #safari #animal #animalplanet #photooftheday #pictureoftheday

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Summertime with @dairyqueen means fun for the whole family, including the four-legged members! animalplanet.com/80days #ad

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As the largest native carnivore on Madagascar, the Fossa doesn’t have any natural predators. But as the unofficial king of the island, the fossa doesn’t have much of a kingdom. It is estimated that the species has lost around 90 percent of its native forest habitat. . . . . . . . #madagascar #madagascarmonday #fossa #predator #wildlife #africa #animals #animalplanet #discovery #photooftheday #pictureoftheday

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By day, hammerhead sharks tend to converge with each other and travel in large schools. But by night, the hammerhead prefers to be solitary and hunt alone. . . . . . . . #hammerheadshark #hammerhead #sharkweek #sharks #discoverychannel #sharkpickles #sharkweek2020 #animalplanet #fishfriday #saltwater #ocean #videooftheday

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The leopard has the largest distribution of any wild cat on Earth, spanning sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and East Asia. Sadly, the number of leopards in the wild has decreased due to issues like habitat loss and wildlife trade. . . . . . . . #caturday #leopard #bigcat #africa #asia #animalplanet #spots #spottedcat #wildcat #photooftheday #pictureoftheday

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There’s no denying that sharks are incredibly intelligent animals, but what makes the minds of lemon sharks (pictured here ) so unique is that their brains are especially large. With that, experts believe their strong intellect has allowed lemon sharks to cooperate with each other and even create hierarchies in their social groups. . . . . . . . #lemonshark #sharkweek #sharks #discoverychannel #sharkpickles #sharkweek2020 #animalplanet #fishfriday #saltwater #ocean #photooftheday #pictureoftheday

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When it comes to speed, no other living thing comes close to the peregrine falcon. It is the fastest animal on Earth, reaching speeds over 200 miles per hour when it dives from great heights. . . . . . . . . #peregrinefalcon #falcon #fastestbird #fastestanimal #bird #wildbirds #animals #animalplanet #photooftheday #pictureoftheday

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1 weeks ago

Show us those stripes, it’s Global Tiger Day! Click on the link in our bio to browse our tiger gallery on discovery.com and learn more about the #projectCAT initiative. . . . . . . . #tiger #tigers #globaltigerday #internationaltigerday #bigcats #largepredator #endangeredspecies #animalplanet #projectcat #discovery #sciencechannel #discoveryinc #discoverycommunications #photooftheday #pictureoftheday

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2 weeks ago

Now, they get to be the happy lions they deserve to be. 🦁 Watch the documentary special #SurvivingJoeExotic on APL Go.

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Open wide and say “aww”! The Arctic fox’s beautiful white coat isn’t just for looks – it serves as camouflage and helps the animal evade larger predators, like wolves and polar bears. . . . . . . . #toocute #toocutetuesday #arcticfox #fox #arctic #animal #animalplanet #snow #yawn #photooftheday #pictureoftheday

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Madagascar is crawling (or should we say jumping ) with frogs! In fact, there are more than 300 on the island alone, three of which are classified as tomato frogs. Wonder where that name came from… . . . . . . . #madagascar #madagascarmonday #frog #tomatofrog #wildlife #africa #animals #animalplanet #discovery #photooftheday #pictureoftheday

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The documentary special #SurvivingJoeExotic premieres tonight at 10p on @AnimalPlanet .

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This might been a tough one! Can you guess which animal's armor this is? Hint: This sheen is amplified by the fact that the scales sit so closely against its body, which helps facilitate its favorite behavior -- burrowing. Tell us your best guess below before you swipe! ➡️ . . . . If you guessed sunbeam snake -- you're right! 🌈 . . #herpsofinstagram #lizards #reptilelover #snakes #snake #lizard #reptiles #photooftheday

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2 weeks ago

Hundreds of animals were suffering at the G.W. Zoo. This is their story. 🐅 Watch the documentary special #SurvivingJoeExotic tonight at 10p on @AnimalPlanet .

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The full schedule for Shark Week 2020 has been announced and everyone is racing to see what will be on tv! See what shows are airing this year when @sharkweek begins Sunday, August 9 on @discovery . Go to Discovery.com/SharkWeekschedule for more! . . . . . . . #sharkweek #sharks #discoverychannel #sharkpickles #sharkweek2020 #animalplanet #fishfriday #saltwater #ocean #photooftheday #pictureoftheday

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This little thing is the deadliest animal on Earth? Believe it or not, mosquitoes are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people every year, thanks to its ability to carry and transmit a variety of diseases, like malaria and Zika. In fact, 435,000 people died from malaria in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. . . . . . . . . . #mosquito #mosquitos #malaria #zikavirus #insects #disease #deadlyanimals #animalplanet #discovery #videooftheday

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Remember when the @georgiaaquarium announced the birth of a beluga whale calf? The calf now has a name and is growing up fast! Let’s catch up with Shila… . . . . . . . #beluga #belugawhale #whalecalf #babywhale #animalplanet #georgiaaquarium #aquarium #aquaticanimal #animalplanet #discovery #theaquarium #videooftheday

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There’s a good reason why you likely have never seen the black snub-nosed monkey before – it was only discovered in the 1990s! Found in the wilds of the China’s Yunnan province, the species has a unique diet in that it eats lichens that are toxic for most animals. The black snub-nosed monkey can eat these organisms, thanks to unique enzymes in its digestive system. . . . . . . . #lichen #rareanimals #endangeredspecies #blacksnubnosedmonkey #animalsfromchina #newspecies #animalplanet #animals #pictureoftheday

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3 weeks ago

It's time to have a conversation about animal abuse and exotic trade.🐅 #SurvivingJoeExotic premieres Saturday July 25 at 10p on @AnimalPlanet .

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3 weeks ago

Madagascar has existed as an island for around 88 million years, and in that time, plenty of fauna and wildlife has evolved in relative isolation. One species you will only find in the wilds of Madagascar is the ring-tailed lemur, a species that thrives in social structures and can be found in the southern portion of the island. . . . . . . . . #madagascar #madagascarmonday #lemur #ringtailedlemur #wildlife #africa #animals #animalplanet #discovery #pictureoftheday

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Lay low and hang out – it’s Sunday! If there’s one animal to emulate before the weekend is over, it’s the sloth. . . . . . . . #sloth #lazy #Sunday #slothsunday #discovery #animalplanet #relax #weekend #animal #pictureoftheday

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3 weeks ago

Major shout out to all the everyday heroes who fostered and adopted cats in need during the pandemic. Jackson Galaxy ( @thecatdaddy ) returns for a special episode of #MyCatFromHell tonight at 9P on Animal Planet. #caturday

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