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Take That, Indiana Jones! Niall McCann is the Ultimate Wildlife Warrior.

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Toronto, ON (September 20, 2012) Niall McCann is on an exciting global adventure to find the BIGGEST AND BADDEST creatures on the planet! Premiering Wednesday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT on Animal Planet, the original Canadian series follows Canadian biologist and adventurer McCann (PBS’s LOST IN THE AMAZON) as he seeks out fantastic animals in far corners of the Earth, using every mode of transport available: by land, sea, on planes, in a Jeep, by canoe, and on elephant back. Working with locals, attack victims, big game hunters, and experts who have spotted these fearsome creatures – McCann gains intimate knowledge of the animals – information that may well save his life.

 

 

Niall McCann gets as close as any human can to huge and dangerous animals in BIGGEST AND BADDEST, October 24

 

In BIGGEST AND BADDEST, McCann wrestles with anacondas to measure them; takes DNA samples of giant hogs; determines the height and films the world’s largest Asian elephants; and helps capture, measure and tag ferocious crocs.

 

Highlights from BIGGEST AND BADDEST include:

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Anacondas: Heaviest Snake in the World”

Wednesday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Anacondas are the heaviest snakes in the world. But just how big do they get? In the series premiere, Niall McCann arrives in Venezuela on a mission to capture and measure the largest Anacondas in the Amazon. Along the way, McCann discovers the huge variety and abundance of wildlife here – and has an incredible encounter with the biggest snake he’s ever tackled!  

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Big Tigers: India’s Giant Terrors”

Wednesday, October 31 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

McCann travels to Nepal to pursue legends of man-eating tigers. He discovers a community being terrorized by a big cat that’s been killing their livestock. The adventurer goes in hot pursuit of the tiger, tracking it through the jungle on elephant back, by Jeep and on foot…

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Salty: The Estuary Crocodile”

Wednesday, November 7 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Next up: he ventures to Australia to investigate stories of true monster crocs. McCann discovers the waters and outlying parks of Darwin are infested with them and plans to lift a giant “Salty” out of the water to take measurements and release it back into the wild. 

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Mammoth or Elephant? World’s Largest Asian Elephant”

Wednesday, November 14 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Deep inside Nepal’s Bardia National Park live giant elephants that weigh twice as much as most Asian elephants and stand nearly a meter taller. McCann and local guides track the giant beasts through dense and dangerous jungle in an attempt to discover the existence of at least one giant elephant that looks eerily like the ancient – and extinct – mammoth.

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Cassowary Bird: Feathered Velociraptor”

Wednesday, November 21 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

The Cassowary bird is fiercely territorial and has a reputation for maiming and killing people. McCann penetrates the jungles of Queensland, Australia, to find out why the Cassowary has been categorized as the deadliest bird in the world. 

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Feral Hogs”

Wednesday, November 28 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

In the season finale, McCann travels through Louisiana swamps to pursue stories of monster hogs. He quickly gets schooled in the art of capturing hogs with dogs and bare hands!  Remarkably, McCann is able to collect DNA material from a live specimen of a giant feral hog – he wants to know what’s making them grow so large, and just where these pig invaders come from.

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST is a co-production between Animal Planet Canada, Gryphon/Wild Planet Productions Ltd., Canal D, and Discovery Networks International. The program is directed by Peter von Puttkamer and produced by Sheera von Puttkamer and Peter von Puttkamer for Gryphon/Wild Planet Productions Ltd.

 

About Animal Planet
See our planet from a wilder perspective! Animal Planet is the only animal entertainment brand that captures the drama and compelling characters of the animal kingdom. From the most perilous encounters with nature’s fiercest predators to the pets we bring into our own family, Animal Planet brings out the character behind every creature and shares the story behind every behaviour. Meet these animals – and their human companions and protectors – as they surprise us, scare us, play with us and teach us how similar we really are. Launched in Canada in 2001, Animal Planet programming offers an immersive and compelling journey into the animal world. Animal Planet is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Visit Animal Planet online at animalplanet.ca.

 

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For more information:                                                                                                                     

Noah Zatzman, Animal Planet, 416.384.5903 or noah.zatzman@bellmedia.ca 

Jodi Cook, Animal Planet, 416.384.4603 or jodi.cook@bellmedia.ca

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Take That, Indiana Jones! Niall McCann is the Ultimate Wildlife Warrior.

To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/PEqrp6

 

Toronto, ON (September 20, 2012) Niall McCann is on an exciting global adventure to find the BIGGEST AND BADDEST creatures on the planet! Premiering Wednesday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT on Animal Planet, the original Canadian series follows Canadian biologist and adventurer McCann (PBS’s LOST IN THE AMAZON) as he seeks out fantastic animals in far corners of the Earth, using every mode of transport available: by land, sea, on planes, in a Jeep, by canoe, and on elephant back. Working with locals, attack victims, big game hunters, and experts who have spotted these fearsome creatures – McCann gains intimate knowledge of the animals – information that may well save his life.

 

 

Niall McCann gets as close as any human can to huge and dangerous animals in BIGGEST AND BADDEST, October 24

 

In BIGGEST AND BADDEST, McCann wrestles with anacondas to measure them; takes DNA samples of giant hogs; determines the height and films the world’s largest Asian elephants; and helps capture, measure and tag ferocious crocs.

 

Highlights from BIGGEST AND BADDEST include:

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Anacondas: Heaviest Snake in the World”

Wednesday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Anacondas are the heaviest snakes in the world. But just how big do they get? In the series premiere, Niall McCann arrives in Venezuela on a mission to capture and measure the largest Anacondas in the Amazon. Along the way, McCann discovers the huge variety and abundance of wildlife here – and has an incredible encounter with the biggest snake he’s ever tackled!  

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Big Tigers: India’s Giant Terrors”

Wednesday, October 31 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

McCann travels to Nepal to pursue legends of man-eating tigers. He discovers a community being terrorized by a big cat that’s been killing their livestock. The adventurer goes in hot pursuit of the tiger, tracking it through the jungle on elephant back, by Jeep and on foot…

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Salty: The Estuary Crocodile”

Wednesday, November 7 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Next up: he ventures to Australia to investigate stories of true monster crocs. McCann discovers the waters and outlying parks of Darwin are infested with them and plans to lift a giant “Salty” out of the water to take measurements and release it back into the wild. 

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Mammoth or Elephant? World’s Largest Asian Elephant”

Wednesday, November 14 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Deep inside Nepal’s Bardia National Park live giant elephants that weigh twice as much as most Asian elephants and stand nearly a meter taller. McCann and local guides track the giant beasts through dense and dangerous jungle in an attempt to discover the existence of at least one giant elephant that looks eerily like the ancient – and extinct – mammoth.

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Cassowary Bird: Feathered Velociraptor”

Wednesday, November 21 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

The Cassowary bird is fiercely territorial and has a reputation for maiming and killing people. McCann penetrates the jungles of Queensland, Australia, to find out why the Cassowary has been categorized as the deadliest bird in the world. 

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST: “Feral Hogs”

Wednesday, November 28 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

In the season finale, McCann travels through Louisiana swamps to pursue stories of monster hogs. He quickly gets schooled in the art of capturing hogs with dogs and bare hands!  Remarkably, McCann is able to collect DNA material from a live specimen of a giant feral hog – he wants to know what’s making them grow so large, and just where these pig invaders come from.

 

BIGGEST AND BADDEST is a co-production between Animal Planet Canada, Gryphon/Wild Planet Productions Ltd., Canal D, and Discovery Networks International. The program is directed by Peter von Puttkamer and produced by Sheera von Puttkamer and Peter von Puttkamer for Gryphon/Wild Planet Productions Ltd.

 

About Animal Planet
See our planet from a wilder perspective! Animal Planet is the only animal entertainment brand that captures the drama and compelling characters of the animal kingdom. From the most perilous encounters with nature’s fiercest predators to the pets we bring into our own family, Animal Planet brings out the character behind every creature and shares the story behind every behaviour. Meet these animals – and their human companions and protectors – as they surprise us, scare us, play with us and teach us how similar we really are. Launched in Canada in 2001, Animal Planet programming offers an immersive and compelling journey into the animal world. Animal Planet is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Visit Animal Planet online at animalplanet.ca.

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Animal Planet Canada on Twitter: http://twitter.com/animalplanetca

For more information:                                                                                                                     

Noah Zatzman, Animal Planet, 416.384.5903 or noah.zatzman@bellmedia.ca 

Jodi Cook, Animal Planet, 416.384.4603 or jodi.cook@bellmedia.ca

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