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Animal Planet Partners with 18 Zoos and Aquariums for 10-Hour Facebook Live Marathon

It's animal overload as Animal Planet sets up a flock of Facebook Live video segments and partners with 18 accredited AZA (Association of Zoo and Aquariums) zoos and aquariums across the country, for 'Inside The Zoo.' For the first time on Animal Planet's social page, viewers will get up-close access to a variety of species, land and sea. The swarm of live streaming begins Thursday, March 2 at 9AM ET and will run for 10 hours of content.

From meerkats, monkeys and manatees, to bird shows, shark dives and sea turtle feedings, there will be no shortage of wild kingdom wonders on the digital screen. Animal care professionals and experts will be interacting with the animals and answering viewer questions, while discussing the mission and priority of all AZA zoos and aquariums - conservation of species in the wild.

Throughout the Facebook Live, viewers will get sneak peeks at upcoming episodes of Animal Planet's new series, THE ZOO, which takes audiences on a first-ever, in-depth look at the Bronx Zoo. The New York zoological park will be featured during the virtual event, highlighting the cast members of the show - giving viewers even more behind-the-scenes looks at its mission to save wildlife.

For a full list of all the zoos and aquariums involved, please visit Facebook.com/AnimalPlanet.

About Animal Planet Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series RIVER MONSTERS, PIT BULLS & PAROLEES and TREEHOUSE MASTERS and the home of provocative and award-winning specials and documentary films presented under the banner Animal Planet PRESENTS. Animal Planet's programming also includes quarterly tent pole TV events PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV on SUPER BOWL Sunday, and MONSTER WEEK. Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for animal lovers and pet owners, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Animal Planet assets including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 94 million homes in the US, that is complimented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access to the animal kingdom; Animal Planet social including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

About The Bronx Zoo The Bronx Zoo, a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, is the flagship zoological park of the Wildlife Conservation Society. It opened in 1899 and is one of the most well-known and respected zoos in the world. It is a leader in animal care and in the conservation of species in the wild.

About The AZA The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of aquariums, nature centers, Science centers and zoos in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA represents more than 230 facilities in the United States and overseas, which collectively drew more than 186 million visitors in 2015. These facilities meet the highest standards in animal care and provide a fun, safe, and educational family experience. In addition, they dedicate millions of dollars to support scientific research, conservation, and education programs.

About Discovery Communications Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies CURIOSITY and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from digital content holding company Group Nine Media, Discovery VR, over-the-top offerings Eurosport Player and Dplay, as well as TV Everywhere products comprising the GO portfolio of TVE apps and Discovery K!ds Play. For more information, please visitwww.discoverycommunications.com.

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