Zebras and Camels and Lemurs, Oh My! TLC's OUR WILD LIFE Jumps Into Today Nights
As the primary destination for going inside the homes of genuine and remarkable families, TLC presents the new series OUR WILD LIFE, which offers a unique look into an extremely unconventional clan: a blended family of humans and wild creatures! Premiering Tuesday, May 22 at 10/9c, the show follows heads of the household, Bobbie Jo and Jerry Abrams - who like to say they have 86 children, 81 of them, animals! - as they live their eventful, day-to-day lives. In each of the six, one-hour episodes this season, viewers can expect a ton of wild moments.
With 16 acres of land at their fingertips, the Abrams family has adopted and nurtured these loveable creatures, allowing many of them to reside inside their house, regardless of the craziness. To them, each animal is like a new brother or sister, with animal siblings including a zebra, camel and lemur, as well as kangaroos, alpacas, llamas, wallabies, pigs and more. Several of the Abrams' animals are rescues or have special needs, and THE FAMILY has devoted the household to providing the love and care they deserve. In addition to their "fur babies," the Abrams' extended family includes their nanny, Naa Naa, who also has been a staple in this lively home for seven years.
In the premiere episode, Bobbie Jo's daughter, Hali, brings home a new umbrella cockatoo named Coco, rescued from a closing local pet store. In a matter of seconds, Bobbie Jo falls in love with the bird, only to discover that Coco swears! Already frustrated that so many animals live in the house, Naa Naa is strongly against taking in another; however, despite her objections, THE FAMILY continues adopting more.
Throughout the season, the Abrams' welcome a wolf-dog hybrid, a litter of puppies and even the fascinating "Belt the Sloth," who hangs around exploring his new home... very, very slowly. Viewers will also see the Abrams family throw a huge spring festival on their property for the entire town - with Bobbie Jo determined that all her animals, and children, will be on their best behavior!
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OUR WILD LIFE is produced for TLC by Truly Original in association with Crybaby Media.
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