- Growing Up...
Growing Up... is a series that airs on
Animal Planet, a cableand satellitetelevision network co-owned by Discovery Communications, Inc. and BBC Worldwide. Each episode is an hour long and follows the life (usually the first year) of a wild animalgrowing up in captivity.
The show has always featured mammals as the animal or animals being taken care of. The first episode to air was "Growing Up Marsupial". The episodes typically include one animal, two or more animals from the same litter, or two or more animals taken care of at the same facility that were either born in captivity or rescued from the wild. The animals that have been born in captivity either stay in their current facility or are moved to another facility while the animals that are rescued may or may not be released back into the wild.
Recurringevents in the series include:
* Some time being dedicated to the
gestation periodof the mother.
Diseases, infections, sicknesses, or other health problems in the animal's life.
* The animal's transition from
milkto solid food.
* The animal being introduced or reintroduced to other animals of its own kind or
* The caretaker's interactions with the animal(s).
* The animal's first
* The animal's interaction with enrichment toys.
[http://library.digiguide.com/lib/episodes/Growing+Up...-222683 List of Episodes]
[http://animal.discovery.com/ Episode Descriptions]
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