Animal Planet Is Giving a Whole New Meaning to 'Labor Day'

If you have nothing to do over Labor Day, why not turn on your computer and spend it watching THE MIRACLE OF LIFE? All holiday weekend, Animal Planet will be showing a live feed on its website of various species giving birth and spoiler alert: it will be intense, slimy and have a damn cute ending. » 8/25/14 7:45pm 8/25/14 7:45pm

More Reasons To Stop Watching Animal Planet

You already knew that Animal Planet had a way of distorting reality. They present documentaries about the existence of mermaids and Bigfoot and only barely acknowledge that it's all nonsense. But now evidence is mounting that some of the shows they air actually harm animals. » 3/24/14 9:10pm 3/24/14 9:10pm

U.S. Olympian Films Possible 'Wolf' in Her Sochi Dorm

Perhaps you've been awakened in the middle of the night by a possum or raccoon skulking about your porch. If so, you'll relate to Kate Hansen, the American luger known for her slick pre-competition dance moves, who recently opened her door in Sochi to find a "wolf" prowling the halls. » 2/20/14 10:40am 2/20/14 10:40am

Animal Planet Show Accused of Drugging and Killing Animals

As I've written before, I have a major thing for animal shows. Animal Planet's Call of the Wildman is a little broad and manufactured for my tastes (I like my animal stories with DIGNITY), but damned if that stopped me from watching ten episodes in a row in a lazy Sunday marathon the other week. The antics of Ernie… » 1/22/14 9:40am 1/22/14 9:40am

Adorable Sloths Poised For World Takeover With New Animal Planet Show

For those of you who still sit in front of the television set every night and weep at the loss of Meerkat Manor, I have something to say to you. Get up. Dry your tears. Because Meet the Sloths debuts today on Animal Planet. » 11/09/13 5:15pm 11/09/13 5:15pm

The Bissell Kitty Halftime Show Was an Acid Trip of Kitty

If you haven't been following Meep the Bird's tweets, you might not know what's been going on in Puppy Bowl VIII. The short answer is a lot of stuff, way too much for me to recap here. I heard the good-natured announcer call out "Aberdeen" a lot so I'm going to guess that Aberdeen had a big day. If you tuned in late… » 2/05/12 5:30pm 2/05/12 5:30pm

Watching A Man Kiss A Crocodile On The Lips Is As Scary As It Sounds

It's usually charming when a human forms a deep friendship with a powerful animal like a gorilla or a lion. Even though you're aware of the danger, you can see the emotions they feel for one another, and it's so heart-warming when the giant creature nuzzles their head into their human pal's chest or rests their… » 12/04/11 12:35pm 12/04/11 12:35pm

Meet The Poor Lady Scared To Death Of Kittens

Animal Planet's My Extreme Animal Phobia is still churning out episodes of regular people with animal-related fears and just like they did with man terrified of puppies, this week they forced a woman scared of kittens into the local ASPCA. While I feel for Sandra, I also appreciated her friend's assessment of the… » 11/28/11 2:20pm 11/28/11 2:20pm

OMG, Puppies Vs. Babies Is A Real TV Show

Animal Planet has finally given in and decided to capitalize on the extreme adorability of puppies, babies — and the loads of people who upload their own videos of both daily. Yes, Puppies Vs. Babies is Animal Planet's response to the Web Soup and Tosh.0's, but instead of airing clips of elaborate pranks, painful… » 10/25/11 3:10pm 10/25/11 3:10pm

Apes Enjoy Watching You Watching Them

According to research on orangutans gathered at the Melbourne Zoo, our simian cousins like looking at us just as much as we like gawking at them. Professor Paul Hemsworth says his findings show "humans are attractive to orangutans." [Telegraph] » 6/07/10 1:40pm 6/07/10 1:40pm

Justin Bieber Attacked By Wild Animals On Oprah

The dreamy teen wonder sat down with Oprah today — predictably the audience, consisting solely of frothy-mouthed young females, went into a feeding frenzy. It was a terrifying jungle, but Mother Nature is not gentle. She is brutal, untamed. Observe. » 5/11/10 6:40pm 5/11/10 6:40pm

Animal Watching: Is Cute On The Way Out?

In case you haven't been to Google yet, now is a good time to mention that it's Earth Day. Not into recycling or picking up trash? Celebrate with some Animal Planet. Or Cute Overload. Animals are so big right now. » 4/22/10 2:40pm 4/22/10 2:40pm

"Creationist Zoo" Not The Oxymoron It Should Be!

Recently, the British Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, a popular attraction that attracts 120,000 visitors per year, is indoctrinating visitors with Creationist propaganda and "threatening public understanding". » 8/27/09 5:00pm 8/27/09 5:00pm

Wag The Dog

Double dose of cute: According to a new study, babies as young as six months are able to understand the emotional meaning of various dog barks, despite having little or no previous exposure to canines. [ScienceDaily] » 7/21/09 9:40am 7/21/09 9:40am

Which Mutt Deserves The Makeover?

To celebrate Animal Planet's new show, Groomer Has It, we asked you to send us pictures of your aesthetically-challenged canines. And while we received many pictures of adorable pups, there are five finalists — and there can only be one winner! After the jump, vote for the lucky dog you think should win a grooming… » 4/11/08 2:40pm 4/11/08 2:40pm

A Dog's Life Is Ruff: Win A Chance To Pamper Your Pooch!

Is your dog in desperate need of a makeover? To celebrate Animal Planet's new show, Groomer Has It, we're holding a contest for the most, um, aesthetically-challenged canine. Send a picture of your pup to with the subject line "This Mutt Needs A Makeover." Be sure to include your name, e-mail address,… » 4/07/08 1:30pm 4/07/08 1:30pm

Reasons To Love Animal Planet: Hot Guys, Badass Broads, Cute Creatures

Was holiday travel a bitch for you this year? It was for me. In fact, the only thing (besides a stiff drink) that helped me endure my joke of a JetBlue flight out of JFK was the on-board entertainment system. Specifically: Animal Planet. I bring this up for two reasons. The first: 2 hours into my six-hour marathon… » 12/28/07 12:30pm 12/28/07 12:30pm