A baby gorilla at The Bronx Zoo / Image Credit: Animal Planet

‘The Zoo’, Animal Planet’s most watched show which took the world behind the scenes of our Bronx Zoo, has been renewed for a second season scheduled to air early 2018.

The show was so successful it made the top ten ad supported cable shows for its time slot with over 1 million viewers per episode.

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This year’s season not only showed how the zoo cares for its charges but also how it’s a world leader in conservation efforts and reintroducing species back into their environment from the brink of extinction.

According to a press release issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society:

“Our series, with its unvarnished look at the Bronx Zoo, its animals and the people dedicated to their well-being, has helped define what a Saturday night on Animal Planet is today: a network with heart, and inspirational characters who protect and care for animals,” said Patrice Andrews, General Manager of Animal Planet.

“We are excited to shoot another season of The Zoo with Animal Planet,” said Jim Breheny, Director of the Bronx Zoo and EVP of Zoos and Aquarium at the Wildlife Conservation Society. “The show gave viewers an opportunity to see what happens every day at the zoo, presenting an uncontrived and unscripted look at how we go about caring for the animals and linking our work at the zoo to preserving species in the wild. It was great to receive all the positive feedback from viewers and guests on the relationship between the animals and the people who care for them and the important role that the Association of Zoos and Aquariums members play in conserving species in the wild.”

Many of Welcome2TheBronx’s readers were excited for this show and we’re excited to share this news with you that the show will go on!

What was your favorite moment of the first season?

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