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Inspiring stories of animals in dire need of help, and the courageous men and women who go to unimaginable lengths to help them.

Saturday 9:00 PM on Animal Planet
2 Seasons, 12 Episodes
June 9, 2018
Documentary & Biography, Reality
9.2/10
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  • Features inspiring stories of animals from around the world in dire need, and the courageous men and women who go to unimaginable lengths to help them.

  • Features inspiring stories of animals from around the world in dire need, and the courageous men and women who go to unimaginable lengths to help them.

  • Features inspiring stories of animals from around the world in dire need, and the courageous men and women who go to unimaginable lengths to help them.

  • The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescue baby animals in Kenya. They saved elephant Malkia when she was six months old, now she's ready to be released back into the wild.

  • After rescuing abused and neglected horses, Ashley DiFelice started Twist of Fate Farm and Sanctuary. Now, she and her 5-year-old son Deacon are welcoming two dwarf ponies.

  • Sam Brittain and Melanie Croce run Seal Rescue Ireland, the only seal rescue in the entire country; alongside devoted volunteers, they do everything to save and rehabilitate orphaned and injured seals so that they can return to the wild.

  • Ponso lives alone on an island in the Ivory Coast and has been dubbed the loneliest chimp in the world. In 2015, chimpanzee expert Estelle Raballand met Ponso and the two now share an incredible bond. Estelle's long-term goal is to set up a chimp sanctuary in the Ivory Coast where Ponso and other chimps can live freely with each other - but in the meantime, she's determined to find a companion for Ponso. Estelle thinks Nikla, a chimp recently rescued, might be the perfect match.

  • Katherine Connor and her five children run and live within a one-of-a-kind elephant sanctuary, Boon Lott Elephant Sanctuary, which rescues and rehabilitates elephants from Thailand's tourism and logging industries. Katherine's latest project is to rescue the majestic Pang Fai, an elephant who has spent her lifetime logging and in chains. She desperately wants to retire Pang Fai and bring her live out her life with other elephants and her family at the sanctuary, but her owner depends on Pang Fai for income and isn't sure that he's willing to give her up.

  • Pepe the spider monkey has lived his entire life on a short chain in a Peruvian circus. At the same circus, six lions, including a female lion named Kiara and her two cubs, are kept in cages and forced to perform. Animal Defenders International (ADI), led by Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips, arrives in Peru to rescue the animals. Their organization has already helped ban the animal circus industry in over 40 countries - and they are determined for Pepe, Kiara and her cubs to live a life free of chains and cages.

  • Pen Farthing, a Royal Marine, breaks up a dog fight during his deployment in Afghanistan in 2006 -- an experience that would change his life.

  • A woman and her family spend their time rescuing and rehabilitating koalas in their home in Australia; Crikey the koala, a baby found alone and very sick, becomes well enough to release back into the wild.

  • Derrick Campana first began building prosthetics for humans, but one day that all changed when he built his first prosthetic for a dog.

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