via press release:
NAT GEO WILD’S UNLIKELY ANIMAL FRIENDS RETURNS
WITH THE INTERNET’S MOST VIRAL CREATURE COUPLES
Rats Cuddling Cats, Dogs Adopting Goats, Horses Leading the Blind and Many More
Unlikely Animal Friends Premieres Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at
10 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 5, 2015) Never doubt the power of friendship. Sometimes man’s best friend is not who you think it is, and sometimes predator and prey bond in the most unexpected ways. Of all the unlikely animal friends in the world, we search out the most unique, most surprising and most loving in Nat Geo WILD’s popular Unlikely Animal Friends, returning Friday, Feb. 27, at 10 p.m. ET/PT with all new episodes. (For more information, visit natgeowild.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NGC_PR.)
The six-episode series documents one heartwarming tale after another, many of which have gone viral on the Internet. Now we’re digging a little deeper to share the personal stories. There’s Penny, a rescued silkie chicken, and Roo, a disabled Chihuahua, best friends who rule the roost in the waiting room of an animal hospital where their owner is a receptionist. Clients like to schedule their appointments around the unlikely friends to see their bonding in person.
We also meet Craig and his mountain-climbing buddy, Millie the cat, who never complains on a climb and always wants to go higher. Craig found Millie at an animal adoption center in Utah. Little did he know that it was a match made in mountain-climbing heaven.
Then there’s the animal rescue mission that reunited a goat named Mr. G with his best friend, a donkey named Jellybean. They were separated after being rescued from neglect and sent to different sanctuaries. Mr. G’s caretakers soon realized that he was depressed without his donkey buddy, so they found Jellybean and brought her back to her best friend. The video of their reunion highlights an incredible bond.
Hear about these stories and many more on season four of Unlikely Animal Friends, where animals love, cuddle and cohabitate with any creature they choose, regardless of species.
Unlikely Animal Friends Featured in the Series:
The Chicken and the Chihuahua
Friday, Feb. 27, at 10 PM ET/PT
Meet a two-legged Chihuahua and his inseparable chicken friend who hold court in an animal hospital waiting room, get to know a mountaineer and his rock-climbing cat and hear the incredibly sweet tale of the goat who refuses to leave his donkey friend’s side.
Love at First Sight
Friday, March 6, at 10 PM ET/PT
Get to know a Hawaiian surfer who hangs ten with his pet pig, a blind woman who relies on a guide horse and an immobilized cat that’s protected by a faithful dachshund.
The Tale of the Cockatoo and the Kitty Cat
Friday, March 13, at 10 PM ET/PT
Learn more about a California man who hangs ten with his surfing goat, hear the tale of the cockatoo who enjoys giving massages to her once-feral feline friend and meet a hunting dog whose best friend and co-worker is a two-and-a-half-foot-tall Eurasian eagle owl.
Friday, March 20, at 10 PM ET/PT
Get to know a farm dog who loves to mother a wild orphaned fawn, an autistic boy who connects deeply with his flock of chickens and a rat who loves to hang around with a feline friend.
Friday, March 27, at 10 PM ET/PT
Meet a boy who was saved by his heroic family cat, a dog who mothers a “goat puppy” and a man who spoils his pet deer.
A Cheetah Cub, Puppy Love
Friday, April 3, at 10 PM ET/PT
Learn more about a dog and cheetah cub duo, a soldier who found a friend in a time of war and a pair of Dalmatians who adopted a kitten.
Unlikely Animal Friends is produced by Indigo Films for Nat Geo WILD. For Indigo Films, David M. Frank is executive producer. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Tracy Rudolph Jackson and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.
About Nat Geo WILD
Experience the best, most intimate encounters with wildlife ever seen on television. Backed by its unparalleled reputation for quality and blue-chip programming, Nat Geo WILD is dedicated to providing a unique insight into the natural world, the environment and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. From the most remote environments, to the forbidding depths of our oceans, to the protected parks on our doorsteps, Nat Geo WILD will use spectacular cinematography and compelling storytelling to take viewers on unforgettable journeys into the wild world. Launched in 2006, Nat Geo WILD is part of National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) and is available in more than 90 countries and 100 million homes. Nat Geo WILD HD launched in the U.K. in March 2009, and is also available in Greece, Latin America, Poland, Spain and Russia. Further expansion is expected globally. For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com.