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Animal Academy

About the show:

Animal Academy is a series for people passionate about animals, hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ulmer and Willowbank Wildlife Park Head Ranger Jeremy Maguire.

Each episode of Animal Academy brings together and reflects on New Zealand's huge array of animal life. Vets and pets, tame and wild; from working with animals daily to rare encounters - Animal Academy has something for everyone.

Animal Academy profiles New Zealand's most extraordinary animal lovers as well as taking you behind the scenes of a vet's clinic, guided by the deft hand of resident vet Deborah Simpson.

All this and more make Animal Academy an informative, entertaining and insightful series that uncovers the special relationship we have with man's best friends - animals.

Animal Academy starts Thursday 5th August at 8.30pm on TVNZ Heartland.

For further screenings, visit our TVNZ Heartland programme schedule here .