The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans released a special video of Santa visiting the penguins at Audubon Aquarium. Season 2 of the Audubon Nature Institute web series premieres Jan. 1, 2014 with all new webisodes.
The show follows host Chriss Knight as she guides viewers behind-the-scenes of Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, and Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.
The web series gives viewers a backstage pass to meet the beloved animals and dedicated staff of Audubon Nature Institute.
Season 2 opens with an up-close-and-personal look at Audubon Zoo’s western lowland gorillas. Viewers will learn how trainers engage and enrich the lives of these critically endangered animals and how Casey the silverback gorilla has emotionally connected with the animal staff.
Later in the season, host Chriss Knight helps Aquarium staff feed the sharks, dives in the Aquarium tunnel, learns how to make a meal fit for a king out of bugs, takes a tour of the new elephant barn, and sits-in on an Orangutan physical at Audubon’s Animal Hospital.
“As innovators in the zoo world, it is only natural for Audubon to take the lead with this fresh and newly emerging format,” said president / CEO Ron Forman.
“With online video accounting for half of consumer internet traffic in 2012, we are excited to pioneer new experiences for our visitors and celebrate the wonders of nature with audiences throughout the world.”
Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature.