Animal Planet and Adelphia Take Florida Families On a ZooVenture at SunFest 2001

Live Version of Popular Kids Game Show ANIMAL PLANET ZOOVENTURE Asks:

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Zookeeper on Animal Planet?



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Animal Planet and Adelphia

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Is a koala actually a bear?
     What does a porcupine sound like?
     Which is larger: the pygmy or regular chimpanzee?
     These questions, and many, many more, will be asked and answered by Palm
 Beach County-area children and their families when Animal Planet and Adelphia
 bring the live version of the popular game show ANIMAL PLANET ZOOVENTURE to
 SunFest 2001 on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
 and 3:00 p.m.  ZOOVENTURE will ask kids to play the role of junior zookeeper
 as they compete for prizes in a series of out-of-this-world (and messy) games
 that test their knowledge of the animal kingdom.
     "We are thrilled to join Animal Planet and bring the live version of
 ZooVenture to SunFest 2001," said John Wattick, regional director of sales and
 marketing for Adelphia.  "Not only are we committed to bringing quality
 family-oriented television such as Animal Planet into the homes of our
 subscribers everyday, but we also want to bring cable to life for the families
 in our community with exciting hands-on experiences such as ZOOVENTURE."
     Similar to the on-air program, the live version of ANIMAL PLANET
 ZOOVENTURE will call on area participants, chosen from the audience, to delve
 deep into their knowledge of the natural world and answer trivia questions,
 solve puzzles, engage in fast-paced matching games, and even identify unique
 animal sounds.  And, like any real animal expert, competitors are asked to get
 "down and dirty" by performing the physical tasks of a ZOOVENTURE zookeeper
 including: sitting on giant "eggs" (actually balloons filled with water) in a
 mongoose game to "hatch" the eggs; feeding baby birds (by snaring gummi worms
 -- hidden in chocolate "mud" -- with their mouths); launching giant spiders
 into the "world wide web" and more.  Parents can also get in on the action
 with their kids and learn how bees "pollinate" flowers (by covering their
 flower-headed child with peanut butter and tossing jelly beans to see how many
 they can get to stick).
     Contestant winners who successfully navigate the live ZOOVENTURE world
 will be awarded an Animal Planet stuffed animal and all kids who participate
 will receive T-shirts and other fun goodies courtesy of Animal Planet and
 Adelphia.  Additionally, each show will award a grand prize of "Zookeeper for
 a day" at The Palm Beach Zoo.
     Adelphia viewers should check their local listings to find the airdate and
 time ANIMAL PLANET ZOOVENTURE airs on their cable system.
     Adelphia's Florida Region serves more than 750,000 customers and includes
 Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties, and a portion of Dade and Orange
 counties.  Adelphia, one of the largest cable operators in the nation, serves
 approximately 5.6 million customers stretching from Maine to California.
 "Adelphia: Your Link for Everything."
     SunFest, Florida's largest music, art and waterfront festival, will take
 place May 2, through May 6, 2001, along the Flagler Drive waterfront in West
 Palm Beach.  The festival features more than 50 performances by national and
 local recording artists as well as the Bank of America Youth Park, SunFest
 Floating Boardwalk, Fidelity Federal Juried Art Show, Visual Health and
 Surgical Center Craft Marketplace and the Cingular Wireless/Ericsson
 Fireworks, one of the East Coast's largest fireworks displays.  For more
 information on SunFest visit http://www.sunfest.com or call 1-800-SUNFEST.
     ANIMAL PLANET ZOOVENTURE is produced for Animal Planet by Mark Goodson
 Productions, a subsidiary of All American Communications, Inc., the foremost
 producer of television game shows in the world.  For Mark Goodson Productions,
 Bob Noah is executive producer and Bianca Pino is producer.  For Animal
 Planet, David E. Gerber is executive producer and director of production and
 Margo Kent-Green is supervising producer.
     Launched in October 1996, and now available in 67.8 million homes, Animal
 Planet offers a wide range of television entertainment including dramatic
 reality-based series, talk shows, original fictional programming, high quality
 children's shows, documentaries, and more.  Discovery Networks, U.S., a unit
 of Discovery Communications, Inc., operates and manages Discovery Channel,
 TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Kids
 Channel, Discovery Science Channel, Discovery Home & Leisure Channel,
 Discovery Civilization Channel, Discovery Wings Channel, and Discovery en
 Espanol.  The unit also markets and distributes BBC America.  Visit Animal
 Planet on the Web at http://www.Discovery.com .
 
 

SOURCE Animal Planet and Adelphia
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Is a koala actually a bear?
     What does a porcupine sound like?
     Which is larger: the pygmy or regular chimpanzee?
     These questions, and many, many more, will be asked and answered by Palm
 Beach County-area children and their families when Animal Planet and Adelphia
 bring the live version of the popular game show ANIMAL PLANET ZOOVENTURE to
 SunFest 2001 on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
 and 3:00 p.m.  ZOOVENTURE will ask kids to play the role of junior zookeeper
 as they compete for prizes in a series of out-of-this-world (and messy) games
 that test their knowledge of the animal kingdom.
     "We are thrilled to join Animal Planet and bring the live version of
 ZooVenture to SunFest 2001," said John Wattick, regional director of sales and
 marketing for Adelphia.  "Not only are we committed to bringing quality
 family-oriented television such as Animal Planet into the homes of our
 subscribers everyday, but we also want to bring cable to life for the families
 in our community with exciting hands-on experiences such as ZOOVENTURE."
     Similar to the on-air program, the live version of ANIMAL PLANET
 ZOOVENTURE will call on area participants, chosen from the audience, to delve
 deep into their knowledge of the natural world and answer trivia questions,
 solve puzzles, engage in fast-paced matching games, and even identify unique
 animal sounds.  And, like any real animal expert, competitors are asked to get
 "down and dirty" by performing the physical tasks of a ZOOVENTURE zookeeper
 including: sitting on giant "eggs" (actually balloons filled with water) in a
 mongoose game to "hatch" the eggs; feeding baby birds (by snaring gummi worms
 -- hidden in chocolate "mud" -- with their mouths); launching giant spiders
 into the "world wide web" and more.  Parents can also get in on the action
 with their kids and learn how bees "pollinate" flowers (by covering their
 flower-headed child with peanut butter and tossing jelly beans to see how many
 they can get to stick).
     Contestant winners who successfully navigate the live ZOOVENTURE world
 will be awarded an Animal Planet stuffed animal and all kids who participate
 will receive T-shirts and other fun goodies courtesy of Animal Planet and
 Adelphia.  Additionally, each show will award a grand prize of "Zookeeper for
 a day" at The Palm Beach Zoo.
     Adelphia viewers should check their local listings to find the airdate and
 time ANIMAL PLANET ZOOVENTURE airs on their cable system.
     Adelphia's Florida Region serves more than 750,000 customers and includes
 Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties, and a portion of Dade and Orange
 counties.  Adelphia, one of the largest cable operators in the nation, serves
 approximately 5.6 million customers stretching from Maine to California.
 "Adelphia: Your Link for Everything."
     SunFest, Florida's largest music, art and waterfront festival, will take
 place May 2, through May 6, 2001, along the Flagler Drive waterfront in West
 Palm Beach.  The festival features more than 50 performances by national and
 local recording artists as well as the Bank of America Youth Park, SunFest
 Floating Boardwalk, Fidelity Federal Juried Art Show, Visual Health and
 Surgical Center Craft Marketplace and the Cingular Wireless/Ericsson
 Fireworks, one of the East Coast's largest fireworks displays.  For more
 information on SunFest visit http://www.sunfest.com or call 1-800-SUNFEST.
     ANIMAL PLANET ZOOVENTURE is produced for Animal Planet by Mark Goodson
 Productions, a subsidiary of All American Communications, Inc., the foremost
 producer of television game shows in the world.  For Mark Goodson Productions,
 Bob Noah is executive producer and Bianca Pino is producer.  For Animal
 Planet, David E. Gerber is executive producer and director of production and
 Margo Kent-Green is supervising producer.
     Launched in October 1996, and now available in 67.8 million homes, Animal
 Planet offers a wide range of television entertainment including dramatic
 reality-based series, talk shows, original fictional programming, high quality
 children's shows, documentaries, and more.  Discovery Networks, U.S., a unit
 of Discovery Communications, Inc., operates and manages Discovery Channel,
 TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Kids
 Channel, Discovery Science Channel, Discovery Home & Leisure Channel,
 Discovery Civilization Channel, Discovery Wings Channel, and Discovery en
 Espanol.  The unit also markets and distributes BBC America.  Visit Animal
 Planet on the Web at http://www.Discovery.com .
 
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