The release date for Yankee Jungle season 3 — Pending
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About the series
Yankee Jungle is a documentary series that is broadcast on Animal Planet since November 29, 2014. The current second series aired on January 23, 2016. It is produced by Lone Wolf Documentary Group.
The series portrays the life of caretakers and animals at the Maine family-run zoo owned and operated by Bob and Julie Miner. The wildlife sanctuary owners refused to participate in a typical reality-style series, where scripted bits of conversation and staged events are an inevitable part of the show. However, a docu-series format was acceptable to them and the production crew was allowed into the extraordinary zoo with over 200 animals – among them a 30-year-old gibbon and other monkeys, kangaroos, camels, wallabies, a number of wild cats and other unwanted or disabled animals.
Controversy, ratings and renewal prospects
A serious controversy has been stirred by the fact that some of the animals are allowed to breed on the premises. The animal welfare activists are protesting the unacceptable conditions in which the animals are kept, as well as the sale of the animals that are born at the zoo for a profit. The DEW Animal Kingdom`s protesters oppose the business side of the self-professedly non-profit venture.
Yankee Jungle has an 8.4/10 score on IMDb, and on January 27, 2016 reported ratings of just under 1 million viewers on its official Facebook page. Since negative publicity is also publicity, even the opponents of the show are raising the series` ratings, and it seems popular enough at this point to be picked up for renewal.
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