Wildlife SOS

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Wildlife SOS
FormatReality television
Created bySimon Cowell
Stephen Fry
Developed byJason Giberti
Jim Incledon
Directed byJim Incledon
StarringSimon Cowell
Narrated bySimon Cowell
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Production
Executive producer(s)Simon Cowell
Ben Kelly
Mark Wild
Location(s)Wildlife Aid, Leatherhead, Surrey
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Face Productions
Amatis Film &
Television Productions
Wild Productions
DistributorDiscovery Communications
Broadcast
Original channelAnimal Planet
Channel 5
ITV London
ITV Meridian
Picture format4:3, 16:9
Original run1996 (1996) – present
External links
Website
 
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Wildlife SOS
FormatReality television
Created bySimon Cowell
Stephen Fry
Developed byJason Giberti
Jim Incledon
Directed byJim Incledon
StarringSimon Cowell
Narrated bySimon Cowell
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Production
Executive producer(s)Simon Cowell
Ben Kelly
Mark Wild
Location(s)Wildlife Aid, Leatherhead, Surrey
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Face Productions
Amatis Film &
Television Productions
Wild Productions
DistributorDiscovery Communications
Broadcast
Original channelAnimal Planet
Channel 5
ITV London
ITV Meridian
Picture format4:3, 16:9
Original run1996 (1996) – present
External links
Website

Wildlife SOS is a TV show on Animal Planet, based in the UK's Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead, Surrey. The show has been running since 1996 and produced by Simon Cowell's Wild Productions. And can be found on Animal Planet, Channel 5 and DMAX (relative to May 2009). It is run almost completely by volunteers. Whilst Simon (founder of the charity) is often wandering around the British country side, rescuing injured, sick or orphaned wildlife, other volunteers are usually at the hospital treating and raising patients, so they can be ready to be released back into the wild.[1]

Wildlife Aid

In 1996, following a fire that destroyed one third of the hospital complex, Cowell found his organisation reliant on media attention for its continued survival. Cowell was approached by representatives of the newly formed Animal Planet channel to produce a television series chronicling the drama of life in the wildlife rescue facility. The show experienced long-term success; it has been cited as "the longest-running animal rescue TV series" and continues to broadcast on Animal Planet, and various other channels owned by Discovery Communications. The centre is run by donations from the public. And has an annual open day every year.[2]

Wild Productions

Wild Productions are the Official makers of Wildlife SOS, and have an important role with the filming of Wildlife SOS. Wild Productions are run by Simon Cowell MBE.

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