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Giant Squid Photos

What has eight arms with hundreds of suckers, eyes the size of grapefruit and a razor-sharp beak? A giant squid! A team of scientists and the Discovery Channel shot footage of this notoriously elusive creature in action. Open the Discovery News gallery…

Discovery Channel Sheds Light on Africa’s Ivory Wars

In 1989, Discovery Channel helped expose a devastating situation in Africa with the world premiere of Ivory Wars. Along with widespread reporting from the international media, this landmark television documentary helped shed light on the severity of the elephant poaching situation in Africa.

The response was powerful and immediate. That same year, the international ivory trade was banned by CITES (the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species). Ivory prices plummeted as demand lessened, and elephant populations were given a chance to recover….

As part of a growing global response to the situation, the Discovery Channel and the BBC have teamed up to investigate the illegal practices of both poaching and selling ivory from African elephants in the one-hour special Ivory Wars, premiering on Discovery Channel on Saturday, June 23, at 8PM e/p.

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Brand-New Frozen Planet Trailer

From the co-producers of Planet Earth and Life, the Frozen Planet series on Discovery Channel is a great natural history series from Discovery Channel and the BBC.

Narrated by Alec Baldwin, Frozen Planet takes a look at the earth’s polar regions, where the scale and beauty of the scenery and sheer power of the natural elements are unlike anywhere else on the planet.

The seven-part series starts Sunday, March 18.