ZDF Studios announces Season 3 of wildlife series Just Animals

Mainz, February 5th, 2024

Just Animals (10 x 50’), a spectacular celebration of the world’s wildlife, returns for a 3rd season having recently completed production. Distributed globally by ZDF Studios and produced by Wildbear Entertainment, this engaging documentary series devotes an entire episode to a fascinating creature where every aspect of their life is revealed.

Now totalling 30 episodes, Just Animals is one of many titles produced by Wildbear Entertainment and distributed by ZDF Studios. Thanks to the work of Wild Thring Media who represent WildBear Entertainment, the two companies are long-standing partners with the German distributor’s catalogue including Wildbear titles such as Secret Weapons of World War II, History's Greatest Myths, Inside Japan's War, Bushfire Aninmal Rescue, Human Animal, Amazon of the East and Animals That Changed History amongst many others. 

Ralf Rückauer, Vice President Unscripted, ZDF Studios  said: “Wildbear has produced another superb series of Just Animals, a show which is both entertaining and educational that the whole family can sit back and enjoy. With production now completed on Season 3, we are looking forward to launching this to market immediately.”

Just Animals Series 3 is a visual feast featuring stunning high quality archive footage that includes rare behaviours, intimate close-ups and fast paced action sequences. Discover impressive physical attributes, sensory perceptions, communication skills, plus extraordinary abilities and the ingenious adaptations from a remarkable array of creatures great and small. From Apes to Koalas, Crustaceans to Rodents, plus Frogs and Toads, Bats, Parrots, Horses and even Arachnids, Just Animals Season 3 in an enthralling journey into a wild world.

Wildbear Entertainment, based in Australia and New Zealand, is a factual entertainment company producing award-winning content for the likes of the BBC, Netflix, National Geographic, Viasat, PBS, Foxtel and many other leading international platforms.

ZDF Studios has previously sold Just Animals to more than 100 countries worldwide, for example to the USA, Japan, China, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Austria. 


About ZDF Studios
ZDF Studios is a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest TV broadcasters in Europe. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Mainz, Germany, the ZDF Studios Group operates more than 30 direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliates in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom spanning TV production, distribution and services. The parent company, ZDF Studios, is responsible for global programme distribution, realisation of international co-productions, acquisition of licences and merchandising of successful programme brands under its own name, for ZDF and third parties. ZDF Studios has the largest German-language programme inventory in the world and a constantly growing range of international productions, consisting of series and mini-series, television films, documentaries and children's programmes.

The companies of the ZDF Studios Group cover the entire value chain from the development of scripted and unscripted TV content to production, marketing and monetizing, including TV and streaming licences as well as merchandising and online rights. The positioning of ZDF Studios as an integrated media company enables the development of innovative, outstanding and high-quality programmes and makes the Group an attractive workplace for German and international talent to flourish in a very inspiring and creative environment.

Contact ZDF Studios
Christine Denilauler (VP Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Studios GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, E-mail: christine.denilauler@zdf-studios.com, www.zdf-studios.com