Tracee Ellis Ross To Narrate 'Growing Up Animal' For Disney+ [Exclusive]
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Tracee Ellis Ross To Narrate 'Growing Up Animal' For Disney+ [Exclusive]

Shadow and Act has exclusively learned that Tracee Ellis Ross is narrating the upcoming National Geographic docuseries, Growing Up Animal, for Disney+.

Here’s the series’ official description:

Growing Up Animal, a six-part original series from National Geographic launches August 18 on Disney+. The series, narrated by Emmy-nominated actress and star of Blackish, Tracee Ellis Ross, follows animal mothers and babies from the womb to the outside world as they face the triumphs and trials of nature. Each hour-long episode is an intimate look into the birth of a different iconic animal—grizzlies, sea lions, elephants, African wild dogs, chimpanzees and lions. All six episodes will be available to stream on the series launch date.The Disney+ original series from National Geographic, is an intimate and extraordinary adventure of baby animals, from the safety of the womb to the uncertainty of birth and their tentative first steps. Each episode — baby chimps, sea lions, elephants, African wild dogs, lions and grizzlies — sees the incredible transformation of a different iconic animal, full of wonder and emotion. GROWING UP ANIMAL is the magical story of a mother’s instinct to nurture and her infant’s drive to survive.

Coco nurses the pups while Lilah stands guard. (National Geographic for Disney+/Kim Wolhuter)

Growing Up Animal gives an incredible up-close glimpse into the world of animal mothers and babies,” said Ross in a statement. “From the early stages of pregnancy to their adorable first moments in the world, it is remarkable to see how each animal’s unique instincts and adaptations help them endure the harsh realities of their environment.”

The six-part series debuts Aug. 18 on Disney+.

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