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Animal Planet Looking at Extraordinary Animals

Series to Be Narrated by Star Trek , Boston Legal Star William Shatner 6/02/2008 04:15:00 AM Eastern

Animal Planet announced a new series following the lives of animals with unusual abilities and talents.

William Shatner

Extraordinary Animals, set to debut June 13 and be narrated by Star Trek and Boston Legal star William Shatner, will look for animals that have abilities more in line with humans than their counterparts in the animal kingdom.

On tap are an elephant that also paints with her trunk; a sea lion capable of logic, a skill once thought to be reserved for humans; a dog that can do mathematics; and a cat that can play the piano, among others.

Animal Planet gave the green light to 17 half-hour episodes of the series, which will air Fridays at 9:30 p.m.

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