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(cont)... Their Family and Pets as ANIMAL PLANET EXPO Rolls Into Town June 3-4 at Bicentennial Park

- Meet Mo Rocca, Host of Animal Planet's WHOA! Sunday -

MIAMI, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy, imagination and playfulness abound as Miami welcomes ANIMAL PLANET EXPO, an event sure to entertain animal lovers of all ages. Animal Planet and Comcast, plus national sponsors the Smart Spot(TM) program from PepsiCo and the makers of Fresh Step(R) litter, invite Miami-area residents to bring their families -- along with Fido and Fluffy -- to celebrate the unique sights, sounds and emotional experiences only animals can provide during ANIMAL PLANET EXPO Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, from 10 AM to 4 PM at Bicentennial Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Fla. 33132.

An annual summer tour, ANIMAL PLANET EXPO has been delighting people around the country for eight years, giving families the opportunity to experience animal-friendly family fun, the Animal Planet way. Inspired by the only television network dedicated to the connection between humans and animals, this year's ANIMAL PLANET EXPO has expanded to offer participants an even richer experience than ever before. As they arrive, pet owners will receive a pet emergency preparedness brochure to ensure their pet's safety in an emergency.

From high-flying Frisbee dog shows and interactive animal trivia games, to WHOA! Facts with Mo Rocca (Saturday only), plus "ooh" and "ahh" inspiring live animal shows, the Main Stage features flocks of captivating animal entertainment and demonstrations. The Frisbee dog show times are 11 AM, 12 PM, 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM, and the Main Stage live animal presentation times are 1 PM and 3:30 PM. Also part of ANIMAL PLANET EXPO is the not-to-be-missed Discovery Kids' Endurance Experience, a hands-on adventure that allows kids to experience the mental and physical competition of Discovery Kids Channel's wildly popular ENDURANCE series. In Discovery Kids' Endurance Experience kids can compete in a number of challenges that simulate the sights, sounds and physical experience of competing on ENDURANCE, including a climbing wall and a timed "hanging" challenge -- plus, USA Swimming is sponsoring an all-new water-based challenge.

Visitors to Animal Planet Expo Theater will find themselves getting up close and personal with exotic animals like a python, an alligator, a fox, a porcupine or a lemur, as they experience animal wildlife firsthand with a captivating demonstration set in a natural habitat. Theater shows will run every half-hour throughout Saturday and Sunday with the first show at 10:30 AM and the last at 3 PM.

In addition, visitors will see firsthand the clarity of high-definition programming with a sneak peek at Discovery Channel's groundbreaking new ATLAS series in the Discovery HD Theater Dome. Forms to enter for a chance to win a HD television set will be available to fill out while enjoying breathtaking footage of a country like China or Australia as they have never been seen before.

Other activity pavilions to enjoy at ANIMAL PLANET EXPO include the following:

* Animal House -- Get to know even more live animals, while animal experts introduce exotic species from around the world. * Safari Snaps -- Download the ultimate digital photo of you with a virtual version of Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin and Steve Irwin. * Bug House -- Hear what the buzz is about and learn about a variety of bugs and butterflies from around the globe. * Kids' Zone -- Kids can get their faces painted, try the "Happy Gator" obstacle course and play other fun games. * Heroes of Animal Planet -- Protect your pet just as the stars of ANIMAL HEROES: PHOENIX do by creating your own personalized pet tag, and engage in a unique sniff test from the makers of Fresh Step(R) litter. * Connection Zone -- Kids play a panda-themed game for a prize, while adults view demonstrations and take advantage of special offers on the latest products from Comcast. * Pet Den -- The Humane Society of Greater Miami will provide pet adoption opportunities and helpful information on how to find the perfect pet for your family. * Pet Misters and Watering Holes -- Give your pets the opportunity to "chill out" and quench their thirst on a hot day. * Smart Spot(TM) Station -- Kids learn how to eat and live healthier in a fun and interactive way.

As part of ANIMAL PLANET EXPO, Comcast will make a $1,000 donation to the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Comcast will also be on-site to provide valuable information about their most innovative new products available to consumers.

Miami-area viewers can find Animal Planet on Comcast. Go to and click on Animal Planet to find more information on ANIMAL PLANET EXPO.

About Fresh Step(R) litter

Fresh Step(R) litter is a part of The Clorox Pet Products Company, which is a subsidiary of The Clorox Company, headquartered in Oakland, Calif. The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with fiscal year 2005 revenues of $4.4 billion. Clorox markets some of consumers' most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Armor All(R) and STP(R) auto care products, Fresh Step(R) and Scoop Away(R) cat litters, Kingsford(R) charcoal briquettes, Hidden Valley(R) and K C Masterpiece(R) dressings and sauces, Brita(R) water- filtration systems, and Glad(R) bags, wraps and containers. With 7,600 employees worldwide, the company manufactures products in 25 countries and markets them in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $62.3 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges; and in fiscal year 2005 alone made product donations valued at $4.9 million. For more information about Clorox, visit For more information about Fresh Step, visit

About Smart Spot(TM)

PepsiCo, one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, launched the Smart Spot(TM) symbol on select products to make it easier for consumers to identify PepsiCo products that contribute to healthier lifestyles. Products that contain the Smart Spot symbol meet established nutrition criteria based on authoritative statements from the Food and Drug Administration and the National Academy of Sciences. The Smart Spot symbol appears on more than 250 PepsiCo products including Tropicana Pure Premium(R), Aquafina(R) waters, Gatorade(R) thirst quenchers, Baked! Lay's(R) chips, Quaker(R) Oatmeal and Diet Pepsi(R), among many others.

About Animal Planet

Animal Planet, available in more than 88 million homes nationwide, is the only television network dedicated exclusively to the connection between humans and animals. The network brings people of all ages together by tapping into a fundamental fascination with animals through an array of fresh programming that includes humor, competition, drama and spectacle from the animal kingdom. Animal Planet is a property of Discovery Communications, the leading global real-world media company. Discovery has grown from its core property, the Discovery Channel, first launched in the United States in 1985, to current global operations in 170 countries and territories with nearly 1.4 billion cumulative subscribers. DCI's over 100 networks of distinctive programming represent 27 network entertainment brands including TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Kids, Discovery Times Channel, The Science Channel, Military Channel, Discovery Home Channel, Discovery en Espanol, Discovery Kids en Espanol, Discovery HD Theater, FitTV, Discovery Travel & Living (Viajar y Vivir), Discovery Home & Health and Discovery Real Time. DCI's other properties consist of Discovery Education and Discovery Commerce, which operates more than 100 Discovery Channel Stores in the U.S. DCI also distributes BBC America in the United States. DCI's ownership consists of four shareholders: Discovery Holding Company , Cox Communications, Inc., Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, the Company's Founder and Chairman.

About Comcast

Comcast Corporation ( is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.4 million cable customers, 8.5 million high-speed Internet customers and 1.3 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content. The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast- Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia. Comcast Class A common stock and Class A Special common stock trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively . Comcast's South Florida Region extends from Sebastian to Key West. Comcast, whose regional offices are located in Miramar, Fla., employs more than 1,700 people in South Florida.
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CONTACT: Anna Reinhart-Marean of Animal Planet Expo, +1-240-662-6502; or
Jeanie Hernandez of Comcast, +1-305-770-5316

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