Planet Special Listens When Animals Talk

Do animals have a sixth sense? Can people really speak to them and can the creatures understand what we’re saying?

Those are among the questions pioneering primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall will address in her upcoming special, When Animals Talk, set to premiere on Animal Planet June 12 from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. (EST/PST).

In a departure from her previous documentary-style specials, When Animals Talk will feature Goodall -- who, in her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees in Tanzania, observed that animals have distinct personalities and emotions -- focusing on people’s personal stories about connecting with the animals they love.