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Special Eight-Part Original Documentary Event Captures for Posterity the Last Humans Allowed to Live in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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In 1980, the US government banned new human occupation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, a protected area home to thousands of native animals and pristine terrain spanning roughly the size of South Carolina. Currently, only a handful of families spread across seven permitted cabins are allowed to remain in the refuge. Within less than 100 years, all remaining permits will reach expiration, and there will be no human presence left. On Monday, May 25 at 10/9c, Animal Planet premieres THE LAST ALASKANS, a new eight-part special event that documents the lives of some of the most isolated people in America - the last of their kind - as they struggle and thrive in Alaska's untouched wilderness located hundreds of miles from roads, civilization and each other. New one-hour episodes will air Sundays at 8/7c beginning May 31.