The Secret Life of the Zoo

  

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The Secret Life of the ZooYoung giraffe mum Tula gives birth, while this year's brood of penguin chicks face the ordeal of joining the main pool, where they must compete for fish with the adult penguins. (S3 Ep2/7) [AD,S]Thu, Jan 23, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThe arrival of a new female chimp causes upheaval at Chester Zoo, baby otter Bo goes missing, cheetah mum Kinky Tail is on the operating table, and the meerkats steal food. (S3 Ep3/7) [AD,S]Fri, Jan 24, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooAn elephant calf is born at Chester Zoo. Bush dog Franco has got his sister-in-law pregnant. And rhino beetle Sheldon has a damaged wing case; can he impress female beetle Alice? (S3 Ep4/7) [AD,S]Mon, Jan 27, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooCan rhino Kifaru - who has arthritic knees - mate with younger, taller and heavier female rhino Malindi? Tapir Jenny falls ill. Widowed porcupine Roxy meets a new, younger mate. (S3 Ep5/7) [AD,S]Tue, Jan 28, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooRare okapi Stomp injures K'Tusha with his horn when he tries to mate with her. Two African painted dogs compete to impress two new females. Plus: turtles and cassowaries. (S3 Ep6/7) [AD,S]Wed, Jan 29, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins

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The Secret Life of the ZooKeepers are keen to breed some baby eastern bongos, a critically-endangered species of antelope. Pinstripe damba fish George needs an immediate operation to prevent suffocation. (S8 Ep6) [AD,S]Sat, Dec 7, 4:30 PMChannel 465 mins
New: The Secret Life of the ZooKeepers are keen to breed some baby eastern bongos, a critically-endangered species of antelope. Pinstripe damba fish George needs an immediate operation to prevent suffocation. (S8 Ep6) [AD,S]Wed, Dec 4, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooRhino Kitani is due to give birth. Jewel wasp Ripley searches for a cockroach to turn into a zombie egg-incubator. And four rare and mysterious tenrecs arrive at Chester Zoo. (S4 Ep1/10)Sun, Dec 1, 2:30 PMChannel 445 mins
New: The Secret Life of the ZooSpotty chocolate poison dart frog Roy faces competition from hunky newcomer Hunter. And keepers hope there may be a first joey on the way for dusky padamelon Styx. (S8 Ep5) [AD,S]Wed, Nov 27, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
New: The Secret Life of the ZooChester's Rothschild's giraffe herd expects another new arrival. A pair of Bactrian camels experience the trauma of separation. Plus, spider monkeys and Cabot's tragopan pheasants. (S8 Ep4) [AD,S]Thu, Nov 21, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooKeepers spot that Asian short-clawed otter pups are developing bald patches, threatening their waterproofing. Plus, Caribbean flamingos, Asian elephants and dik-dik antelopes. (S8 Ep3) [AD,S]Sat, Nov 16, 5:30 PMChannel 460 mins
New: The Secret Life of the ZooKeepers spot that Asian short-clawed otter pups are developing bald patches, threatening their waterproofing. Plus, Caribbean flamingos, Asian elephants and dik-dik antelopes. (S8 Ep3)Thu, Nov 14, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooRothschild's giraffe Dagmar gives birth, but her calf struggles with its first steps. 'Inseparable' blue-throated macaws Lady and Girlie are divided when Girlie goes on the run. (S8 Ep2) [AD,S]Sat, Nov 9, 3:30 PMChannel 460 mins
New: The Secret Life of the ZooRothschild's giraffe Dagmar gives birth, but her calf struggles with its first steps. 'Inseparable' blue-throated macaws Lady and Girlie are divided when Girlie goes on the run. (S8 Ep2)Thu, Nov 7, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooChester Zoo embarks on a treatment to save Asian elephant calf Indali. Feisty Humboldt penguin Almond and her mate Walnut go house-hunting, but an intruder is eyeing up their turf. (S8 Ep1) [AD,S]Sat, Nov 2, 5:35 PMChannel 455 mins
New: The Secret Life of the ZooChester Zoo embarks on a treatment to save Asian elephant calf Indali. Feisty Humboldt penguin Almond and her mate Walnut go house-hunting, but an intruder is eyeing up their turf. (S8 Ep1) [AD,S]Thu, Oct 31, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooAardvark Koos gets romantic with his sister in this night-time special. Can underdog seahorse Seabiscuit grow the appendage he needs to attract a mate? Plus: bats and mouse deer. (S4 Ep10) [AD,S]Sat, Oct 26, 3:30 PMChannel 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooChester's male lemurs' peaceful life is changed by a female arrival. Can Permata, a young Javan green magpie, impress female Metina and help boost their endangered population? (S4 Ep5/10) [AD,S]Sat, Oct 19, 3:35 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooRhino Kitani is due to give birth. Jewel wasp Ripley searches for a cockroach to turn into a zombie egg-incubator. And four rare and mysterious tenrecs arrive at Chester Zoo. (S4 Ep1/10) [AD,S]Sat, Oct 5, 3:30 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooJaguars Napo and Goshi haven't been breeding. Will training Napo to be more assertive change that? Young elephants Aayu and Nandita are seriously ill. Plus: gibbons and katydids. (S7 Ep7) [AD,S]Sat, Sep 21, 1:55 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThree of Chester Zoo's rare onagers are pregnant at the same time. A flamingo loses interest in mothering her chick. And a baby macaque gets picked on by some older females. (S7 Ep6) [AD,S]Sat, Sep 14, 3:25 PMChannel 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooPregnant rhino Asha goes into labour at night. Mantis Minnie is looking for her first sexual partner, but female mantises have a habit of eating their partners while mating. (S6 Ep3) [AD,S]Sun, Aug 4, 2:20 PMChannel 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThere's a new arrival in the chimp group at Chester, elderly chameleon Mr Parsons has a romantic date, and Gaston the banteng bull has made three females in his herd pregnant. (S6 Ep2) [AD,S]Sun, Jul 28, 2:30 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThe keepers think pregnant elephant Thi is three months overdue. Rampant giraffe Meru relentlessly chases the females in his herd. (S6 Ep1) [AD,S]Thu, May 30, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooOtters Diego and Icana have never mated; can new male Tarubu light Icana's fire? Andean bears Lima and Madidi aren't getting on. And two butterflies get drunk on fermented fruit. (S7 Ep5) [AD,S]Sat, Mar 30, 5:35 PMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThe keepers face the dangerous task of replacing a broken window in the reticulated python habitat. Dusky pandemelon Kai turns shy when he meets a female for the first time. (S7 Ep4) [AD,S]Sat, Mar 23, 5:35 PMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooSloths Tina and Rico aren't getting on. Whenever Rico tries to get close to Tina, she fights him off. But Tina starts to put on weight. Is she pregnant? Or just eating too much? (S7 Ep3) [AD,S]Sat, Mar 16, 5:35 PMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooCan adolescent orangutan Tuti prove she's responsible enough to hold baby Kesuma? Dangerous turtle Shrek gets a new mate. And tiny babirusa piglet Tomini is struggling to survive. (S7 Ep2) [AD,S]Sat, Mar 9, 5:30 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooGiraffe Narus is being moved to another zoo, but getting him into a horsebox isn't easy. And can the keepers encourage mono-browed fish Noel Gallagher and Frida Kahlo to mate? (S7 Ep1) [AD,S]Sat, Mar 2, 5:35 PMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThree of Chester Zoo's rare onagers are pregnant at the same time. A flamingo loses interest in mothering her chick. And a baby macaque gets picked on by some older females. (S7 Ep6) [AD,S]Thu, Feb 14, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThere's a power struggle on chimp island. Otter Wallace is struck down by a mystery illness. Bush dog Mana is pregnant. And is romance in the air for wattled cranes Wilma and Ivan? (S6 Ep5) [AD,S]Sat, Feb 9, 5:35 PMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooOtters Diego and Icana have never mated; can new male Tarubu light Icana's fire? Andean bears Lima and Madidi aren't getting on. And two butterflies get drunk on fermented fruit. (S7 Ep5) [AD,S]Thu, Feb 7, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooYoung meerkats Beagle and Huskie become parents for the first time. And can painted dog Ville look after his seven adolescent pups on his own while the vets check up on their mum? (S6 Ep4) [AD,S]Sat, Feb 2, 5:35 PMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThe keepers face the dangerous task of replacing a broken window in the reticulated python habitat. Dusky pandemelon Kai turns shy when he meets a female for the first time. (S7 Ep4) [AD,S]Thu, Jan 31, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooPregnant rhino Asha goes into labour at night. Mantis Minnie is looking for her first sexual partner, but female mantises have a habit of eating their partners while mating. (S6 Ep3) [AD,S]Sat, Jan 26, 5:35 PMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooSloths Tina and Rico aren't getting on. Whenever Rico tries to get close to Tina, she fights him off. But Tina starts to put on weight. Is she pregnant? Or just eating too much? (S7 Ep3)Tue, Jan 22, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooCan adolescent orangutan Tuti prove she's responsible enough to hold baby Kesuma? Dangerous turtle Shrek gets a new mate. And tiny babirusa piglet Tomini is struggling to survive. (S7 Ep2)Tue, Jan 15, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThere's a new arrival in the chimp group at Chester, elderly chameleon Mr Parsons has a romantic date, and Gaston the banteng bull has made three females in his herd pregnant. (S6 Ep2) [AD,S]Sat, Jan 12, 5:35 PMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooGiraffe Narus is being moved to another zoo, but getting him into a horsebox isn't easy. And can the keepers encourage mono-browed fish Noel Gallagher and Frida Kahlo to mate? (S7 Ep1) [AD,S]Tue, Jan 8, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooTortoises Burt and Terrance, who've been best mates for 70 years, compete for the affections of breeding female Smooth Sides. Pregnant okapi K'Tusha is due to give birth. (S6 Ep7) [AD,S]Wed, Dec 12, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooBaby meerkat Junior is struggling to get enough food. Red panda Nima's new mate, Koda, chases her up a tree. And a shy penguin isn't socialising with his colony. (S6 Ep6) [AD,S]Wed, Dec 5, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThere's a power struggle on chimp island. Otter Wallace is struck down by a mystery illness. Bush dog Mana is pregnant. And is romance in the air for wattled cranes Wilma and Ivan? (S6 Ep5)Wed, Nov 28, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooYoung meerkats Beagle and Huskie become parents for the first time. And can painted dog Ville look after his seven adolescent pups on his own while the vets check up on their mum? (S6 Ep4) [AD,S]Wed, Nov 21, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooPregnant rhino Asha goes into labour at night. Mantis Minnie is looking for her first sexual partner, but female mantises have a habit of eating their partners while mating. (S6 Ep3)Wed, Nov 14, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThere's a new arrival in the chimp group at Chester, elderly chameleon Mr Parsons has a romantic date, and Gaston the banteng bull has made three females in his herd pregnant. (S6 Ep2)Wed, Nov 7, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThe Secret Life of the Zoo returns for a new run. The keepers think pregnant elephant Thi is three months overdue. Rampant giraffe Meru relentlessly chases the females in his herd. (S6 Ep1) [AD,S]Wed, Oct 31, 8:00 PMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooRare okapi Stomp injures K'Tusha with his horn when he tries to mate with her. Two African painted dogs compete to impress two new females. Plus: turtles and cassowaries. (S3 Ep6/7) [AD,S]Fri, Sep 21, 2:20 AMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooCan rhino Kifaru - who has arthritic knees - mate with younger, taller and heavier female rhino Malindi? Tapir Jenny falls ill. Widowed porcupine Roxy meets a new, younger mate. (S3 Ep5/7) [AD,S]Mon, Sep 10, 2:05 AMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooAn elephant calf is born at Chester Zoo. Bush dog Franco has got his sister-in-law pregnant. And rhino beetle Sheldon has a damaged wing case; can he impress female beetle Alice? (S3 Ep4/7) [AD,S]Wed, Sep 5, 1:15 AMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThe arrival of a new female chimp causes upheaval at Chester Zoo, baby otter Bo goes missing, cheetah mum Kinky Tail is on the operating table, and the meerkats steal food. (S3 Ep3/7) [AD,S]Fri, Aug 31, 2:25 AMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooYoung giraffe mum Tula gives birth, while this year's brood of penguin chicks face the ordeal of joining the main pool, where they must compete for fish with the adult penguins. (S3 Ep2/7) [AD,S]Wed, Aug 29, 2:10 AMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThe series that goes behind the scenes at Chester Zoo. Can mantis Bruce survive mating with deadly Natasha? Rhino couple Beni and Asha are reunited after four years apart. (S3 Ep1/7) [AD,S]Thu, Aug 23, 1:25 AMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooFour of Chester's orangutans vanish. The dominant female meerkat is challenged by her own daughter. Can bull elephant Aung Bo help provide a baby to keep young Nandita company? (S2 Ep5/6) [AD,S]Tue, Aug 21, 12:30 AMChannel 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooOana the anoa and capybara Lochley give birth. Tiger mum Kirana's sons are moved to other zoos to start their own families. Young monkey Rocky won't heed his mum's life lessons. (S2 Ep4/6) [AD,S]Wed, Aug 15, 1:25 AMChannel 455 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooWhen young male tortoise Football muscles in on 71-year-old Bert's harem of females, the Chester Zoo keepers introduce two Swedish female tortoises to the group. (S2 Ep3/6) [AD,S]Tue, Aug 14, 1:25 AMChannel 455 mins