The Secret Life of the Zoo

  

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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
The Secret Life of the ZooMr Parsons the chameleon meets a new mate, Daphne from Paris. Young giraffe Murchison faces the great outdoors for the first time. And another baby elephant is born. (S3 Ep7/7)Thu, Jan 30, 4:55 PMMore 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)Fri, Jan 31, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooMandrill Ludo gets over-friendly with his dad's girlfriend when his dad is at the vet's. Red panda Jung is losing weight and no one knows why. Plus: tigers, and penguins. (S4 Ep2/10) [AD,S]Mon, Feb 3, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins

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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 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 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]Wed, Jan 22, 4:55 PMMore 460 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]Mon, Jan 20, 4:55 PMMore 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)Fri, Jan 17, 4:55 PMMore 460 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)Thu, Jan 16, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooKendari the babirusa is pregnant, but otters Wallace and Annie keep throwing stones at her house. Next door, orangutan Willie is struggling to impress females Sarikei and Leia. (S2 Ep2/6) [AD,S]Wed, Jan 15, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooTue, Jan 14, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooFemale rhino Kitani meets her new mate, Magadi. But rhino mating is a risky business. There's a surprise birth in the orangutan house. Plus: bats, macaques and jaguars. (S1 Ep6/6) [AD,S]Mon, Jan 13, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooFri, Jan 10, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooA potentially deadly virus hits the elephant house. Will Chester's female zebras be interested in new stallion Mac? Plus, the bizarre world of the naked mole rat. (S1 Ep4/6) [AD,S]Thu, Jan 9, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooChester Zoo's giraffe family have a new arrival. Frog keeper Pip creates a love den to get some endangered frogs in the mood to lay eggs. And the aardvarks wreak havoc by night. (S1 Ep3/6) [AD,S]Wed, Jan 8, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooPenguins Rud and Spike have been a couple for 15 years and are inseparable. But Rud's arthritic hip may be affecting his quality of life. Meanwhile, the tigers are moving house. (S1 Ep2/6) [AD,S]Tue, Jan 7, 4:55 PMMore 460 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThis series captures in detail the behaviour of the animals at Chester Zoo. Grumpy elephant Thi is expecting a baby. Red panda Jung gets the cold shoulder from his partner Nima. (S1 Ep1/6) [AD,S]Mon, Jan 6, 4:55 PMMore 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]Tue, Dec 17, 4:50 PMMore 465 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]Mon, Dec 16, 4:50 PMMore 465 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]Fri, Dec 13, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThe keepers face the dangerous task of replacing a broken window in the reticulated python habitat. Dusky pademelon Kai turns shy when he meets a female for the first time. (S7 Ep4) [AD,S]Thu, Dec 12, 4:50 PMMore 465 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]Wed, Dec 11, 4:50 PMMore 465 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]Tue, Dec 10, 4:50 PMMore 465 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]Mon, Dec 9, 4:50 PMMore 465 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]Fri, Dec 6, 4:50 PMMore 465 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)Thu, Dec 5, 4:50 PMMore 465 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, Dec 4, 4:50 PMMore 465 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) [S]Tue, Dec 3, 4:50 PMMore 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) [S]Mon, Dec 2, 4:50 PMMore 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)Fri, Nov 29, 4:50 PMMore 465 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)Thu, Nov 28, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThe keepers struggle to transport a suspicious warthog and a giraffe. Meanwhile, caiman lizard Gary keeps diving into the pool headfirst, even when it's empty. Plus: gibbons. (S5 Ep6/6)Wed, Nov 27, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooBaby capybara Henry enjoys having the attention of all the female capybaras. Two pregnant naked mole-rat sisters battle for power. Plus: spider monkeys and babirusas. (S5 Ep5/6) [S]Tue, Nov 26, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooYoung orangutan Tripa is half the size of other orangutans his age. He relies on his mum for everything but can he become independent when she has a new baby? (S5 Ep4/6)Mon, Nov 25, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooGiraffe Orla is due to give birth. Orangutan baby Tombol tests his luck with the gibbons. Overconfident ibis chick Professor X gets himself into troubled waters. Plus: sengis. (S5 Ep3/6) [S]Fri, Nov 22, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooAfrican painted dog K'mana is pregnant with Chester's first-ever litter of this endangered species. And can atlas moths Dave and Simon find mates during their five-day lifespan? (S5 Ep2/6) [S]Thu, Nov 21, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooOrangutan sisters Emma and Subis are both expecting babies by male Puluh at the same time. The aardvarks are making the new meerkats anxious. Plus: chameleons and vampire crabs. (S5 Ep1/6) [S]Wed, Nov 20, 4:50 PMMore 465 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]Tue, Nov 19, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooCritically endangered rhino Zuri gives birth to baby Ike. Otter Annie has three new pups. Camel Shan-shan is unwell. And sun bears Toni and Millie have relationship problems. (S4 Ep9/10) [AD,S]Mon, Nov 18, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooGolden poison frog Pablo has lost interest in his partner Maria, so bad boy El Loco is brought in to shake things up. Baby porcupine Marion faces the meerkat mob. Plus: chimps. (S4 Ep8/10) [AD,S]Fri, Nov 15, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooThree-legged chameleon Tripod goes speed-dating. And sloth Tina has been giving her partner Rico a hard time, but the keepers have a plan to bring them closer together. (S4 Ep7/10) [AD,S]Thu, Nov 14, 4:50 PMMore 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]Wed, Nov 13, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooMale onager Holmes chases every female in sight - including the camel next door - when he's released into the female paddock in mating season. Plus: tortoises, chimps and more. (S4 Ep4/10) [AD,S]Tue, Nov 12, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooAndean bear cub Madidi goes on an adventure into a neighbouring paddock. Young elephant Nandita is desperate to befriend babies Aayu and Indali but is too boisterous for them. (S4 Ep3/10) [AD,S]Mon, Nov 11, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooMandrill Ludo gets over-friendly with his dad's girlfriend when his dad is at the vet's. Red panda Jung is losing weight and no one knows why. Plus: tigers, and penguins. (S4 Ep2/10) [AD,S]Fri, Nov 8, 4:50 PMMore 465 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)Thu, Nov 7, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins
The Secret Life of the ZooMr Parsons the chameleon meets a new mate, Daphne from Paris. Young giraffe Murchison faces the great outdoors for the first time. And another baby elephant is born. (S3 Ep7/7)Wed, Nov 6, 4:50 PMMore 465 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]Sat, Oct 26, 1:15 AMMore 465 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]Fri, Oct 25, 4:50 PMMore 465 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]Fri, Oct 25, 2:00 AMMore 465 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]Thu, Oct 24, 4:50 PMMore 465 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]Thu, Oct 24, 1:15 AMMore 465 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)Wed, Oct 23, 4:50 PMMore 465 mins