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Nature's Miracle Orphans

  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Nature

Summary

The first months of an animal's life are crucial - if they lose their mothers, they'll need help. Meet the wild orphans getting a second chance, and those devoted to saving them.

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Episode 1: Nature's Miracle Orphans

Summary

Presenters Ellie Harrison and Max Hug Williams follow orphaned baby animals as they make steps to return to the wild. Ellie travels to Australia to meet three koalas called Tilly, Puddles and Danny, who were rescued from the roadside where their mother had been killed - Danny needs round-the-clock care and is building up his strength with night-time games of chase. She also meets a tiny wallaby called Neil, whose carer Stella is worried may die from stress if they can't find him a companion. Wildlife cameraman Max is in Costa Rica where he gets acquainted with Newbie, a five-month-old three-toed sloth who has suffered from pneumonia since she was rescued. He follows wildlife manager Sam at Kids Saving the Rainforest as she tries to teach the baby sloth to climb trees and learn to go back to the wild.

Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Meet an orphan three-toed sloth in Costa Rica whose carer, Sam, doesn’t want to give her a permanent name – she is struggling against pneumonia and might not survive – so has simply called her “Newbie”. She’s a sad-eyed, shaggy, sleepy-looking bundle, but Sam’s devotion to nursing her back to health is touching.

That’s the theme here. Devoted humans nurturing weak and vulnerable young animals to the point where they can go back to the wild – sloths, koalas and wallabies. When a pair of tiny wallabies make friends, it’s a very sweet moment.

How to watch

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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

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Credits

Cast

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PresenterEllie Harrison
PresenterMax Hug Williams

Crew

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Executive producerLucinda Axelsson
Executive producerTim Martin
ProducerMark Wheeler

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  • Episode 1

    Nature's Miracle Orphans

    Summary

    Presenters Ellie Harrison and Max Hug Williams follow orphaned baby animals as they make steps to return to the wild. Ellie travels to Australia to meet three koalas called Tilly, Puddles and Danny, who were rescued from the roadside where their mother had been killed - Danny needs round-the-clock care and is building up his strength with night-time games of chase. She also meets a tiny wallaby called Neil, whose carer Stella is worried may die from stress if they can't find him a companion. Wildlife cameraman Max is in Costa Rica where he gets acquainted with Newbie, a five-month-old three-toed sloth who has suffered from pneumonia since she was rescued. He follows wildlife manager Sam at Kids Saving the Rainforest as she tries to teach the baby sloth to climb trees and learn to go back to the wild.

    Review

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.

    Meet an orphan three-toed sloth in Costa Rica whose carer, Sam, doesn’t want to give her a permanent name – she is struggling against pneumonia and might not survive – so has simply called her “Newbie”. She’s a sad-eyed, shaggy, sleepy-looking bundle, but Sam’s devotion to nursing her back to health is touching.

    That’s the theme here. Devoted humans nurturing weak and vulnerable young animals to the point where they can go back to the wild – sloths, koalas and wallabies. When a pair of tiny wallabies make friends, it’s a very sweet moment.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterEllie Harrison
    PresenterMax Hug Williams

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerLucinda Axelsson
    Executive producerTim Martin
    ProducerMark Wheeler
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