Tigers About the House - What Happened Next

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Tigers About the House - What Happened Next

Series 2

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Review

Sumatran tiger cubs Spot and Stripe charmed millions of viewers earlier this year in Tigers about the House as they gambolled with their “dad”, Australia Zoo tiger expert Giles Clark.

We return as the siblings approach their first birthday and they are magnificent, hefty creatures who still play happily with humans. The pair, who will remain in captivity, are totems for endangered Sumatran wild tigers, and money raised by popular zoo events funds various protection programmes.

Here Clark, his wife Kerri and son Kynan pack their bags to look at some of these life-savers, arriving in Jakarta where Clark, with a hidden camera, visits a market that does a roaring trade in illegal pets. As the Clarks head deeper into the rainforest, poor Kerri is made out to be a soppy girly, with her concerns about hair straighteners and toilets and the camera gets in close when she cries about a lovely, ill-treated orangutan.

Summary

First of a two-part programme catching up with zookeeper Giles Clark and the Sumatran tiger cubs he was hand-rearing in his home in the suburbs of Queensland. Spot and Stripe are approaching their first birthdays and Giles has his hands full guiding them from adolescence into adulthood, while Spot faces uncertainty about his eyesight and his relationship with Stripe. The Clarks also make a big decision to safeguard the cub's wild cousins, with Giles, his wife Kerri and son Kynan embarking on a road trip through Indonesia with the aim of helping to protect endangered species.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Julian Hector
Series Producer Beth Brooks
Nature