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

In many ways it’s sad to see sleekly magnificent beasts, Sumatran tigers Spot and Stripe, on leads as they are taken for walks or being cuddled by their “surrogate dad” Giles Clark. But as members of a critically endangered species and Australia Zoo’s tame fund-raisers for their beleaguered fellows, Spot and Stripe events finance rescue and preservation programmes.

But occasionally small glimpses of their true natures as glorious killing machines peep through – Spot is given food and immediately roars as he goes into full-on, atavistic dinner-protection mode. It’s wonderful to hear.

At least he and his brother are safe. When Clark and his wife visit Indonesia, the couple see at first hand the monstrous work of poachers and their traps.

Summary

Part two of two. The Clarks see the harsh reality of poaching in Indonesia when they visit tigers that were caught in snares, prompting Giles to concoct an ambitious plan to save the injured big cats in the wild. Back in Australia, Spot and Stripe are days away from their first birthday and will no longer be classed as cubs, while Spot faces an operation that may end with him losing all vision.

Cast & Crew

Director Tom Jarvis
Executive Producer Julian Hector
Producer Tom Jarvis
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