The Secret Life of the Zoo

The Secret Life of the Zoo

Series 8 - Episode 1



Documentary revealing the secret life of the animals of Chester Zoo, one of Britain's most popular zoos, using new micro-rig technology to capture the behaviour of the animals and their close relationships with their keepers. Vets at Chester Zoo treat an elephant calf for the herpes virus, the same virus that resulted in the deaths of two calves the year before. A breeding phenomenon plays out among the extraordinary cardinal fish, and the zoo's humboldt penguins welcome 16 new members to their colony.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Alex Sutherland
Executive Producer Alistair Pegg
Executive Producer Edmund Coulthard
Series Editor Martin Fuller
Series Producer Philippa Bradley
Documentary Nature