The Secret Life of the Zoo
- Season 3
- 7 episodes
Episode 1: The Secret Life of the Zoo
Chester Zoo reopens its gates to give us a glimpse of the animals’ love lives.
Rhinos Asha and Beni are caught “kissing” through a gap in the fence (they’ve been separated since the birth of their daughter).
Less romantic is the way Natasha, a rather beautiful white orchid mantis, eats her partners. “During mating… she’s eaten the (male’s) head while his body’s still attached to her. Still doing the deed but with no head,” says one (female) keeper with a smile.
Viewers may be saddened when one creature becomes seriously ill and can’t be saved, much to the distress of his partner.
How to watch
|Executive producer||Alistair Pegg|
|Executive producer||Edmund Coulthard|
|Series editor||Martin Fuller|
|Series producer||Martin Hicks|