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The Secret Life of the Zoo

  • Season 3
  • 7 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 3: The Secret Life of the Zoo

Summary

Chester's 18 chimpanzees face upheaval when new female chimp Vila arrives from a zoo in Germany. Meanwhile, nine-year-old cheetah mum Kinky Tail is vomiting after meals, and her three-year-old daughter Safi must watch and wait as her mum is taken to the zoo's medical centre. Cameras also follow Asian short-clawed otter Annie, who recently gave birth to a large litter of five pups.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Chester Zoo’s 96 keepers know that mealtimes are a useful way of exercising animals’ brains. Challenging them to find treats hidden inside strange containers or in odd places is better than handing them their food on a plate. Sadly, although Kinky Tail the cheetah can eventually find the hidden food, she keeps vomiting it up.

One of the smartest species in the zoo is the chimp, but they can be very aggressive, especially when a new female is being introduced to the troop: “Chimps give Freddy Krueger nightmares,” says keeper Niall, grimly. On a happier note, we meet an adorable family of otters, including runt of the litter Bo.

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Executive producerAlistair Pegg
Executive producerEdmund Coulthard
Series editorMartin Fuller
Series producerMartin Hicks

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  • Episode 3

    The Secret Life of the Zoo

    Summary

    Chester's 18 chimpanzees face upheaval when new female chimp Vila arrives from a zoo in Germany. Meanwhile, nine-year-old cheetah mum Kinky Tail is vomiting after meals, and her three-year-old daughter Safi must watch and wait as her mum is taken to the zoo's medical centre. Cameras also follow Asian short-clawed otter Annie, who recently gave birth to a large litter of five pups.

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Chester Zoo’s 96 keepers know that mealtimes are a useful way of exercising animals’ brains. Challenging them to find treats hidden inside strange containers or in odd places is better than handing them their food on a plate. Sadly, although Kinky Tail the cheetah can eventually find the hidden food, she keeps vomiting it up.

    One of the smartest species in the zoo is the chimp, but they can be very aggressive, especially when a new female is being introduced to the troop: “Chimps give Freddy Krueger nightmares,” says keeper Niall, grimly. On a happier note, we meet an adorable family of otters, including runt of the litter Bo.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerAlistair Pegg
    Executive producerEdmund Coulthard
    Series editorMartin Fuller
    Series producerMartin Hicks
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