The Secret Life of the Zoo

Series 7
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Series 7, Episode 3 - Great Escapes

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A look back at some of Chester Zoo's expert escapologists, from Sumatran orangutans to blue-throated macaws and an Andean bear cub on the adventure of a lifetime.
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Series 7, Episode 2 - Together Forever

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Some of Chester Zoo's animals are happily together forever, including penguins Rudd and Spike, and sloths Tina and Rico, who spend up to 18 hours a day fast asleep.
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Series 7, Episode 1 - Extraordinary Births

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A special episode focusing on animal births at Chester Zoo. Elephant Thi is pregnant with her ninth baby. A jewel wasp seeks a cockroach for a mate to paralyse with venom. Plus: seahorses.
Series 8
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Series 9 Episode 3

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Laid-back rock hyraxes Daissie and Nungu are expecting their eighth litter. At the reptile house, the Bermuda skinks have a ferocious approach to mating as Poptart meets Sharkface. (S9 Ep3)
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Series 9 Episode 2

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Has a recent fire stopped Chester's hornbills from having chicks? Meerkat Huskie also has the baby blues, while Milli the sun bear has a feisty one-year-old on her paws. (S9 Ep2)
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Series 9 Episode 1

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On Chimpanzee Island, younger males test the pecking order. In the pudu paddock, Serena and Odin are expecting a new arrival. And there's a fish out of water at the aquarium. (S9 Ep1)
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Series 8, Episode 7 - The Secret Life of the Zoo at Christmas

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...Christmas: As the festive season approaches at Chester, the youngsters across the zoo, from giraffes to monkeys, are about to have their first Christmas, and there are other newbies too.
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Series 8, Episode 6 - Series 8 Episode 6

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The keepers are keen to breed some baby eastern bongos, a critically endangered species of antelope. Pinstripe damba fish George needs an urgent operation to prevent suffocation. (S8 Ep6)
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Series 8 Episode 5

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Spotty chocolate poison dart frog Roy faces competition from hunky newcomer Hunter. And the keepers hope there may be a first joey on the way for dusky padamelon Styx. (S8 Ep5)
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Series 8 Episode 4

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Chester's Rothschild's giraffe herd expects another new arrival. A pair of Bactrian camels experience the trauma of separation. Plus, spider monkeys and Cabot's tragopan pheasants. (S8 Ep4)
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