The Secret Life of the Zoo

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    Extra: Meerkats vs Porcupines

    Can they live together in harmonious cohabitation? Watch them in action.

    This episode is subtitled1 min 55
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    Extra: The Stars of the Zoo

    Find out more about Rud and Spike the penguins, Kitani the rhino, Hari the elephant calf, Boris the chimp and the rest of the animals

    This episode is subtitled2 mins 11
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    Series 1 Episode 1

    Grumpy elephant Thi is expecting a baby. The chimps battle for dominance. Red panda Nima gives her partner Jung the cold shoulder. And the meerkats prove they're not as loveable as they first seem.

    Scenes of animal birthThis episode is subtitled47 mins

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    Series 1 Episode 2

    Inseparable penguins Rud and Spike have been a couple for 15 years. But Rud's arthritic hip could be affecting his quality of life. The tigers move house, and a tarantula risks his life to reproduce.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins

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    Series 1 Episode 3

    The giraffe family have a new arrival. Frog keeper Pip creates a love den to try to get endangered frogs in the mood to lay eggs. And the aardvarks wreak havoc by night.

    Scenes of animal birthThis episode is subtitled47 mins

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    Series 1 Episode 4

    A potentially deadly virus hits the elephant house. Will Chester's female zebras be interested in new stallion Mac? Plus: the bizarre world of the naked mole rat.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins

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    Series 1 Episode 5

    Boris the chimp takes a moorhen chick hostage. French crocodile François turns his snout up at British food. The keepers try to spark romance between turtles Raja and Aris. Plus: young penguins.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins

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    Series 1 Episode 6

    Female rhino Kitani is introduced to her new mate, Magadi. But rhino mating is a risky business. There's a surprise birth in the orangutan house. Plus: fruit bats, macaques and young jaguars.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins

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    Series 2 Episode 1

    Two of Chester Zoo's zebras are about to give birth. Meanwhile, lioness Kumari seems to be losing interest in her partner, Iblis. And two of warthog Magnum's children are becoming hard to control.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 2

    Kendari the babirusa is pregnant, but otters Wallace and Annie keep throwing stones at her house. Next door, orangutan Willie is struggling to impress females Sarikei and Leia.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 3

    Penguin chick Munch fights for his life when there's disease in the colony. When young male tortoise Football muscles in on 71-year-old Bert's harem, the keepers bring in two Swedish female tortoises.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 4

    Oana the anoa and capybara Lochley both give birth. Tiger mum Kirana's sons are being moved to other zoos to start their own families. Young monkey Rocky won't pay attention to his mum's life lessons.

    Scenes some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 2 Episode 5

    Four of Chester's orangutans go missing. The dominant female meerkat faces a power struggle with her own daughter. Can bull elephant Aung Bo help provide a baby to keep lone youngster Nandita company?

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    The Secret Life of the Zoo at Christmas

    Young orangutan Indah decides to open all of her family's Christmas stockings. There's a Christmas baby in the tapir house. Ten brave keepers have to catch reticulated python Bali for a health check.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 1

    Can mantis Bruce survive mating with deadly Natasha? Rhino couple Beni and Asha are reunited after four years apart. Giant anteater Pedro falls ill. Bald ibis chick Britney is critically underweight.

    Scenes some viewers may find upsettingThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 2

    Young giraffe mum Tula gives birth, while this year's brood of penguin chicks face the ordeal of joining the main pool, where they must compete for fish with the adult penguins

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 3

    The arrival of a new female chimp causes upheaval at the zoo, baby otter Bo goes missing, cheetah mum Kinky Tail is on the operating table, and the meerkats steal the porcupines' food

    Scenes of animal surgeryThis episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 4

    Young elephant Nandita isn't happy when her half-sister is born. Bush dog Franco has got his sister-in-law pregnant. Rhino beetle Sheldon has a damaged wing case; can he impress female beetle Alice?

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 5

    Tapir Jenny, who has two young offspring, falls ill. Can rhino Kifaru, who has arthritic knees, mate with younger, taller and heavier female rhino Malindi? Widowed porcupine Roxy meets a new mate.

    Scenes of surgeryThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 6

    Rare okapi Stomp injures K'Tusha with his horn when he tries to mate with her. Two African painted dogs compete to impress two new females. Plus: turtles and cassowaries.

    With scenes of surgeryThis episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Series 3 Episode 7

    Mr Parsons the chameleon meets a new mate, Daphne from Paris. Young giraffe Murchison faces the great outdoors for the first time. And another baby elephant is born.

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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