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Great Escapes

Observational documentary series capturing, in incredible detail, the remarkable behaviour of the animals at Chester Zoo, and their relationships with their keepers

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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A look back at some of Chester Zoo's expert escapologists

First shown: Wed 9 Sep 2020 | 47 mins

Great Escapes

Some of the zoo's animals are happily together forever, including penguins Rudd and Spike

First shown: Wed 2 Sep 2020 | 47 mins

Together Forever

Asian elephant Thi is pregnant with her ninth baby

First shown: Wed 26 Aug 2020 | 47 mins

Extraordinary Births

At the reptile house, the Bermuda skinks have a ferocious approach to mating

First shown: Thu 27 Feb 2020 | 46 mins

Series 9 Episode 3

Chester's hornbills and meerkat Huskie have the baby blues

First shown: Thu 20 Feb 2020 | 47 mins

Series 9 Episode 2

The young male chimps test the pecking order. There's a fish out of water at the aquarium.

First shown: Thu 13 Feb 2020 | 47 mins

Series 9 Episode 1

Youngsters across the zoo are about to have their first Christmas, and there's newbies too

First shown: Wed 11 Dec 2019 | 47 mins

The Secret Life of the Zoo at Christmas

Keepers are keen to breed some baby eastern bongos, an endangered species of antelope

First shown: Wed 4 Dec 2019 | 47 mins

Series 8 Episode 6

Keepers hope there may be a first joey on the way for dusky padamelon Styx

First shown: Wed 27 Nov 2019 | 47 mins

Series 8 Episode 5

A pair of Bactrian camels experience the trauma of separation

First shown: Thu 21 Nov 2019 | 47 mins

Series 8 Episode 4

Asian short-clawed otter pups are developing bald patches. Plus, Caribbean flamingos.

First shown: Thu 14 Nov 2019 | 47 mins

Series 8 Episode 3

Keepers are vigilant of the zoo's Sumatran orangutans

First shown: Thu 7 Nov 2019 | 47 mins

Series 8 Episode 2

Penguins Almond and Walnut go house-hunting, but an intruder is eyeing up their turf

First shown: Thu 31 Oct 2019 | 47 mins

Series 8 Episode 1

An underwater special featuring blind fish, rare amphibians, a frisky penguin and more

First shown: Thu 23 May 2019 | 46 mins

Underwater Special

Jaguars Napo and Goshi aren't breeding. Will training Napo to be more assertive help?

First shown: Thu 21 Feb 2019 | 46 mins

Series 7 Episode 7

Flamingo mum Calypso loses interest in mothering her chick. Three onagers are pregnant.

First shown: Thu 14 Feb 2019 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 6

Bears Lima and Madidi aren't getting on. Two butterflies get drunk on fermented fruit.

First shown: Thu 7 Feb 2019 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 5

When dik dik Kahri becomes a dad, his fight or flight instinct goes into overdrive

First shown: Thu 31 Jan 2019 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 4

Sloth Tina is putting on weight. Is she pregnant? Or just eating too much?

First shown: Tue 22 Jan 2019 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 3

Can adolescent orangutan Tuti prove that she's responsible enough to hold baby Kesuma?

First shown: Tue 15 Jan 2019 | 47 mins

Series 7 Episode 2

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