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

Memorable moments from Chester Zoo, as a pair of Malayan sun bears need help with mating; and an elderly chameleon gets a new lease of life when he's matched with a pair of lively females

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An elderly chameleon gets a boost when matched with a pair of lively females

Sat 6 Nov, 3.15pm | 47 mins

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As two rat snakes meet, will they mate or will one eat the other for dinner?

First shown: Tue 7 Sep 2021 | 46 mins

Series 10 Episode 6

Chester Zoo's super-rare pink pigeons need to stop arguing and start mating

First shown: Tue 31 Aug 2021 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 5

The crocodiles need a blood test. But who wants to stick a needle in a dangerous reptile?

First shown: Tue 24 Aug 2021 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 4

A look back at some memorable moments including chimps in a power struggle

First shown: Sun 22 Aug 2021 | 47 mins

Power Play

Chester Zoo's alpha male lion is having a crisis of confidence

First shown: Tue 17 Aug 2021 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 3

A giant otter's hogging the food while a turtle's gone off his dinner

First shown: Tue 10 Aug 2021 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 2

A hyacinth macaw called James Bond loses his mate and also has to quarantine

First shown: Tue 10 Aug 2021 | 47 mins

Series 10 Episode 1

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

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