WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2018
A Blast! Films production for Channel 4 Television
Alex Sutherland / Tanya Winston
Alistair Pegg / Edmund Coulthard
The Secret Life Of The Zoo returns to Channel 4 Television, with more cameras in parts of Chester Zoo that visitors never see, revealing the private lives of animals as never before.
In this first episode of the sixth series, 37-year-old female elephant, Thi - the head of the herd - is pregnant with her ninth baby. Elephant pregnancies usually last 22 months but keepers believe that Thi is now three months overdue! The risks for Thi and her unborn calf are growing by the day.
Meanwhile, male clownfish, Polo, gets injured while fighting with the other males for the attentions of dominant female Rosie. But clownfish have the amazing ability to change gender, and Polo's recovery time away from the rest of the group leads to unexpected consequences.
A young giant anteater, Oso, arrives at Chester Zoo as a new partner for widowed older female Bliss. But anteater first dates are far from straightforward.
And rampant male Rothschild's giraffe, Meru, causes a stir in Chester Zoo's endangered giraffe herd as he relentlessly chases the females.