The Secret Life of the Zoo

The Secret Life of the Zoo takes a look behind the scenes of Chester Zoo. Using a range of filming techniques, including micro-rigs to capture close up animal behaviour, it will explore what the animals get up to, as well as their relationships with the keepers.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom Channel 4 (2016 - now)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature

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Episode 10

Episode 4x10; Jan 23, 2018

It's nightfall at Chester and the zoo's 800 nocturnal inhabitants start to wake up. Aardvark Koos is showing a potentially romantic interest in his sister Himba, but the zoo needs to ensure that their animals are breeding from the right genetic pool.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
4x10: Episode 10Jan 23, 2018
4x09: Episode 9Jan 16, 2018
4x08: Episode 8Jan 9, 2018
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