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: Wednesdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature

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Episode 6

Episode 5x06; May 23, 2018

The keepers struggle to transport a suspicious warthog and a giraffe. Caiman lizard Gary keeps diving into the pool headfirst, even when it's empty. A baby gibbon is a passion killer for its parents.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
5x06: Episode 6May 23, 2018
5x05: Episode 5May 16, 2018
5x04: Episode 4May 9, 2018
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