A brand new series of The Zoo, proudly
sponsored by EBS, will be returning to your screens on March 28 at 7pm
on RTÉ One
, and there are ten brand new episodes for you to enjoy!
There are amazing new stories, new animals and plenty of new drama
from behind the scenes at Dublin Zoo
Some of this season’s highlights include:
It's been several years since Dublin Zoo has had penguin chicks, but
when a pair of healthy looking eggs are discovered by Eddie and his
team in the penguin habitat, they make the difficult decision to
hand-rear them and help them survive.
Now fully grown, it’s time for the red panda cubs to leave home and
find mates of their own. Susan travels to Fota Wildlife Park in Cork
to help oversee the first introduction to a new mate.
When a California sea lion pup is born mother and pup soon develop a
close bond. Eddie and Garth keep a close eye on them as she introduces
the young sea lion to water for the first time.
A hand-reared gorilla joins the gorilla troop in the Gorilla
Rainforest. It's going to be a long and careful process to have her
introduced successfully to the other western lowland gorillas, but how
will the rest of the troop react to the new arrival?
In the meerkat habitat there's great excitement when new pups are
born, and it isn’t long before they’re learning from their parents.
Alfie the western lowland gorilla has been nursing what seems to be a
sore hand for some time, and without being able to see any improvement
the keepers decide to bring in some high-tech equipment to investigate
Budi the young male elephant is growing bigger and stronger by the
day, but when he begins to get too boisterous with the female
elephants keepers are forced to make some difficult decisions.
Meanwhile, a bull elephant arrives in Dublin Zoo, after a year of
careful preparation by the keepers. The question is, how will the huge
Asian elephant get on with his new herd?
Brendan leaves Dublin Zoo for Borneo, to visit critically endangered
orang-utans in the wild and discovers a whole new world of wildlife on