The complete guide by MSN. The keepers make gifts for the animals. The keepers think that pregnant elephant Thi is three months overdue, The keepers struggle to transport a suspicious warthog and a giraffe, Spider monkey Kiara seems to want to hang out with friends rather than look after her baby. The Secret Life of the Zoo (C4, 8pm) CHESTER Zoo is Britain’s most popular zoo hosting 1.6 million visitors every year, but few ever see the world explored in this major new Channel 4 series. Plus, Caribbean flamingos. Giraffe Orla is due to give birth. Marmoset Audrey has to carry her babies everywhere. Or just eating too much? Sloth Tina has been giving her partner Rico a hard time. Young tapir Solo is moving to a new zoo. Plus: a fussy French crocodile, turtle love and penguins. The Secret Life of the Zoo at Christmas 2017, Chester's male lemurs' peaceful life is turned upside down by a female arrival. Many of us are ambivalent about zoos and the morality of keeping animals penned up for humans’ entertainment. “I’m passionate about aardvarks. After beckoning Boris over to a door, Boris handed over the moorhen to Niall and was rewarded with some bread. Elephant Thi is expecting a baby. Louise Minchin and Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams were among those who took to Twitter to praise the programme after last night’s episode. Bears Lima and Madidi aren't getting on. Stream 1500 shows without ads. Watch The Secret Life of the Zoo season 1 episode 4 online. In last night’s episode, Boris the chimpanzee took a moorhen hostage and it was up to Niall the veteran keeper – who has a long-term friendly bond with Boris, having known him since the chimp arrived at Chester Zoo in the late 1960s – to save the day. The Zoo. Keeper Niall attempts to negotiate with eldest chimp Boris for its return, but Boris is wary of dominant male Dylan stealing his reward, and plays hardball with Niall. This show may go some way toward easing their fears, for Chester’s animals are obviously well cared for and covered by strict welfare codes, and the zoo takes an active part in conservation and education programmes designed to prevent species from becoming extinct. Baby otter Bo goes missing. As far as Kirsten is concerned, working in a zoo is the only job she wanted after leaving school eight years ago. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. The Secret Life of the Zoo, which is now into its fifth week, is one of Channel 4’s top-rated shows, regularly pulling in viewing figures of 2.5m. Keepers are vigilant of the zoo's Sumatran orangutans, Penguins Almond and Walnut go house-hunting, but an intruder is eyeing up their turf, An underwater special featuring blind fish, rare amphibians, a frisky penguin and more. Find out more about some of everyone's favourites, including Rud and Spike the penguins. “We might not have goshawks, but we do have buzzards and red kites in the UK, and meerkats are always on the lookout for those as well as helicopters and planes.”. There's a fish out of water at the aquarium. After an unsuccessful attempt at breeding, on closer inspection it turned out that one of the turtles which had previously been sexed as female was actually a male after all. This week’s biggest drama is the birth of the elephant calf, which causes some jostling for position within the herd. I’m glad this series will show people that they’re really active at night, snuffling around and digging. Bush dog Franco has got his sister-in-law pregnant. Proud mum Thi Hi Way with her one-week-old calf, Nandita, Zookeeper Kirsten Wicks with the mischievous meerkats, Sir David Attenborough: 'The drive and inventiveness of animals is breathtaking', Mum's the word: New ITV documentary to follow expectant animals into parenthood, Natural wonder: Documentary series captures greatest animal gathering on earth, WATCH: David Attenborough on the Great Barrier Reef.

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