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Series exploring life behind the scenes at Longleat Estate and Safari Park.
Love blossoms in the park, but Cupid's bow doesn't always hit the right spot. A bromance between two young giraffe calves takes a dark turn when over-grooming leads to life-threatening blood clot. The vets are forced to step in, but will little Shrimp survive the anaesthetic that one in ten giraffes never come around from? Kevin the secretary bird awaits the arrival of his new ladyfriend, but will these birds flock together or will feathers fly? Jean Johannsson helps to give one of the park's legendary rock stars a manicure, and penguin keeper Kel turns detective when an egg is found smashed at the bottom of the pool. The culprit is unknown, but a bolshie new arrival is the prime suspect.
A new era begins for Mark Tye and his team they welcome two youngsters to their existing gorilla colony. But how will these adolescent boys fair leaving their family groups for the very first time, and will they be accepted by the ruling silverback Kesho and his two brothers? Navigating the introduction of these complex individuals is the greatest challenge yet for the gorilla team. Another new arrival is ruffling feathers in the east African reserve as Haggis the ostrich gives the patrol team the run-around. But could her naughty behaviour be down to a need to breed? Meanwhile, Jean Johansson helps to feed one of the most deadly animals in the park an egg and finds out just how high a tiger will jump for its dinner. Ben catches up with Viscountess Weymouth to find out how Newt the abandoned wallaby joey and his surrogate mum, Gemma, are doing.
This episode explores the impact of alpha animals around the park, kicking off with the arrival of a hot new zebra stallion. But will he be able to tame an unruly herd of eight fiercely territorial females? And what will towering giraffe bull Thorn make of this new stud stepping on to his turf? The cheetah family face yet more turmoil as the whole breeding group looks to be in jeopardy now the life of dad Carl hangs in the balance. A suspicious lump on his leg needs to be investigated, but with Carl's life nearing its latter days, an anaesthetic comes with great risk. Kate meets Buster the sea lion, and the lions face their mortal enemy as Jean and Caleb give them a true call of the wild.
Kate Humble and Ben Fogle embark on the final episode in this series of summer specials at Longleat Safari Park. There is huge excitement amongst the carnivore team as it seems the European wolves, captured mating earlier in the series, have given birth to pups. But wolves are notoriously secretive, so keeping an eye on these new arrivals is far from easy. When first-time dad Django oversteps his parenting role, the keepers have no way of knowing if an injured pup has survived. Ben joins the team as it takes an extremely rare opportunity to enter the wolves' den to check the health of their new brood. Meanwhile, the hoofstock team are on a mission to toughen up their Wiltshire-raised giraffe by introducing a thorny feeder inspired by a trip to Africa, but will these gentle giants be spooked by this new invention? Jean Johansson helps to get Newt the abandoned wallaby joey working out before a spot of weight training with a pair of cotton-topped tamarins.
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