Operation Wild (2015)

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Operation Wild is a series that is informational and entertaining, and it is all about the wild. It's a television show that showcases the impact that veterinarian teams moves all over the world to improve the health of the wild animals. Nature should always be taken care of, and this particular show is precisely meant to enlighten the public about the wild nature.

The veterinarians are always on the move from one animal habitat in different countries to other places so that they can offer their expertise on the animals. It is interesting to watch how animals are captured, medical analysis done to them and then released to their habitats. The teams are brave, experienced, and they have been able to offer medical assistance to most wild animals in the wild. Some of the wild animals include elephants, rhinos, lions, monkeys, chimpanzees, pandas, giraffes, bears, tortoises among others.

The most fascinating aspect of the TV show is the fact that the way animals are taken care of is much more like the way human beings are treated. They offer surgeries to animals, therapies and also close monitoring of the animals after the treatments. Most of the animals that have been treated by the teams get better.

PBS
1 Season, 3 Episodes
July 1, 2015
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Clare Balding As Herself Steve Leonard As Himself
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Operation Wild (2015)
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Operation Wild (2015) Full Episode Guide

  • Witness keyhole surgery on a giant tortoise and extreme dentistry on a five-ton elephant. Find out if a remarkable invention can help a dolphin swim again.

  • Clare is with a team in South Africa who are attempting to help a rhino who was attacked by poachers for her horn. She also makes her way to Borneo where world leading Orangutan expert Dr Birute Galdikass looks after ill and injured orangutans before releasing them back into the wild. Steve pays a visit to Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago to learn how human heart technology is being used to help chimpanzees.

  • Clare Balding makes her way to the Wolong Giant Panda Base in South West China where vets are using high-tech animal medicine in an effort to save the species. In Cameroon, West Africa, a gorilla called Shufai, was shot in the arm when he was just a baby. Shufai nearly died but his life was saved by Rachel Hogan, who runs a primate sanctuary. In Okinawa Clare joins a vet, Dr Keiichi Ueda who's comes up with a way to give manta rays ultra-sound scans underwater. Steve Leonard travels to India for an ancient kite festival that has unintended consequences on the wildlife.