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Secrets of the Zoo goes behind the scenes at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio, one of the largest and most popular zoos in the country. In this one-hour series, veterinarian extraordinaire Dr. Priya Bapodra and the zoo staff provide medical care to animals, recover and rehabilitate rescued animals, work to preserve endangered species, and educate the public through its animal ambassador program.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Nat Geo Wild
1 Season, 25 Episodes
July 29, 2018
Documentary & Biography, Reality
8.5/10
Cast: Mocean Melvin
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Secrets of the Zoo Full Episode Guide

  • Iconic Australian animal arrivals make quite an impression with their unexpected screeching. Also, a rare mountain goat birth is observed as keepers hike and crawl over fences and bushes to bear witness. Separately, 10 deer fawn babies are born.

  • A chimpanzee is given a whole new lease on life under the care of the zoo vets, while a beaver has a gigantic tooth problem.

  • Staff members at Columbus Zoo and The Wilds are counting down the days until spring.

  • An aging nanny goat fights for its life and a pregnant rhino prepares to give birth.

  • An Asian takin calf hangs on for dear life; a very grumpy tiger arrives at the zoo.

  • A litter of orphaned wild dogs seeks acceptance from the pack leader, and a 44-year-old orangutan has a birthday bash.

  • A 600-pound manatee named Agua is released back into the wild after years at the zoo.

  • Phoebe the elephant goes into labor; Aurora the polar bear gets a root canal.

  • A mandrill named Tatu has keepers on edge in a life-or-death struggle, and Cedric the Anaconda goes on a hunger strike for three months.

  • A silverback Gorilla named Oliver gets his annual exam, and baby pronghorns meet their adult roommates for the first time. Keepers try to figure out why Gobi the Bactrian Camel has been mysteriously gaining weight, and a Serval cat named Kenya gets stage fright when she performs in Jungle Jack Hanna's anniversary show.

  • A bonobo's exam gets off to a rocky start; a Bactrian deer needs medical attention.

  • A tiny loris goes in for a CT scan; Febreze the skunk sees a heart specialist.

  • The staff throws a polar bear "bon voyage" party celebrating their polar bears Neva and Amelia Gray before they head off to the Maryland Zoo. Priya gets to work with her husband on a shark exam. Brie the kangaroo visits the dentist, and an unlikely friendship is formed at the Wilds between Albert the baby takin and Elmur Fudd the baby camel.

  • A sloth bear with lung issues and a gator breaking out of restraints are featured.

  • Everyone at the zoo is waiting for the birth of Zuri's baby, which will be the first giraffe birth at the Columbus Zoo in more than twenty years.

  • The staff at the Columbus Zoo can hardly contain themselves as they prepare to make a home for an orphaned baby gorilla.

  • Barry, a penguin stuck in molt for almost a year, has hopefully seen the last of his bad-hair days, and the zoo welcomes their newest veterinarian.

  • The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium makes room for three adorable new cheetah cubs, who capture the hearts of Dr. Priya and Suzi.

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