Zoo Days

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  • 2007
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.4  (28)

Entertaining wildlife series following the engaging characters, both animal and human, at two of Britain's largest zoos: Chester and Colchester. With incredible access behind-the-scenes, the programmes provide a mix of excitement, jeopardy and fun.

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Episode 20
20. Episode 20
July 9, 2009
The vets anaesthetise Rajang the orangutan for his move to a new home. Despite months of preparation, the keepers are still not sure if he will survive. Meanwhile, there is news at the aardvark house, and Katavi undergoes tests to decide her fate.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
July 8, 2009
Zola the African elephant rejoins the females after eight months away. At the Orang-utan house, the team prepares for a life-or-death procedure. Elsewhere, an upsetting discovery leaves big questions over Katavi's future.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
July 7, 2009
The team at Colchester Zoo moves a group of squirrel monkeys into a new enclosure, but a shocking attack leads to a dash for the animal hospital.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
July 6, 2009
An emergency round-up operation begins when Piora the tamarin escapes. Meanwhile, the keepers are forced to step in to save the life of a crowned crane chick, before taking part in an unusual naming ceremony for one of the zoo's newest arrivals.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
July 5, 2009
Keepers at Colchester Zoo try to catch a penguin in desperate need of medical attention and curator Sarah feeds hand-reared cheetah cub Katavi. Plus, a new arrival at the reindeer enclosure gives everyone a workout.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
July 2, 2009
Konnie Huq takes us behind the scenes at Colchester Zoo, introducing us to more amazing animals and the dedicated keepers who look after them.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
July 1, 2009
The keepers at Colchester Zoo prepare a new sea lion display for the summer season, but the animals seem unwilling to co-operate during the rehearsals.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
June 30, 2009
An army of keepers is required to vaccinate an entire section of the zoo, but it will not be an easy task. Elsewhere, night cameras are installed to capture fascinating footage of one of Colchester's most elusive characters.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
June 29, 2009
The keepers at Colchester Zoo are faced with an emergency when a rare cat has a seizure. Meanwhile, the crocodile are given special training, and the cheetahs are encouraged to play with an unusual ball of wool.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
June 28, 2009
A giant African spurred tortoise has an operation to treat a leg problem, hand-reared cheetah cub Katavi accompanies Colchester Zoo director Anthony to work and the elephants are given an enormous ice lolly.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
June 25, 2009
The keepers enjoy a late Christmas celebration following the arrival of Chaos the reindeer. Katavi the hand reared cheetah cub meets zoo director Anthony Tropeano's dogs, while rare Amur tigers Igor and Anoushka take on staff in a tug of war.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
June 24, 2009
The keepers at Colchester Zoo discover whether all the hard work of the artificial insemination programme has paid off when white rhino Cynthia undergoes a pregnancy test.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
June 23, 2009
Documentary series based at Colchester Zoo presented by Konnie Huq.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
June 22, 2009
Konnie catches up with Katavi the hand-reared cheetah cub as he takes his first steps outdoors. Elsewhere, new arrival Century the giraffe faces his biggest challenge yet when he comes face to face with Colchester's rhinos.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
June 21, 2009
The meerkats start their week with a hearty breakfast of boiled eggs. The keepers join Babyface the harbour seal in his pool when a filter becomes blocked, and senior keeper Kelly discovers that Tallulah the timber wolf has given birth to six cubs.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
June 18, 2009
The keepers hope female white rhino Cynthia will be the first in the UK to have a baby through artificial insemination.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
June 17, 2009
The keepers deal with a mangabey monkey called Sputnik, whose bullying behaviour resulted in a group of mongooses being ousted from his enclosure before he then turned on his own troop.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
June 16, 2009
Rare African hunting dog Depti leaves Colchester Zoo to begin a new life abroad, and the mood turns understandably tense as the keepers get to grips with a giant anteater, a species so strong that in the past it has been known to kill zoo keepers.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
June 15, 2009
Colchester Zoo director Anthony Tropeano voices his concerns about a cheetah cub he is rearing by hand.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
June 14, 2009
Director of Colchester Zoo Anthony Tropeano gives round-the-clock care to a newborn cheetah cub that has been abandoned by its mother, and the marine mammal keepers clean the windows of the sea lion enclosure.

Entertaining wildlife series following the engaging characters, both animal and human, at two of Britain's largest zoos: Chester and Colchester. With incredible access behind-the-scenes, the programmes provide a mix of excitement, jeopardy and fun.

  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (28)