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Inside Taronga Zoo

Inside Taronga Zoo

In this compelling, access-all-areas documentary series, viewers get an intimate look at just what it takes to run one of the world’s most famous and magnificent zoos. Narrated by Naomi Watts.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Tuesday 7 Jul 2020

    G Zookeepers have noticed that their silverback gorilla, Kibali, has been unwell. To find out what's going on, they must anaesthetise Kibali and transport him to Taronga's wildlife hospital. But giving a nearly 200kg gorilla an injection is not as straightforward as it sounds...

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      • Tuesday 7 Jul 2020

      G Zookeepers have noticed that their silverback gorilla, Kibali, has been unwell. To find out what's going on, they must anaesthetise Kibali and transport him to Taronga's wildlife hospital. But giving a nearly 200kg gorilla an injection is not as straightforward as it sounds...

      • Tuesday 14 Jul 2020

      G Taronga attempts to create history by successfully exporting two platypuses to America. Plus, the staff treat a sick funnel-web - the world's most venomous spider.

      • Tuesday 21 Jul 2020

      PG As the largest bushfires on record devastate Australia, Taronga Zoo vets take the battle to save Australian native wildlife to the front line. Plus, a plucky young goat has a star-studded meet-and-greet tour of the zoo.

      • Tuesday 28 Jul 2020

      G A pregnant ringtail lemur is badly injured in a fight and Taronga's vets have grave concerns for her unborn baby. Plus, Taronga's staff fight to save an entire species from extinction.

      • Tuesday 4 Aug 2020

      G Keepers try to solve the mystery of why Leslie the Andean condor doesn't want to fly. Meanwhile, an orphaned wombat faces a critical situation, as vets discover some very worrying signs in his x-rays.

      • Tuesday 11 Aug 2020

      G The keepers are hoping that a romantic date between sea lions Charlie and Nala will result in a new pup. Meanwhile, vets have the tricky job of treating a 3-metre-long olive python with chronic back pain.

      • Tuesday 18 Aug 2020

      G Taronga staff teach a badly injured owl how to fly again, keepers reign in a very randy red panda, and three chimpanzees are on the hospital operating table in the same day!

      • Tuesday 25 Aug 2020

      G A mysterious virus threatens to wipe out an entire species of snapping turtles. Plus, an injured Fiordland crested penguin arrives from Melbourne Zoo, but will it settle in and call Taronga home?

      • Tuesday 1 Sep 2020

      PG Taronga's Malayan sun bears, Mary and Mr Hobbs, spend some 'alone time' together as keepers hope they will find love and breed. Plus, a baby koala's first ride on mum's back doesn't go according to plan.

      • Tuesday 8 Sep 2020

      G Season Finale: Taronga staff prepare to move three giraffes to a brand-new enclosure. Plus, keepers attempt the tricky business of teaching a very distracted otter to sit still for a medical check-up.