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Chester Zoo is Britain’s most popular zoo hosting 1.4 million visitors every year. But few visitors ever see the world explored in this new series. Using a range of filming techniques, including a micro-rig to capture animal behavior close up, The Secret Life of the Zoo will take viewers behind the scenes –capturing in intimate detail both the remarkable behavior of the animals and their close relationships with their keepers. 

From a giraffe baby dropping six feet through the air as it’s born -to tigers moving house -to a pregnant viper being x-rayed, the series will present these spectacular rites of passage in the lives of rare animals as never before.

The series will also document not only the huge logistical operation required behind the scenes to keep 12,500 animals from 450 species fed, watered and happy but explore how the zoo has achieved breakthroughs in breeding rare and endangered species in captivity.