The Zoo

The Zoo

  • Seasons:
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
The Zoo takes audiences on a first-ever, in-depth look behind the scenes at the Bronx Zoo, a New York institution and global leader in animal care and species conservation. With full access to the Bronx Zoo’s 265-acre campus, Animal Planet shines a light on a wondrous world of more than 6,000 animals and the 500-plus people dedicated to their care and well-being.
The Zoo takes audiences on a first-ever, in-depth look behind the scenes at the Bronx Zoo, a New York institution and global leader in animal care and species conservation. With full access to the Bronx Zoo’s 265-acre campus, Animal Planet shines a light on a wondrous world of more than 6,000 animals and the 500-plus people dedicated to their care and well-being.

Season 1 (8 episodes)

  • 1. Higher Purpose

    Original air date: 02/18/2017 Runtime: 40:20 min.

    Original air date: 02/18/2017 Runtime: 40:20 min. Ntondo the silverback gorilla becomes diagnosed with glaucoma and staff devise strategy to keep him comfortable; two keeper-raised Malayan tiger cubs prepare for their introduction to exhibit at Tiger Mountain; two endangered maleo birds form a bond.

  • 2. Handle With Care

    Original air date: 02/25/2017 Runtime: 41:49 min.

    Original air date: 02/25/2017 Runtime: 41:49 min. A tomistoma, a freshwater crocodilian, stops laying eggs and a team of keepers scrambles to treat her; the veterinary team has to rescue a baby antelope that isn't getting the care it needs from its mother; Mert the Goose takes a field trip.

  • 3. Walk on the Wild Side

    Original air date: 03/04/2017 Runtime: 41:50 min.

    Original air date: 03/04/2017 Runtime: 41:50 min. The future of the American Bison depends on a high-stakes race across the country. The reptile staff have their hands full with a diamond rattlesnake that needs to be medicated orally. And a pair of cheetahs are trained to walk the grounds of the zoo.

  • 4. Moving Day

    Original air date: 03/11/2017 Runtime: 40:35 min.

    Original air date: 03/11/2017 Runtime: 40:35 min. The Zoo's huge male sea lion is in rut, and staff need to move the younger males before he becomes territorial; the veterinary team come up with a solution to repair Dinky the Flamingo's broken ankle; feeding a rock python proves challenging.

  • 5. A Star is Born

    Original air date: 03/18/2017 Runtime: 41:50 min.

    Original air date: 03/18/2017 Runtime: 41:50 min. The birth of a little blue penguin becomes causes a sensation at the Bronx Zoo. The veterinary team scrambles to figure out what is wrong with Snowball, a snow leopard. And the exhibits team designs an exhibit for the newly arrived blue iguana.

  • 6. Love Shack

    Original air date: 03/25/2017 Runtime: 41:50 min.

    Original air date: 03/25/2017 Runtime: 41:50 min. To help love bloom between two kiwis, zoo staff build an elaborate hut into which they introduce a pair of potential mates. And, when a King Cobra arrives at the zoo, keepers have their hands full training him to move from the exhibit to a holding pen.

  • 7. Birds and the Bees

    Original air date: 04/01/2017 Runtime: 41:50 min.

    Original air date: 04/01/2017 Runtime: 41:50 min. Leo, a snow leopard rescued from Pakistan, is having trouble eating because of a broken canine. The bird department work feverishly to restore a beehive for the bee-eater birds. And Ambassador Center staff work with an adorable Fennex fox named Charlie.

  • 8. Back to Africa

    Original air date: 04/08/2017 Runtime: 41:06 min.

    Original air date: 04/08/2017 Runtime: 41:06 min. Zoo staff make the journey to east Africa to return to the wild thousands of toads they helped rescue from extinction. Utu, the test-pilot giraffe, tries out a new piece of equipment. And the bird department works to save the lives of millions of birds.