Summer Special 2019
There’s trouble brewing in Wolf Wood as Meg, one of the six-year-old pups, is being badly bullied. Ben Fogle and Kate Humble discover how seriously she’s been injured as the pack of European greys turn on her. Her wounds need urgent treatment and, as she’s put into isolation, keepers face a grim dilemma as Meg’s fate hangs in the balance.
Ben meets his old nemesis Rio the cockatoo. The two have never quite seen eye to eye, and loveable Rio’s antics are as outrageous as ever. But might Ben’s latest mission to win over the tearaway teenager bring Rio onside, or is that just too big a hope?
Kate finds out why Longleat visitors might unwittingly be endangering the mischievious macaques. It's a rite of passage to have these little monkeys take a ride on your car. But there’s a real risk to their health, and if you leave your windows open, beware. In a special stunt, Kate discovers just what havoc they can wreak.
When it comes to bites, it’s not just the monkeys who can pack a punch. The meerkats have a fearsome nip, especially when they need a dose of medicine. But the keepers have got to catch these notorious escape artists first.
And Jean Johansson is opening a beauty salon as she helps to give the guinea pigs a summer makeover, and she also discovers why the praying mantis is the black belt of the insect world. Show less