Next Episode of The Zoo is
Season 5 / Episode 12 and airs on 12 December 2021 02:00
The first-ever series to go behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo, The Zoo shares an unscripted look at the knowledge and diverse skills needed to operate a zoo. It focuses on the level of care given to the animals, the bond that exists between the animals and the staff, and how the higher purpose of zoos and aquariums is conservation of species in the wild.
Nadia the Malayan tiger tests positive for COVID-19; American Bison calf L2 requires medical intervention to correct a birth defect; first-time Canadian Lynx mom Daisy introduces her cubs to the public exhibit; senior exhibit artists pour months of blood, sweat and tears into a larger, more realistic exhibit for endangered Ethiopian Mountain Vipers.
A keel-billed toucan confiscated from smugglers begins a new life at the zoo. Meanwhile, Troody the young red kangaroo has big shoes to fill, a herd of Bactrian fawns prepares to go on exhibit, and the gorillas enjoy a new form of entertainment.
Rescued harbor seal pup Sydney finds a new family at the New York Aquarium. Zoo staff are challenged when skittish Amur tiger Aurora struggles to adjust to her new home, and a hand-raised red bird-of-paradise chick is reunited with its siblings.
A gorilla must undergo a critical root canal to fix his tooth problem. A red-crested turaco chick fledges the nest, and a pair of puma cubs travel to their new home at the Queens Zoo. Meanwhile, a warthog is trained to receive vaccines with ease.
When Kip the young silver langur falls ill, he must be nursed back to health. Cora the white-naped crane chick is relocated and introduced to her potential mate, giraffes Jigsaw and Zizi are paired for breeding, and mini donkey Big Man gets a new toy.
When Matthew the feisty camel develops a tooth issue, the zoo staff is determined to treat him. Ivy the babirusa is expecting for the very first time, and one keeper builds a bond with a Magellanic penguin chick reluctant to be hand-fed.
The zoo staff work to build a relationship between a pair of Asian elephants with very different personalities. Vets treat an ocellated turkey chick's foot condition, and Isabella the North American beaver undergoes a tooth trim.
After a long road to recovery, a golden eagle is ready for his debut at the Eagle Aviary exhibit. When a fennec fox is diagnosed with rare heart condition and sees little improvement, his future hangs in the balance.
At the zoo and the New York Aquarium, bull sea lions Clyde and Tacoma trade places to meet a new set of girlfriends. Sifaka lemurs Gemina and Andri form a new breeding pair to help their species, and beloved red river hog Vanessa must undergo eye surgery.
The zoo's lone tree kangaroo is getting a mate, and the staff is hopeful for a new generation. After months of quarantine, it's moving day for a pair of Mang Mountain pit vipers, and African spoonbill chick Sterling shares a special bond with his keeper.
The zoo welcomes Edward the bat-eared fox as its newest ambassador animal. Amani the aardvark undergoes dental surgery, and the pelican flock gets a new winter home. Later, a snow day means playtime for the animals and hard work for the zoo staff.
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