A journey to eastern Africa is undertaken to return thousands of toads to the wild that were rescued from extinction. Also: A giraffe tries out a new piece of equipment; the avian department works to save the lives of millions of birds.
A snow leopard named Leo that was rescued from Pakistan has trouble eating because of a broken tooth; the bird department works fast to restore a beehive; a fennec fox gets extra attention from the Ambassador Center staff.
The zoo's conservation work with American bison involves an embryo transfer program between two herds thousands of miles apart. Meanwhile, a diamondback rattlesnake fighting an infection requires oral medication; and the Ambassador Center staff trains two cheetahs to stroll comfortably among humans on the grounds.
A behind-the-scenes look at the Bronx Zoo begins with two tiger cubs getting ready to move to the adult enclosure; and a silverback gorilla receiving treatment for glaucoma. Also: a zookeeper plays matchmaker for an unusual pair of birds.
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Premiered: March 19, 1987
Premise: A behind-the-scenes look at the Bronx Zoo focuses on its thousands of animals, hundreds of employees and mission to conserve wildlife around the world.