The Zoo

  • 1987
  • 3 Seasons
  • TV-PG

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.

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Fri Sep 20 11:00am
Miracle Cub(Season 2, Episode 8) ANIMAL

The ingenuity of zoo staff is put to the test as they devise a treatment for a newborn snow leopard cub struggling to walk; and a group of surprisingly adorable Rodrigues fruit bats are trained for a big move.

Fri Sep 20 6:00pm
The Tiger's Dance(Season 2, Episode 2) ANIMAL

Keepers struggle to introduce two tigers as mates; a pair of African porcupines require delicate handling; and a pregnancy check on a 3000-pound rhino calls for some highly specialized equipment.

Fri Sep 20 7:00pm
Andre the Baby Goat(Season 3, Episode 3) ANIMAL

A markhor goat gives birth to Andre, the biggest baby of the year. A baby bat requires human care before it can be reintroduced to its colony. Confiscated lizards destined for the pet trade require urgent medical attention.

Sat Sep 21 2:00pm
The Marvelous Mott Mott(Season 3, Episode 1) ANIMAL

Max, a beloved camel, develops a large abscess on the top of his head. An adorable marmot prepares for her first classroom visit as an ambassador animal. And, a peregrine falcon found at the base of skyscraper is bought to the zoo for a health check.

Sat Sep 21 3:00pm
A Sea Lion Pup Grows Up(Season 3, Episode 2) ANIMAL

The staff faces setbacks with a sea lion pup. Later, the bird team supports a curassow chick.

Mon Sep 23 11:00am
A Polar Bear in the City(Season 2, Episode 6) ANIMAL

The last polar bear in New York City is showing his age, so staff make sure he gets all the attention he needs; a trio of red ruffed lemurs prepare for their big debut; a new exhibit is constructed for the hellbender, a giant amphibian with a bad reputatio (more…)

Tue Sep 24 9:00am
The Great Gaur Move(Season 3, Episode 9) ANIMAL

Keepers introduce three gaur, a large, skittish species of cattle, to the rest of the herd. A sickly Sambar fawn is rushed to the health center. And, the bird department excitedly prepares for the arrival of great hornbills.

Tue Sep 24 10:00am
Mending Willow(Season 3, Episode 15) ANIMAL

A team tests the problem solving skills of lions against those of snow leopards; Willow, a young red panda, is having mysterious foot problems; and the bird department anxiously awaits the gender reveal of two new adjutant stork chicks.

Tue Sep 24 11:00am
Bears Will Be Bears(Season 2, Episode 3) ANIMAL

The brown bears keep tearing up their exhibit, leaving zoo staff scrambling for a solution; Armani the aardvark gets treated for a tooth infection, which has dampened her enthuiasm for digging; and a group of burrowing owls prepare to move.

Wed Sep 25 11:00am
Kangaroo Dave(Season 2, Episode 1) ANIMAL

In the Season 2 premiere, a kangaroo suffering from chronic arthritis tries cryotherapy; a large group of rambunctious gharials are trained to patiently wait for their food; and a tiny pygmy marmoset gives birth to an even tinier baby.

Thu Sep 26 9:00am
A Warthog Named Peaches(Season 3, Episode 6) ANIMAL

Peaches, a 2-month-old warthog, charms his keepers while training to become an animal ambassador. A nervous one-horned rhino adjusts to her new exhibit. And Willow, a red panda, shows signs of being pregnant.

Thu Sep 26 10:00am
A Star Is Born(Season 1, Episode 5) ANIMAL

A little blue penguin's birth creates a sensation; a snow leopard's condition baffles the staff; the exhibits team designs a home for a newly arrived blue iguana.

Thu Sep 26 11:00am
Grumpy Cats' New Digs(Season 3, Episode 11) ANIMAL

Iray, a red ruffed lemur, is rushed to the health center when keepers discover a wound on his leg; a new exhibit is built for the Pallas's cats, the original grumpy cats; and seven adorable baby turtles join the zoo's colony of an endangered species.

Fri Sep 27 11:00am
Slow Loris Romance(Season 2, Episode 5) ANIMAL

Lorises have a tiny window for breeding, so staff anxiously help a potential pair connect. The veterinary team develops groundbreaking techniques to treat the stoic pigeons. An okapi with a limp gets a helping hand.

Fri Sep 27 6:00pm
Moving Day(Season 1, Episode 4) ANIMAL

A male sea lion is in a rut, so the staff must move the younger ones before he becomes territorial; a flamingo has a broken ankle; feeding a rock python presents a challenge.

Fri Sep 27 7:00pm
Handle With Care(Season 1, Episode 2) ANIMAL

A tomistoma, or freshwater crocodile, stops laying eggs; a baby antelope must be rescued when it's not getting the necessary care from its mother; Mert the goose takes a field trip.

Mon Sep 30 11:00am
An Elephant's Trust(Season 2, Episode 4) ANIMAL

Current affairs are presented.

Tue Oct 1 9:00am
Love Shack(Season 1, Episode 6) ANIMAL

An elaborate hut is built for a pair of kiwis to breed; a king cobra arrives at the zoo, but it's not easy training it to move from the exhibit to a holding pen.

Tue Oct 1 10:00am
Higher Purpose(Season 1, Episode 1) ANIMAL

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.

Tue Oct 1 11:00am
Training Dragons(Season 2, Episode 9) ANIMAL

The squirrel monkeys play hard-to-get with the Children's Zoo's keepers; a pair of Komodo dragons meet for the first time, with explosive results; and the Inca terns prepare for their first big flight.

Wed Oct 2 11:00am
The Eagle Has Landed(Season 2, Episode 7) ANIMAL

A pregnant African wild dog has the staff anxiously preparing for the big day; zoo director Jim Breheny steps in to help a keeper learn how to handle a golden eagle; a new tree in Jungle World gives the gibbons a new world to explore.

Thu Oct 3 9:00am
Walk on the Wild Side(Season 1, Episode 3) ANIMAL

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 (more…)

Thu Oct 3 10:00am
Baby Bunnies, Big World(Season 3, Episode 5) ANIMAL

Crate training Nikita the Amur tiger for her move to Washington, DC proves challenging. An endangered Chinese alligator shows signs of being pregnant. And, staff prepare to release rare New England cottontail rabbits into the wild.

Thu Oct 3 11:00am
The Tiger's Dance(Season 2, Episode 2) ANIMAL

Keepers struggle to introduce two tigers as mates; a pair of African porcupines require delicate handling; and a pregnancy check on a 3000-pound rhino calls for some highly specialized equipment.

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