7:30pm – Tuesday, June 30 on Seven
This week on THE ZOO, a potentially deadly hyena birth is caught on camera; Melbourne Zoo’s favourite giraffe faces a medical mystery; a penguin is caught hook, line and sinker; and a baby quokka faces life as an orphan.
The much misunderstood spotted hyena is about to give birth at Monarto Zoo in South Australia. For the first time, it will be captured on camera as mum, Kigali, produces young with a full set of teeth and claws! There’s a chance the cubs will battle it out, with only one left strong enough to survive.
Keepers at Melbourne Zoo are faced with a medical mystery. One of their favourite residents, Makulu the 18-year-old male giraffe, has been bleeding in his urine and it seems to be getting worse. Unsure of the cause, a team of specialists have been called in to try and save Makulu.
A quokka baby is rescued from her mum’s pouch when her mother is too sick to look after her. Now, Taronga Zoo keeper Sam Elton must raise little Poppy-Lou until she’s grown up.
At the Taronga Wildlife Hospital, vets treat a little penguin with fishing line wounds to his leg. But the wounds may just be the start of a much bigger problem.
Presented and narrated by MELISSA DOYLE, THE ZOO follows behind the scenes action at Australia’s top zoos.