7:30pm – Monday, May 10 on Seven
A very special elephant is about to give birth, an orang-utan needs treatment for eye trouble and zoo staff are called in to catch a venomous snake on the loose in a house, this week on THE ZOO.
At Melbourne Zoo, Dookoon is due to give birth any day now but with the baby facing the wrong way there are fears keepers may have to intervene. She is Australia’s first elephant born from artificial insemination.
Perth Zoo’s 33-year-old orang-utan Hsing Hsing (Sing Sing) gets a visit from an eye specialist who usually treats humans as a last ditch effort to help her.
A petrified husband at a house near Victoria’s Healesville Sanctuary is hoping keepers can find and catch a venomous snake which is making itself at home.
And at Taronga Park Zoo, a breeding program is in place to build on the one remaining Little Penguin colony in NSW. These cute creatures find the going tough in the wild, but is breeding them any easier.
Presented and narrated by MELISSA DOYLE, THE ZOO follows behind the scenes action at Australia’s top zoos.