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Summer 2021: Episode 15

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 15

Thorn the giraffe is an elder statesman of the park and has a reputation for a fiery temper and grumpy demeanour. But as animals get older, they come to rely on their keepers mo ...

03-06-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 14

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 14

One of the park’s favourite couples, armadillos Preston and Polly are due to be reunited to have another litter, but there’s a problem. Last year, Preston piled on t ...

02-06-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 13

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 13

Today, aggression between the koalas is threatening the success of the park's breeding programme. It has been a year since the keepers started to notice mating behaviour in ...

01-06-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 12

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 12

Today, the threat of a deadly disease forces the keepers to take action. Like many of the park’s animals, the ankole cattle have to be checked for tuberculosis, which is a ...

31-05-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 11

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 11

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle are back at Longleat Safari Park with the latest stories of the wonderful exotic creatures that call it home. \n\nToday, an update on Willow the baby a ...

30-05-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 10

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 10

It’s the tenth anniversary of the arrival of rescue elephant Anne, who spent most of her life in the circus. Kate and Ben find out how the keepers keep one of Europe&rsquo ...

27-05-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 9

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 9

The keepers make an exciting discovery in the emu barn - a clutch of eggs. Could the park finally get its first emu chick? The male emu is supposed to sit on the eggs, but so fa ...

26-05-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 8

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 8

The lives of the park’s rock hyrax babies hang in the balance as their mum is taken to the vets for an urgent medical investigation. The keepers have spotted worrying lump ...

25-05-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 7

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 7

There’s a mystery arrival at the park who is changing the landscape in Wiltshire. There are tell-tale signs by the lake: felled trees, gnawed branches and changed waterway ...

24-05-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 6

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 6

Up at the safari drive-through, keepers have discovered worrying lumps on the stomach of Olivia, one of the Grant’s zebras. They fear they could be tumours, so the vets wa ...

23-05-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 5

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 5

Dave the wolf has been suffering from a mysterious illness, and the keepers have to make a tough decision. He was born 13 years ago at the park and was an unabashed troublemaker ...

20-05-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 4

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 4

Longleat's keepers have to be ready for anything in the park, and today they have a challenge on their hands when one of their residents goes missing. While doing the morni ...

19-05-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 3

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 3

Growing up is hard to do, especially if you’re a tiger. The park’s young male tiger, Rusty, is being far from charming. His rough pawing and attention seeking are ra ...

18-05-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 2

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 2

The lives of a mother and her tiny baby hang in the balance when a birth goes dramatically wrong. The park has been trying to grow their herd of pygmy goats, so were thrilled to ...

17-05-2022

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Summer 2021: Episode 1

Animal Park - Summer 2021: Episode 1

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle return to Longleat Safari Park for another sun-drenched summer series following the extraordinary lives of the exotic animals and the keepers committed ...

16-05-2022

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Christmas 2020: Episode 5

Animal Park - Christmas 2020: Episode 5

There’s a huge boost to the breeding programme as an anteater gives birth in the run-up to Christmas - and it has all been caught on camera. The Eland herd has grown faste ...

23-12-2021

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Christmas 2020: Episode 4

Animal Park - Christmas 2020: Episode 4

The lions' much-loved climbing frame has collapsed. As the team go in search of a tree trunk that can serve as a giant scratching post, Kate and Ben learn how the park' ...

23-12-2021

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Christmas 2020: Episode 3

Animal Park - Christmas 2020: Episode 3

One of the aardvarks has kept her pregnancy very private and delivers a surprise baby. A pair of porcupines are having trouble eating and need to be checked by a vet, but first ...

22-12-2021

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Christmas 2020: Episode 2

Animal Park - Christmas 2020: Episode 2

As Christmas approaches, will there be love, actually, for fennec fox Anthony? He has been single and ready to mingle for a while, and all his Christmases have come at once with ...

21-12-2021

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Christmas 2020: Episode 1

Animal Park - Christmas 2020: Episode 1

At Longleat Safari Park, the keepers are working hard to get the animals ready for winter. Joy spreads across the park as the keepers welcome some early Christmas presents - lot ...

20-12-2021

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Christmas Special: Episode 5

Animal Park - Christmas Special: Episode 5

It’s nearly Christmas and, for the very first time, in a special week of programmes, Animal Park is heading to Longleat Safari Park for the festive season! Kate Humble and ...

17-12-2021

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Christmas Special: Episode 4

Animal Park - Christmas Special: Episode 4

It’s all change for some of the furriest mammals at the park as the keepers race to get them into their new home in time for Christmas. While the builders are converting a ...

16-12-2021

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Christmas Special: Episode 3

Animal Park - Christmas Special: Episode 3

Winter is drawing in, and for the first time Kate Humble and Ben Fogle are spending the most wonderful time of the year at Longleat Safari Park. There are visitors from afar, s ...

15-12-2021

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Christmas Special: Episode 2

Animal Park - Christmas Special: Episode 2

For a safari park, a young female cheetah is pretty much at the top of your Christmas list. Rachel has come to the park as part of its successful cheetah breeding programme, but ...

14-12-2021

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Christmas Special: Episode 1

Animal Park - Christmas Special: Episode 1

For the very first time, in a special week of programmes, Animal Park is heading to Longleat Safari Park for Christmas. Kate Humble and Ben Fogle catch every magical moment as t ...

13-12-2021

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30-minute Editions: Episode 3

Animal Park - 30-minute Editions: Episode 3

Tragedy strikes in Koala Creek as kidney disease claims the life of Wilpena. One of five Southern Australian koalas who made the long journey from Australia to their new home in ...

28-11-2021

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30-minute Editions: Episode 2

Animal Park - 30-minute Editions: Episode 2

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble reveal big plans for handsome Harry, the pin-up boy of the park, who is destined to head up a new pride at Longleat. He has been living with his mum an ...

11-11-2021

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Summer Special 2017 (shortened Versions): Episode 3

Animal Park - Summer Special 2017 (shortened Versions): Episode 3

As temperatures at Longleat Safari Park soar, so too do pulses on Penguin Island, as a love triangle has emerged between Peaches,\nRhianna and ‘two-timer’ Redley. Ke ...

08-09-2021

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30-minute Editions: Episode 7

Animal Park - 30-minute Editions: Episode 7

Two girls with a fearsome reputation are their way to the park. Ben Fogle and Kate Humble meet Fang and Keo, two endangered Cuban crocodiles. They might not be the biggest but t ...

06-08-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 15

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 15

The keepers in Koala Creek are on tenterhooks as they await news on the park’s southern koala breeding programme, the only one of its kind in Europe. After experienced dad ...

05-08-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 14

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 14

We go in search of the native wildlife that lives tooth by jowl with Longleat’s impressive exotic animal collection. Head of forestry Jim McConkie is trying to capture an ...

04-08-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 13

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 13

Kate meets little Turnip–a young Grant’s zebra who has suddenly become lame. Is the cause a strange neurological condition called wobblers disease, or are the other ...

03-08-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 12

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 12

Romance seems to be brewing in the cheetah house with new girl Rachel and ladies man Carl. But will the partnership result in babies? There’s a concern that Carl is too ol ...

02-08-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 11

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 11

Kate meets her namesake, Kate the giraffe, who’s been losing weight and having tummy trouble. As vets try to get to the bottom of what is wrong, the keepers worry it&rsquo ...

30-07-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 10

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 10

The keepers at the park face a challenge from some territorial lions, who are attacking the keepers’ vehicles when they go off-road. But could one of the female lions, Swe ...

29-07-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 9

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 9

A romantic liaison is planned between two crafty kinkajous. But these animals have sharp teeth and claws, so the keepers must keep a close eye on this first date. If all goes we ...

28-07-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 8

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 8

Wolves Max and Mel are being repeatedly attacked by the pack’s alpha male, and their injuries are becoming more serious. So the keepers embark on an ambitious project to c ...

27-07-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 7

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 7

Kate meets Blue - an ostrich with an identity problem. He seems to think he’s a zebra, and while he’s hanging out with his stripy friends, he’s neglecting his ...

26-07-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 6

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 6

There is high drama as Yana the tiger cracks a canine. It must be removed, but it’s not a simple procedure, and the anaesthetic doesn’t go to plan. \n\nWith the help ...

23-07-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 5

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 5

Silverback Kesho is having his authority tested by a younger gorilla who seems to want to be leader of the pack. Kate finds out how this bolshie behaviour is threatening the coh ...

20-07-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 4

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 4

The keepers have high hopes for their Southern koala breeding programme as new boy Burke is showing signs of wanting to mate. Bellowing and spraying his scent everywhere is the ...

19-07-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 3

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 3

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle are back for another sun-drenched series following the lives of the exotic animals at Longleat Safari Park.\n\nKeepers Graeme and James travel to the o ...

16-07-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 2

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 2

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle return to Britain’s wildest safari park, with a host of exotic animals living in the heart of Wiltshire.\n\nIn this episode, the keepers are alar ...

15-07-2021

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Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 1

Animal Park - Summer 2020 (shortened Versions): Episode 1

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle are back for another sunny summer series following the lives of the exotic animals at Longleat Safari Park.\n\nKate has an emotional reunion with the t ...

12-07-2021

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Summer Special 2019: Episode 1

Animal Park - Summer Special 2019: Episode 1

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble get ready to welcome some exciting new VIPS to the park. Five southern koalas are set to become the very first of their kind in Europe. But this ground ...

31-01-2021

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Christmas 2020: 6. Compilation

Animal Park - Christmas 2020: 6. Compilation

Highlights of Ben, Kate and Jean's week at Longleat Safari Park.

23-12-2020

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Series 10: Episode 1

Animal Park - Series 10: Episode 1

Mud wallows are vital for keeping rhinos cool but also to provide vital protection for their skin. As the summer rolls on, the keepers decide they should start one off for their ...

07-10-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 14

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 14

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble are back for the penultimate summer special episode. This episode explores the impact of alpha animals around the park, kicking off with the arrival of ...

23-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 13

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 13

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle join more than 1,000 animals and the dedicated keepers looking after them at Longleat Safari Park. A new era begins for Mark Tye and his team they welc ...

23-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 12

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 12

Love blossoms in the park, but Cupid's bow doesn't always hit the right spot. A bromance between two young giraffe calves takes a dark turn when over-grooming leads to ...

22-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 11

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 11

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle are back for the first episode in their final week of summer specials at Britain's original safari park. We've already welcomed more new anim ...

21-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 10

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 10

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle round up the second of three weeks of summer specials with some very exciting news. Earlier in the series, the programme celebrated the life of legenda ...

20-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 9

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 9

The keepers seek out their animals' most wild side. The carnivore crew call on teams from across the park to help come up with an invention to challenge the intelligence of ...

17-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 8

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 8

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle are back for another sunny summer special packed full of stories from the host of exotic animals living in the heart of Wiltshire. The gorilla team are ...

16-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 7

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 7

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle are back with another action-packed episode at Longleat Safari Park. Keeper Caleb challenges award-winning wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas to ...

15-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 6

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 6

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble kick off another week of summer specials catching up with the assortment of exotic animals living at Longleat Safari Park.\n\nThis episode follows the ...

14-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 5

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 5

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble round up the first week of summer specials at Longleat Safari Park with more stories from right across the animal kingdom. This episode continues the t ...

13-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 4

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 4

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle are back for another sizzling summer special. The team of specialist vets are tested more than ever as two lemurs are rushed to the surgery with shocki ...

10-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 3

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 3

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble are back at Longleat Safari Park for a very special episode, celebrating the life of Nico, the legendary western lowland silverback gorilla who recentl ...

09-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 2

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 2

Kate Humble and Ben Fogle join the keepers and animals for another sun-soaked episode at Longleat Safari Park. This episode focuses on some of the planet's most endangered ...

08-08-2018

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Summer Special 2018: Episode 1

Animal Park - Summer Special 2018: Episode 1

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble kick off the first episode of daily summer specials by welcoming more animal arrivals than ever before.\n\nThis episode features the birth of Africa� ...

07-08-2018

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Summer Special 2016: Episode 5

Animal Park - Summer Special 2016: Episode 5

In the final episode, Ben Fogle gets mobbed by a flock of rainbow-coloured lorikeets as they undergo a vital healthcheck. Meanwhile, Kate Humble gets an extremely close-up view ...

11-11-2017

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Summer Special: Episode 3

Animal Park - Summer Special: Episode 3

The summer weather has caused the cheetahs to become lazy. To snap them out of their slumber, a contraption is being constructed that could ignite their hunting mode. But, able ...

28-10-2017

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Series 7: Episode 1

Animal Park - Series 7: Episode 1

Ben Fogle and Kate Humble explore life behind the scenes at Longleat Estate and Safari Park. A life-and-death drama unfolds as keepers perform an emergency caesarean on Imogen t ...

08-08-2015

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Series 7: Episode 11

Animal Park - Series 7: Episode 11

The new lion cubs are thriving but have been playing too rough, and now both of them have injured a leg. Down in Wallaby Wood the youngsters are popping up and out everywhere, ...

23-05-2015

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Series 8: 45 Minute Reversions: Episode 11

Animal Park - Series 8: 45 Minute Reversions: Episode 11

Four keepers leave Longleat behind and travel to the wilds of Tanzania to work with a legend of African conservation and take part in some vital conservation work. Back at the ...

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