Series 1 & 2
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This incredible series follows the day to day lives of the keepers and big cats that live in one of the largest tiger sanctuaries in Europe.
Each episode delivers a fascinating insight into the zoo's residents and captures the daily lives of the tigers, lions and jaguars as well as meeting the characters that care for them.
We follow the team as they travel the globe tracking tigers in the wild and organising the often precarious transport journeys for the newly rescued felines, including one about to start the 4000 mile transport journey back to the sanctuary from the USA.
It's never a dull day with dramatic rescues, new residents, tricky emergency surgery and fascinating night vision filming - showing what really happens when it's lights out!
Series 1 - 7 x 30'
We’re introduced to the zoo’s residents, including their only white tiger and the lions, tigers and jaguars get their hands on some ‘unusual’ prey!
Tigers Diamond and Aysha move to a beautiful new enclosure, designed for their natural environment. We meet the zoo’s youngest primate, ring-tailed lemur Mangoki, and white tigress Zena is hit by a mystery illness.
We find out how brother and sister tigers Diamond and Aysha are settling in their new home. We witness the first meeting between tigers Chandru and Lola, and white tigress Zen’s health takes a turn for the worse.
It’s claws at dawn as tigers Chandru and Lola meet face to face. Lion boys Charlie Brown and Snoopy enjoy their enclosure revamp and white tigress Zena undergoes a tricky operation.
White tigress Zena is feeling much perkier after her eye removal operation. General Manager Greg and Educational Officer Tracey are in India researching for future enclosure builds at the park. And we find out what they cats get up when it’s light out!
General Manager Greg and Educational Officer Tracey are in India trying to track wild tigers. We get up close and personal as the cats enjoy a new feeding device. And primate supervisor Lisa comes up with a unique way to identify the ring-tailed lemurs.
In India, the hunt is on for the dominant male tiger. At the park, white tigress Zena enjoys her outside enclosure for the first time since her eye removal operation. And we discover there’s a tiger in need of rescuing from Miami.
Series 2 - 7 x 30'
Tigress Czarina is unwell and the vet is called in. There’s a new arrival for one of the rare primate species. And we catch up with the zoo’s only white tiger since she had her eye removed.
It’s a tense time for the team. Tigress Czarina has a lump and needs exploratory surgery. Ian the iguana has a hydrotherapy session. And the tigers get to play ‘tug of war’!
The team tackle their biggest ever tiger move. The youngest ring-tailed lemur experiences the tough outdoors and the keepers discover the sight in tigress Zena’s only eye is worse than they thought.
It’s taken over a year, but, the zoo finally receives news that they can rescue male tiger Rambo from the USA! The big cats get their claws into feeder logs, and tigress Czarina is taken in for emergency surgery again.
The zoo team is in the USA to rescue tiger Rambo. But there are big transport problems. And on the Isle of Wight, the oldest tiger at the zoo, Czar, is in need of some therapy.
Rambo finally arrives at the Isle of Wight Zoo. But after his 4000 mile journey, he’s nervous and doesn’t want to leave the comfort of his transport box. The Big cats show off their ‘Night vision’ skills. And as one new tiger arrives at the zoo, one sadly leaves…for a shocking reason.
Newcomer Rambo is very taken with his outside enclosure and animal manager Charlotte is in Edinburgh to find out how the loss of the zoos tigers can help in the education and preservation of this species.
For ITV and Nat Geo Wild
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This incredible series follows the day to day lives of keepers and the big cats that live in one of the largest tiger sanctuaries in Europe.
Series Duration: 14 x 30'
Genres: Natural History