THE SE­CRET LIFE OF THE ZOO

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - TODAY’S TV -

C4, 8pm

This fas­ci­nat­ing fly-on-the-wall doc­u­men­tary, a peek at the an­i­mals at Ch­ester Zoo, starts off a bit like One Born Ev­ery Minute.

Red river hog Mali has had twins, and else­where there are four new ar­rivals – spiky Mada­gas­can ten­recs. With so lit­tle known about them, the keep­ers try ev­ery­thing they can to help them breed.

Jewel wasp Ri­p­ley needs the per­fect cock­roach to help give birth to her off­spring. She plans to lay her egg on him and paral­yse him with venom, turn­ing him into a zom­bie.

And Eastern black rhino Ki­tani is also about to give birth. But she has lost three pre­vi­ous calves, and keep­ers are wor­ried.

EGG-CIT­ING Jewel wasp hunts for cock­roach

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