spe­cial de­liv­er­ies

Zo­ol­o­gist lucy Cooke tells us about play­ing mid­wife for her new ITV show on an­i­mal new­borns

TV Times - - Wildlife - Re­becca Ma­honey

You’ll strug­gle to find a more heart-warm­ing sight than a baby rhino tak­ing its first ten­ta­tive, wob­bly steps, or a su­per-cute bull­dog puppy pris­ing open its tiny eyes to get a first glimpse of the world.

In ITV’S new six-part se­ries, Amaz­ing An­i­mal Births, th­ese pre­cious mo­ments are cap­tured in in­cred­i­ble de­tail as zo­ol­o­gist Lucy Cooke wit­nesses the spe­cial bond be­tween an­i­mal moth­ers and their ba­bies in the cru­cial early stages.

As she vis­its farms, fields and an­i­mal parks across the UK, Lucy en­coun­ters lions, go­ril­las, al­pacas, al­li­ga­tors, and more, and even rolls up her sleeves to help out dur­ing some un­usual and tricky births.

Here, Lucy tells TV Times about her most mem­o­rable mo­ments from the se­ries and re­veals how al­most ev­ery birth in­volved ‘a lot of drama’…

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