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MIPTV Picks ’16: The Secret Life of the Zoo

This installment of the Secret Life of.. franchise gives us another tantalizing look at a captivating and mysterious world.
March 15, 2016


Partners: Blast! Films for Channel 4; distributed by Sky Vision
Aired: February 2016 (Channel 4)
Length: 6 x 44 minutes
Rights available: Worldwide excluding UK

The UK’s Chester Zoo is a leading conservation center and is also home to some 20,000 animals from 500 different species. For a period of time, it also played host to close to 100 fixed micro-rigs, as cameras and crews set out to document what happens in a zoo after the customers head home. From a giraffe giving birth to courtship and mating habits, to the relationships the animals have with the humans who care for them, this installment of the Secret Life of.. franchise gives us another tantalizing look at a captivating and mysterious world.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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