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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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