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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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