This September the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) will feature in an exclusive eight-part series made by Tern TV for BBC Scotland.  

The new series, Inside the Zoo, will give viewers an opportunity to go behind the scenes with staff from the wildlife conservation charity at both Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park as they care for some of Scotland’s most loved animals, from new-born lion cubs and the UK’s youngest polar bear, to a particularly grumpy guineafowl. 

David Field, RZSS CEO said, “We are so excited to have the hard work and passion of our amazing teams showcased in this new series. Our staff do incredible work caring for the animals at our parks, with all their different personalities and quirks, and protecting endangered species in the wild. 

“Inside The Zoo gives people the chance to see just what it takes to give lion cubs their first health check, put on a giant lantern event, weigh a polar bear cub and so much more.” 

Narrated by Edinburgh’s own Gail Porter, the series provides insight into a world where state-of-the-art-science, endangered species conservation and the completely and utterly unpredictable are a part of daily life.  

Inside the Zoo will air on BBC Scotland each Monday at 8pm from 7 September


The programme will be available on BBC iPlayer throughout the UK. You can also find information on where to find BBC Scotland on your TV here.

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