Animal Maternity (6 x 60′) – Offers a unique insight into the world of animal birth. Exactly how the animal kingdom deals with motherhood and the help it sometimes needs from humans will be brought to the small screen with unique access to a range of Britain’s zoos, safari parks and animal sanctuaries.
Every day some of the world’s most beautiful, endangered and vulnerable animals are born in Britain. And behind every birth there is a story. Whether it’s the challenge of bringing new life into the world, the difficulty of helping newborns thrive, or the fight to save an entire species from extinction.
Dens, pens and keepers are rigged with mini cameras so viewers can witness first hand life and death action with the army of animal experts bringing up baby from first steps to first feeds, from some of the biggest babies in the animal kingdom to the smallest.
As with human birth, animal birth also has its problems. Across this series we’ll encounter a lemur in need of an urgent caesarean section, an antelope experiencing a traumatic birth and witness the live births of a wide range of creatures including zebra, snow leopards, elephant and white rhino.
Channel: Channel 5
Producer: IWC Media
Source: Channel 5 press release