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One of the largest and most popular zoos in the U.S., Ohio's renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and its conservation park The Wilds, houses more than 10,000 animals on 12,000 acres. It's also the part-time home of beloved wildlife guru Jack Hanna, the zoo's director emeritus. Now, Nat Geo Wild is taking viewers inside the grounds and allowing them to experience what visitors can't: compelling, heartwarming stories, and behind-the-scenes moments and adventures. "Secrets of the Zoo" introduces both the animals and the legions of workers who create unforgettable connections between people and wildlife.

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The staff throws a polar bear party; Priya works with her husband on a shark exam.
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A new sloth bear has major lung issues; a gator breaks out of restraints in an exam.
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Everyone at the zoo awaits the birth of Zuri the giraffe's baby.
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The staff at the Columbus Zoo can hardly contain itself as it prepares to make a home for an orphaned baby gorilla.
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium makes room for three adorable new cheetah cubs.
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A penguin stuck in molt for a year has hopefully seen the last of his bad hair days.
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The keepers make their early morning breakfast rounds at the Heart of Africa exhibit.
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Baby fever spreads, as a cheetah repopulation program goes into full effect.
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Doctors rush to save a cheetah; rescued macaws get a new life at the zoo; polar bear cubs go off the deep end.
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A tiny loris goes in for a CT scan; Febreze the skunk sees a heart specialist.
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A 600-pound manatee named Agua is released back into the wild after years at the zoo.
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Phoebe the elephant goes into labor; Aurora the polar bear gets a root canal.
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A mandrill needs life-or-death emergency care; an anaconda goes on a hunger strike.
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Baby pronghorns meet their adult roommates for the first time.
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A bonobo's exam gets off to a rocky start; a Bactrian deer needs medical attention.
aired 51 days ago
At the Columbus Zoo, keepers form extraordinary bonds with the animals in their charge.
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A young kangaroo named Fergus gets a gut check in the love department.
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The team hits the coasts for animal conservation, returning two rescued manatees to their native waters.
aired 129 days ago
One of the largest and most popular zoos in the U.S., Ohio's renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and its conservation park The Wilds, houses more than 10,000 animals on 12,000 acres. It's also the part-time home of beloved wildlife guru Jack Hanna, the zoo's director emeritus. Now, Nat Geo Wild is taking viewers inside the grounds and allowing them to experience what visitors can't: compelling, heartwarming stories, and behind-the-scenes moments and adventures. "Secrets of the Zoo" introduces both the animals and the legions of workers who create unforgettable connections between people and wildlife.
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Tiger cubs take on new turf; an orphaned baby manatee is rescued from the wild; a male oryx makes his move on a herd of females.
aired 158 days ago
From the operating room to the wilds, medical teams at the Columbus Zoo are ready for anything.

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