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Located just 10 miles from New York's Times Square, the Bronx Zoo is a recognized world leader in animal care and species conservation. It houses more than 6,000 animals and has a staff of 500-plus people dedicated to their care and well-being. Never before have camera crews been granted full access to the 265-acre campus, until production of the docuseries "The Zoo," which was filmed over eight months. The results are stories focusing on dozens of animals and experiences at the facility, and its critical mission to conserve wildlife around the world. Episodes also highlight various employees and how their expertise and skills help provide top-quality care for the animals.

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A first-ever, in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at the diverse animals residing at the Bronx Zoo, including the knowledge and diverse skills that are needed to run the world-famous facility.
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The slow loris has a tiny window for breeding, so staff anxiously help a potential pair connect; the veterinary team develop ground-breaking techniques to treat the stoic pigeons; an okapi with a limp gets a helping hand.
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Iray, a red ruffed lemur, is rushed to the health center when keepers discover a wound on its leg; a new exhibit is built for the Pallas' cats, the original grumpy cats; seven baby turtles join the zoo's colony of an endangered species.
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Three rare dhole canines are prepared to make their cross-country journey to the zoo, and keepers anxiously await their arrival.
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The Zoo's huge male sea lion is in rut, and staff need to move the younger males before he becomes territorial; the veterinary team come up with a solution to repair Dinky the Flamingo's broken ankle; feeding a rock python proves challenging.
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A new bison calf has a hard time keeping up with his mom; the bird department prepares a group of Von der Decken hornbill chicks for their move to the Minnesota Zoo; keepers at the Central Park Zoo hope the female snow monkeys accept a new male.
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Seven little blues join the penguin exhibit and are quick to mingle with the rest of the colony; a honey-loving grizzly slows her step, and the staff grows concerned; a turtle can't seem to get along with the alligators; a nyala calf is born.
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It's a series of firsts when the zoo welcomes its first-ever Atlantic puffin chick; Penny the rhino undergoes a series of allergy tests; an endangered species of gecko welcomes its first hatchling.
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A first-ever, in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at the diverse animals residing at the Bronx Zoo, including the knowledge and diverse skills that are needed to run the world-famous facility.
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Two sickly newborn fawns form an unbreakable bond while they are hand-reared by staff; the leopard Khazo gets a surprise that enhances its life, and tensions run high as the reptile staff attempts to collect blood from Cuban crocs.
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A popular sea lion falls ill after ingesting a foreign object; the avian team devises a plan to increase the cock-of-the-rocks population.
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A new male okapi named Magani is paired with breeding veteran Kweli who has already had several calves, but Kweli develops congestive heart failure.
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A trio of abandoned puma cubs arrives at the zoo, while the staff grows concerned that Ella, the oldest rhino, is not acting herself; a Caribbean flamingo is born at the zoo after nearly two decades, and Otto the stallion makes his debut.
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The TAB staff heads to Manhattan to rescue a wallaby living in an apartment; a fruit bat discovers how to spread her wings, and a trio of alligators move into their summer home.
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The zoo anxiously awaits the arrival of a snow leopard called K2's fourth cub; the staff is pleased when a pair of Andean condors embrace their new enclosure, while a squirmy binturong fights his annual vaccination.
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The staff is hopeful for a successful breeding season when Mshango the giraffe meets the females of the herd; power tools are needed for an Amur tiger's root canal, while Louie the swan falls ill, jeopardizing his release with his partner-in-crime..
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Max the Camel faces new challenges as he ages; the Zoo prepares to give an injured turkey vulture a permanent home, but after healing, there may be a change of plan; Willow the Red Panda gives birth to two baby cubs.
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Following surgery, Olga the ostrich is prepared to be reunited with her flock; a squirrel monkey arrives at the zoo; a crowd pleasing warthog returns.
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Leo, a snow leopard rescued from Pakistan, has trouble eating because of a broken canine; the bird department works feverishly to restore a beehive for the bee-eater birds; Ambassador Center staff work with an adorable Fennec fox named Charlie.
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More than 100 venomous snakes are taken from a private home; problems arise when two pronghorn fawns make their debut; a device is built for a Red River hog.
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The future of the American bison depends on a high-stakes race across the country; the reptile staff have their hands full with a diamond rattlesnake that needs to be medicated orally; training a pair of cheetahs to walk the grounds of the zoo.

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Located just 10 miles from New York's Times Square, the Bronx Zoo is a recognized world leader in animal care and species conservation. It houses more than 6,000 animals and has a staff of 500-plus people dedicated to the animals' care and well-being. Never before have camera crews been granted full access to the 265-acre campus, until production of the docuseries "The Zoo." The results are stories focusing on dozens of animals and experiences at the facility, and its critical mission to conserve wildlife around the world. This companion series, subtitled "Bronx Tales," presents footage not seen in original episodes.
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