04 13/04/2018

It’s back! The Secret Life of the Zoo returns to Channel 4 for a fifth series

Popular Channel 4 series returns this spring

The hugely popular TV series, The Secret Life of the Zoo, which goes behind-the-scenes at Chester Zoo, is back!

  • Popular TV show starts on Wednesday 18 April
  • Bafta-nominated documentary series throws a spotlight on some of the world’s most endangered species

Episode one of a brand new series of the Bafta-nominated documentary returns to Channel 4 on Wednesday 18 April at 8pm.

The new run has used an array of special filming techniques to reveal even more about what goes on in the private lives of many of the zoo’s 21,000 animals when no one is watching.

Cameras take us inside the world of creatures great and small – from towering giraffes to tiny vampire crabs and incredible orangutans to a group of chameleons rescued from the illegal wildlife trade - with keepers sharing secrets about what’s involved in the care of some of the world’s most endangered species. 

The Secret Life of The Zoo, series 5, starts on Wednesday 18 April, 8pm, Channel 4. Join the conversation on Twitter using #TheZoo and by following @chesterzoo.