The Zoo


Duration

117 x 30’


Year of Production

1999 – 2012


Production Company

Greenstone


Commissioned By

TVNZ New Zealand


Definition

SD & HD

Camera crews based full-time at Auckland Zoo deliver stories from the very beginning with exclusive access. The Zoo is there as the tigers rip into a fresh deer piñata, Burma the elephant swims in a fresh lagoon, giraffe Rukiya gives birth to a leggy baby and some pungent Kunekune pigs enter the lions’ den – literally. As well as catching-up with the animals and their day-to-day routines, the keepers take us into the field as they release endangered birds and assist with the Rena Oil Disaster Rescue Operation. From a rescued fur seal pup to baby meerkats, joeys and squirrel monkeys, all your favourites are still at The Zoo.

Series 12 produced in HD.

Series 1: 7 x 30’ 1999 
Series 2: 8 x 30' 2000
Series 3: 8 x 30’ 2001 
Series 4: 7 x 30’ 2003 
Series 5: 7 x 30’ 2003
Series 6: 10 x 30’ 2005
Series 7: 13 x 30' 2005
Series 8: 14 x 30’ 2006
Series 9: 13 x 30’ 2007
Series 10: 10 x 30' 2008
Series 11: 10 x 30' 2009 
Series 12: 10 x 30’ 2012 

Also available:
Zoo Babies 1 x 60' 2002
Zoo Babies Special: Raising Baby Iwani 1 x 60’ 2005 
Zoo special: Two by Two at the Zoo 10 x 30’ 2005 
Zoo, The: This Is Your Life 5 x 30’ 2008

Runner Up (2013): Favourite Documentary Series, TV Guide 'Best on the Box' People's Choice Awards
Winner (2007): Favourite Documentary Series, TV Guide 'Best on the Box' People's Choice Awards
Winner (2006): Favourite Documentary Series, TV Guide 'Best on the Box' People's Choice Awards