Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo: Feb 8

Kibali, a 200kg silverback western lowland gorilla, undergoes a full health check in new Nine observational series.

Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo premieres this Saturday on Nine, narrated by Naomi Watts.

“I moved to Australia as a teenager and remember going to Taronga. It was a beautiful experience, the animals and the setting. I remember thinking I can’t wait to take my children here one day,” she said.

Episode One:
Meet 18-year-old Kibali, Taronga Zoo’s silverback western lowland gorilla. Kibali has been unwell, so staff must perform a full health check for the first time in 10years. You’ll be glued to your seat as you watch their dramatic efforts to anaesthetise, then perform a thorough examination on the dangerous 200kg gorilla. We’ll also take viewers inside the rehabilitation hospital as its expert staff try to save two shy albatross who have been injured in a bad storm. Plus, we travel to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo to see a baby white rhino and its protective mother as it joins the herd for the first time.

7pm Saturday on Nine.

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