Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Science: Natural & Physical

Zoo Tails: Behind-the-Scenes Zoo Stories Series

Everyone, especially children, will love these action-packed stories set behind-the-scenes in three different zoos. Here we not only see many familiar and no- so-familiar animals, but also how they're cared for, what zookeepers do, the zoo after dark, and feeding times like you've never seen before. Each program includes Click for more

1. Marsupials and Arboreal Animals

1.Marsupials and Arboreal Animals

The eight segments in this program include: Paul's Possum - A ringtail possum found a new mother after falling out of a tree at the zoo. Keeper Paul adopted the possum and feeds him from a bottle every four hours - day and night. When he's not feeding, Paul keeps the possum snug and safe in a pouch under his shirt! Back to the Wild - Sometimes keepers help save animals from extinction. At the Melbourne Zoo, they're breeding the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots, and releasing them into the wild. The news is great when they check on a bandicoot's progress. Koala Treat - It's time for the koalas to get new trees. After carefully getting the koalas down from their old ones the keepers cut them down and plant fresh trees. But watch out - the koalas can't wait to try their new homes for size. Check Up - It's time for the Yellow-Bellied Glider to have his annual check up. The keepers carefully take him out of his box and give him a thorough going over. He gets a clean bill of health and returns to his nest for a mid-day snooze. A Bottle for Joe - When two young joes (baby kangaroos) lose their mother, the keepers at the zoo come to the rescue. They bottle feed the tiny roos until they are old enough to join the fully-grown animals on display. A Long Way From Home - An unexpected guest has arrived at the zoo, a small primate called a Slow Loris. She needs some special attention to help her recover. A New Playground - The Lion-Tailed Macaques have grown tired of their enclosure. The keepers have decided that there is only one thing to do - change the furniture. The macaques are delighted with their new playground, and run, jump, swing and climb all day long. Lemur Island - The Lemurs live on an island in the zoo. They don't like swimming, so the zookeepers can be sure they won't escape, but it does mean that whenever the zookeepers deliver their dinner, they have to put on their gumboots and wade across the moat. 02/09DE PI 15 min.

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