In this brand new two-part special, renowned animal lover Paul O’Grady takes his first ever trip to India to meet the country’s vulnerable wild animals and experience the jobs of the keepers and conservationists who dedicate their lives to looking after them.
In the second episode, Paul visits Assam, home to Kaziranga National Park, where he helps to look after no less than eight elephant calves. He then accompanies the elephant herd on their jungle walk, and sees how they are starting to adapt to their surroundings. Later, to find out more about life in Kaziranga – where people and wild animals live side by side – Paul goes to a local village where the residents perform a traditional dance
Next he travels to Northern India to a rescue centre that looks after sloth bears. They were saved after years of being dancing bears and one in particular, Kirti, is almost ready for release back into the wild. Paul ends the day by going to an Aarti – a religious festival of light – on the bank of the Yamuna river that borders the sanctuary. But, the next morning it is all go again when an emergency call is received about a snake on a nearby farmland. Paul helps retrieve a huge python, transporting it back to the sanctuary for an X-ray and medical treatment.
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Animals – India Part 2 (of 2) airs on Tuesday 2 May 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV.