Spider monkey Mary, who’s 50, has had 19 children and the Chester Zoo keepers are concerned that another pregnancy could be risky. They introduce a new younger female, Kiara, to the group in the hope that Mary’s long-term partner Popoyan will develop a relationship with her instead. But Popoyan seems to be more of a romantic than the keepers thought. The zoo hope to breed dominant female giant otter Icana with new arrival Diego, but Icana’s daughter Runa has a chronic liver condition, so she has other things on her mind.
Then a tragic turn of events changes the family dynamic. Sloths Tina and Rico live together at the zoo, spending up to 18 hours a day asleep. But for the past three years Tina has spent her waking moments giving Rico a hard time. Now there’s a plan to try and bring them closer together. And keepers embark on a speed dating event with three-legged chameleon Tripod. Will she go for number one, number two or number three? Or will they all be dismissed at the first hurdle?
Series Prod: Pip Banyard
Exec Prods: Alistair Pegg, Tanya Winston, Edmund Coulthard
Prod Co: Blast! Films
The Secret Life Of The Zoo Season 4 Episode 7 airs Tuesday 2 January 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on Channel 4.