Ok I’m sure you might be thinking “Didn’t she just do this show?” Actually no, this is not Zoo with the crazy animals. This is an ongoing show on Animal Planet that I have grown to love very much; it is currently airing its second season and I hope it goes on for a long time. I DO NOT OWN THE PICTURE.
On Animal Planet, hopefully you have the channel but if not I believe there is a streaming service Animal Planet GO or you can find the episodes online, viewers are given a special behind the scenes look at the largest metropolitan zoo in the U.S; The Bronx Zoo. Their into, which features many of the zoo keepers along with the director of the zoo Jim Breheny, is pretty breathtaking and each episode shows how they take care of their animals. Whether it is an eating habit, matting, or a health problem the amazing zoo keepers are shown to be committed to their animals. I won’t lie and say there have been episodes that have left myself and my mother a little misty eyed, but for us at least when you see the zoo keepers forced to make a tough call or the animal makes a recovery it makes you feel for the keepers as they get emotional. Allow me to give an example. In the first season they wondered if the bee eating birds could naturally go back to eating bees, they had not been fed bees in I believe over nine years, the results are pretty incredible. In addition they used the honey to give to the bears as a treat; my mother absolutely loved that moment
Now I have been to the Bronx Zoo many times in my life, and if you have yet to experience it I HIGHLY recommend it. However if you don’t live in or nearby New York this is a pretty close experience. My family has gone to the Bronx Zoo a couple of times since the series aired and while I would not say we were star-struck by the zoo keepers we recognized many of the people from the show, and even got visitors asking them about the show. I would call The Zoo a must see if you like animals and cannot get to the Bronx Zoo.