ZSL on BBC’s 'Nature’s Miracle Babies'
Friday 2 September 2011
ZSL’s important conservation work and very own new arrivals will be featured on the BBC’s Nature’s Miracle Babies television programme on Sunday 4 and Sunday 11 September.
The popular BBC programme follows Zoologist Martin Hughes-Games as he “travels the world to discover the plight of threatened species and meet the babies born against the odds”.
This weekend’s programme featured another two key species ZSL works with - western lowlands gorillas and the critically endangered Amur leopard. The Amur leopard once ranged across northern China and southern areas of the Russian Far East, but is now found only in a small part of southwest Primorskii Krai in Russia. Its remaining wild population is estimated at only 30-35 individuals. Find out more about ZSL's Amur leopard conservation project.
Episode one (aired on Sunday 4 September) featured the birth of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s newest one-horned Asian rhino, part of a captive breeding programme of these majestic but seriously threatened creatures. Find out what we are doing to conserve the Asian rhino through ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s breeding programme and field conservation with rhinos in Nepal .