Veterinary team in the limelight with BBC1 Supervets
Wednesday 18 January 2006
As some of you may have noticed, ZSL’s dedicated veterinary team have been gracing our television screens over the last few weeks!
You may have recognised some ZSL branded sweatshirts and keeper uniforms on BBC1’s new series ‘Supervets’ on Thursday evenings at 8.30pm, of not, be sure to take a look before the series ends on 9th April.
This fascinating and unique programme follows the veterinary teams at London Zoo and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park over four months, filming a variety of animal procedures ranging from a toucan liver biopsy to giraffe hoof trimming, giving a real insight into the unusual challenges ZSL vets tackle on a day-to-day basis.
It also showcases the skill and professionalism of our vets and keepers in undertaking the often tricky procedures necessary to maintain the excellent healthcare standards of our living collections.
This high profile TV series compliments our on-site exhibition ‘Zoo Vets’ and follows a number of procedures in which ZSL collaborated with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), who are also featured in the series.
Over the next few weeks, look out for two large scale procedures at Whipsnade. Episodes will follow an elephant ultrasound involving specialists from Germany, and the challenge of luring our black rhino Quinto, weighing over a tonne, into a crate without anaesthetic for a move to Chester Zoo as part of the European breeding programme.
So, don’t forget, tune in to BBC1 at 8.30pm every Thursday!