Running over three successive nights on RTÉ1 at 7pm, starting on Tuesday, June 7, Zoo Live will go behind-the-scenes with zookeepers in the Dublin attraction, to look at some of the most interesting and unexpected aspects of their work and find out more about the animals they care for.
Sinead Kennedy will chat to guests from the unique studio setting which is home to zebras, giraffes and scimitar-horned oryx, while Ella McSweeney will meet the people and animals that make the zoo a success.
Wildlife conservation, climate change and the major threats facing species in the wild will be key threads running across all three evenings.
We’ll look at the history and cultural importance of Dublin Zoo and see archive footage of its early days.
Education and science workshops are located in the Congo Camp, and over the three days, children will get to have fun, ask questions, meet stick insects, and see a reptile up close.
Other topics, such as sustainability and evolution are introduced through watching the work of the zookeepers and learning why they do what they do.
A competition to name a red panda will give one lucky viewer a chance to win an annual pass to Dublin Zoo, and experience the wonder and magic of seeing wild animals in the wonderful parkland location.
From cheeky Sulawesi crested macaques to exuberant sea lions, and from majestic elephants to the beautiful red panda who arrived at the Zoo in May, all of these and more will feature over the three days.