Episode 2

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Episode 2 of 3

Duration: 59 minutes

In a world first, vets call on a plastic surgeon to give a rhino a skin graft operation. Plus, Rosemary the blind orangutan has microsurgery to try to restore her sight so she can see her daughter again and a seal with a mystery illness is diagnosed using the kind of scanner usually seen in a human hospital.

Last on

Wed 20 Aug 2014 00:10 BBC One Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Scotland, Scotland HD only

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Clare Balding
Steve Leonard
Executive Producer
Helen Thomas
Serena Davies


  • Wed 13 Aug 2014 21:00 BBC One

  • Tue 19 Aug 2014 23:10 BBC One except Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Scotland, Scotland HD, Wales, Wales HD

  • Tue 19 Aug 2014 23:40 BBC One Wales, Wales HD only

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