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Episode 2

Ellie Harrison and Max Hug Williams continue to follow the stories of orphaned baby animals on opposite sides of the world.

In Australia, Ellie meets Stacy, the baby wombat with a big personality. Carer Sue looks after her in the family home, but stubborn Stacey can be quite a handful. And in a wildlife rescue centre in Costa Rica, Newbie the baby three-toed sloth continues the battle with pneumonia and her rehabilitation, and Al, a laid-back anteater, needs to learn the knack of dealing with aggressive jungle ants.

All of them are on a challenging journey back to the wild, where they belong.

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58 minutes

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Fri 29 Jul 2016 12:00

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The orphanages

The orphanages
Nature's miracle orphans was filmed with animal welfare projects in Australia and Costa Rica. Find out how these centres help the orphaned animals in their care:


Role Contributor
PresenterEllie Harrison
PresenterMax Hug Williams
ProducerWill Ridgeon
Executive ProducerLucinda Axelsson
Executive ProducerTim Martin

Meet the animals

Meet the animals

Read more about the orphaned animals we met making the series

Web exclusive: Meet the composer

Web exclusive: Interview with the composer

Guy Farley describes composing for Nature's Miracle Orphans

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