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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 4

Martin Hughes-Games investigates the plight of threatened species. He learns how zoos are breeding amur leopards, visits a Kenyan elephant orphanage and checks on a barbary lion.

All over the world, species are on the brink of extinction. Martin Hughes-Games meets babies who have beaten the odds to become Nature's Miracle Babies.

For some species captive breeding is their only hope. There are estimated to be only 35 amur leopards surviving in the wild. Around the world, zoos are attempting to breed them in the hope that one day they can return to their home territory in Russia. Martin visits the last place on earth where they live in the wild to find out what hope there is for them. For orphaned baby elephants in Kenya, the future looks brighter as Martin discovers when he visits an amazing elephant orphanage. We'll also discover the fate of an incredibly rare barbary lion, extinct in the wild, whose first breath could also have been her last.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 25 Aug 2018 09:30


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Snow Patrol

    Take Back The City

  • Fleet Foxes

    White Winter Hymnal

  • Dawn Landes


  • 00:06

    Eliza Doolittle

    Skinny Genes

  • Gareth Williams & Pavel Dreser

    Le Valse d'Amelie

  • 00:08

    Pavel Dreser & Gareth Williams

    La Valse D'amelie

  • 00:09


    Somebody To Love

  • 00:09

    Mumford & Sons

    The Cave

  • 00:10

    Plan B

    Traded My Cigarettes

  • 00:12


    Girls & Boys

  • Jónsi


  • The Maccabees

    Young Lions

  • 00:21

    Plan B

    Writings On The Wall (Instrumenal)

  • Courteeners

    The Opener

  • 00:26


    The Opener

  • 00:39

    The Fratellis

    Chelsea Dagger

  • The Verve

    Bitter Sweet Symphony


Role Contributor
Presenter Martin Hughes-Games
Executive Producer Sara Ford
Series Producer Annie Heather