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Episode 9

Red, an Amur tiger, is turning out to be a tearaway teenager, so how can keepers hope to stop him running amok and launching terrifying attacks on visitors’ cars?

Red, an Amur tiger, is turning out to be a tearaway teenager with a penchant for chasing and attacking cars. It’s a hunting instinct that might run deep in his DNA. But, as Kate Humble and Ben Fogle reveal, this rarest of Longleat’s ferocious felines needs to be taught some manners - especially after one encounter with a visitor which was just a little too close for comfort. Keeper Caleb has a reputation for bringing big cats to heel, but has he got what it takes to stop this big bad beautiful boy from running amok?

Adorable Preston, a six-banded armadillo, isn’t just a big personality. He’s a big lad too - a bit too big for his own health. Porky Preston needs some help. As Kate turns personal trainer, can she him help with a fitness routine to burn off the flab and get an armadillo six-pack a prospective Mrs P couldn’t fail but to admire?

Ben is with Viscountess Weymouth to discover how the park is at the helm of a special conservation mission to save the rare Desertas wolf spider. Critically endangered and only found in one remote valley in Madeira, numbers have tumbled to around just 4,000. They need all the help they can get.

We meet the stunning Chilean flamingos as they spread their wings after being kept indoors when winter snow afflicted their aviary. With the help of keepers acting as air traffic controllers, no feathers are ruffled, and both lift off and landing are as smooth as can be.

And Jean Johansson is planning some monkey business to keep the mischievous macaques out of trouble as she helps with a special pond ladder to test their ingenuity, intelligence and gymnastic prowess.

44 minutes

Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    Rae Morris

    Love Again

  • 00:11

    Jennifer Lopez

    Booty (feat. Iggy Azalea)

  • 00:12

    Chaka Khan

    Like Sugar

  • 00:12

    Chaka Khan

    Like Sugar

  • 00:16

    New Hope Club

    Fixed

  • 00:16

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Nutcracker: Danse De La Fee

  • 00:17

    Urban Cone

    Old School

  • 00:18

    Sigala & Digital Farm Animals

    Only One

  • 00:27

    Randy Edelman

    Alex and Lin

  • 00:27

    Lova

    You Me and The Silence

  • 00:32

    Bruno Mars

    The Lazy Song

  • 00:33

    Tom Odell

    Go Tell Her Now

  • 00:39

    Propellerheads & David Arnold

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kate Humble
Presenter Ben Fogle
Presenter Jean Johansson
Series Producer Jane Lomas
Executive Producer Joff Wilson
Production Company Remarkable Television

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