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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.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 29 Jul 2016 12:00

BBC Nature

BBC Nature
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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

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Read more about the orphaned animals we met making the series

Web exclusive: Meet the composer

Web exclusive: Meet the composer

Guy Farley describes composing for Nature's Miracle Orphans