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Wild Animal ER

Channel 5 at 6:30pm (Other show times...)

Wild Animal ER

This new documentary series, hosted by Five News presenter Kate Gerbeau, gives an insight into what goes on behind the scenes at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital. Based in Buckinghamshire, Tiggywinkles is the biggest of its kind in the world. It is also unique, in that it specialises in rehabilitating Britain's indigenous wildlife.

With 10,000 animal casualties admitted each year and a team of over 40 staff and volunteers on hand, Tiggywinkles has sprouted from humble beginnings. The wild life hospital that started life operating out of a small garden shed now serves as the hub of wild-animal care in the UK. The hospital has a policy to never turn any ailing creature away. Its ultimate goal is to nurse all injured animals back to health before releasing them into the wild. "Every animal that comes through the doors of Tiggywinkles is dying," says co-founder Les Stocker, "and it's our mission to give these incredible creatures a second chance at life."

Filmed day and night over a series of weeks, Wild Animal ER follows dedicated vets and volunteers as they tend to the full spectrum of Britain's wildlife.

Preview courtesy of Five

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