Paul O'Grady's Animal Orphans is a Documentary programme.
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Paul O'Grady's Animal Orphans
First of a three-part series in which Paul O'Grady visits Zambia and South Africa on the trail of young animals which have been orphaned in the wild, either through the actions of poachers or through farming forcing them out of their natural habitats. Paul's first stop is the seabird sanctuary of SANCCOB, on the southwestern tip of South Africa. Here a variety of birds, including penguins, are cared for. Penguins are now an endangered species in Africa, with numbers reduced by 75 per cent in recent years. At the Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia, Paul is excited to meet a group of baby elephants whose parents have been killed by poachers. He soon falls head over heels for a six-month-old calf called Nkala. Finally at the Kruger National Park's animal rehabilitation centre of Moholoholo, Paul learns how lion cubs which have been rejected by their mother are being looked after.
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
Database last updated: 23 November - 18:00