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Zoos Company TV series - Melbourne

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Nisha, 21 Dec 2016.

  1. Nisha

    Nisha Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone remember an ABC Tv documentary series (filmed between 1996 and 1997, aired 1998) featuring Melbourne Zoo, Werribee and Healesville called Zoos Company? I recently managed to acquire the VHS set of the series from eBay having previously never heard of it.


    Having now watched it - I admit to being quite surprised at how honest the series and producers were to the point of showing the events that lead to the avoidable death of a Zebra during a transfer and management admitting on camera that the (then) Elephant enclosure was totally unacceptable. Things that would have otherwise been edited out of a lot of (perhaps more modern) zoo series.

    I was impressed with the series overall and its foresight to include (the bad and ugly) side as above