A new children's programme filmed at a Devon Zoo has been criticised for making jest of animals.
The Born Free Foundation has called for the new CBBC programme called 'The Zoo' to be axed.
The programme was filmed at Paignton zoo and anthropomorphises the animals - giving them human voices and characteristics.
The children's TV show had caused controversy before it had even gone to air, with the Born Free Foundation, animal welfare charity condemning it.
Although it has been called the 'Animal Magic' of the 21st Century. The charity says it is mis-educational by filming captive animals comicly and giving them emotions that don't exist, and should be scrapped.
Some staff at Paignton zoo disagree.
Paignton Zoo also say the BBC's Natural History Unit team behind the programme, spent more than three months not just filming, but also doing research about the animals.
The Born Free Foundation says programmes of this kind, like Animal Magic, should stay in the past.
Among visitors at Paignton Zoo today, were those who were already fans of the programme:
Some young fans of the programme called it "funny".
The BBC has said it hopes other people will watch the programme too before passing judgement.
Watch Claire Manning's full report below: