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Paul O’Grady’s Animal Orphans

Published: Wed 11 Dec 2013

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“ A young animal learns everything from its parents about how to survive in the world so if it loses its mum it’s got no chance, unless we step in.” Paul O’Grady 
 
Animal lover Paul O’Grady travels to South Africa and Zambia to meet animals that have been orphaned in the wild in this new factual series.
 
He encounters lions, cheetahs, hippos, elephants, baboons and rhinos amongst others who are being hand-reared by humans.
 
Most of the animals he meets have ended up as orphans because of humans, either their parents have been killed by poachers or their natural habitat has been destroyed or encroached upon.
 
Paul gets hands-on helping to care for and rehabilitate the animals and of course makes some new friends along the way.