Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • through the windows.

  • Don't touch the windscreen wipers, please.

  • Hello and welcome to Animal Park.

  • I'm Ben Fogle and I'm Kate Humble in just in case you can't guess we're in Monkey Jungle.

  • Just wondering how much damage these monkeys going to tow this one wears.

  • Leave that windscreen like, Well, we have plenty of animal stories coming up on today's program, including Shandy.

  • The white Tiger needs a major operation.

  • It's touch and go whether she survives, you got your fingers, But you always are Very Jim.

  • I'm at the Giraffe, is having a baby, but the birth is not going well.

  • There were complications.

  • You want two front legs first, but because it was only one leg out, we're worried that her other leg had been called up behind her on Henry.

  • The eighth used to love it.

  • Now I want to play the grandest game of shop hate me in the land.

  • But first we're going up to the Tiger House where there's bean.

  • Some distressing news shandy.

  • The white tiger is ill.

  • A couple of weeks ago, a lump was spotted on her abdomen.

  • It looks like a mammary tumor, and it's growing fast on operation has been scheduled.

  • But while they wait, it's a tense time for the keepers.

  • Shandy is 18 years old.

  • For a tiger that's a ripe old age.

  • She was just too, when she first came here on Keeper Bob Trollop has been looking after her a ll that time.

  • So he knows her pretty well.

  • Welcome to save a Sandy is are mostly always been less intelligent.

  • She seem to you that the one that would chase the parked car I supposed toe chasing a moving car.

  • She's not on Albie.

  • No, Her coloring is a rare genetic mutation.

  • White tigers were once highly prized by the Maharajah's of India, But now there are only about 100 and 50 left in the world.

  • So Shandy is very special on dhe.

  • She took a liking to it.

  • Let's say she was all round it stiff in climbing on it, jumping on it on dhe.

  • I think claim to fame would be the fact that she must be the first white tiger tohave a picture on the front page of the Times which yeah, you read the times very often, but, you know, it was a pleasure to see you on such a well established paper to be an ambassador for tigers and make the the front page of, ah, world famous paper like the Times and you know it's It's great.

  • But now Shanti's life is threatened.

  • The tumor is dangerous enough, but the operation to remove it could be just a cz risky.

  • We'll be back later when surgery begins.

  • Just the proper word for a group of monkeys is a troop, but there's not much discipline or order amongst long lead troop of rhesus macaques.

  • Feeding time has always been a bit of a bun fight.

  • If the food was put down in a pile, the monkeys would squabble, so they used to spread it out all over.

  • But that lead to other problems.

  • Now the keepers have come up with a brand new method, a crafty invention.

  • Still, at the prototype stage, I've come up to Monkey Jungle to help deputy head warden Ian Turner with the monkey feet Morning in.

  • So what's all this about, then?

  • Drain drain by.

  • It's a new device.

  • We've come up with the monkeys.

  • Okay, Why?

  • Why do you have to use one of these?

  • A little because we put the food down in the morning.

  • The Segal's going pencil the food or the buffalo coming, which loitering around us.

  • So how does it work?

  • Then?

  • We got this dry food, which, given the morning, this is a primate.

  • Keep whole maze on the dog biscuits and let you.

  • All we do is Phyllis to book, right monkeys put the round.

  • They can fit in these little holes that their hands can get incoming.

  • Yeah, on the floor.

  • Can't get food on the seagulls.

  • Now, I've seen the monkeys with cars in here.

  • Do they not dismantle it to that?

  • Could not get a big boat.

  • We've got a point would be finished by your home.

  • So the birds were a real passed away?

  • Yeah.

  • I mean, they were probably half of which obviously means we've gotta put twice what threw down his name because taking it on the buffalo.

  • And I suppose you could describe this as being enrichment for the monkeys as well.

  • Because because of this law, that could you pick it up, fill their part now it's gonna take a little bit longer.

  • Has it been working?

  • So what did the monkeys make it when they first supports, literally because of so clever they strike over soon as we drop it off.

  • Now you say they're so clever.

  • I mean, how far away from our schools of mines their brains?

  • That makes it very, very similar.

  • Really?

  • Yeah.

  • One of the things we were worried about was actually money to duel the notes.

  • You can't even it's just getting the holes that were all these made kind of on site here a little.

  • It's just an old piece of drainpipe.

  • Jenna made holes in it.

  • So how often do you actually feed the monkeys?

  • They get this food first in the morning, which we're doing now.

  • Don't get their fruit later on in the afternoon.

  • We gotta do it just a bit.

  • Join us later to see what the monkeys make of their new breakfast.

  • Dispenses Shandy.

  • The white tiger is facing a major operation.

  • She has a mammary tumor that must be cut out, and there's no way to know if it's malignant or benign until after it's bean removed.

  • Right now, Keeper Bob Trollop is most worried about the anesthetic.

  • Last year.

  • Could do had to be sedated when her claws became ingrown on the drug almost killed her today in any and always a risky business anyway.

  • But we could do before.

  • They just keep doing that every five seconds.

  • All right, going very well.

  • She's 18 years old.

  • She might be election.

  • We know it was just one of these things.

  • If we have to sedate your after after severe Shanti's operation took place while our film crew was away, but Bob covered it with a small video camera.

  • Veterinary team brought their equipment too long lead to perform.

  • The surgery in the Tiger House with Sandy's first shaved off the size of the tumor, became more obvious.

  • A specialist surgeon, Zoe Needs, was called in with the Safari Park fat Duncan Williams there to assist.

  • So he is a very experienced surgeon.

  • But of course she's more used to working on domestic cats.

  • This would be her first major operation on a tiger.

  • We tend to take similarities between the cats and the tigers in the drugs that reduce for them the doses that they would have on.

  • I would imagine also the behavior of their tumors as well cats with a memory tumor, they're pretty likely to be malignant.

  • So is a fairly good assumption that it was gonna be a malignant tumor as well.

  • When we got out there on the day and she was actually sedated, it turned out to be a bigger longer than we'd expected, really.

  • But it had to come off because it was also rated, and she was bothered by it.

  • If the tumor turns out to be malignant, then it could spread again from any part of it that's not removed.

  • So So he had to be careful.

  • But the longer it took, the longer Shandy had to be kept under anesthetic.

  • But we had a nurse with us that was monitoring the anesthetic very carefully.

  • So she was able to tell us if her heart rate was coming out or if there was a bit more tone in the Jordan.

  • And then there was previously.

  • I think Duncan did have to top her up a couple of times, but I was so busy with the surgery, didn't really notice what was happening with the anesthetic.

  • As the veteran team worked on the minutes ticked by, You never know how the animal was gonna react.

  • So, you know, do we don't eat your fingers course, that thing's gonna feel right.

  • You look on the bright side, I suppose.

  • But you've always bear in mind the worst could happen.

  • Still.

  • All right.

  • Yeah.

  • We'll be back later to see if Shandy pulls through back in Monkey Jungle.

  • I'm helping in Turner.

  • Put out his crafty new food.

  • Dispenses it is a bit of weight from way.

  • Okay, So you're constantly trying to keep on top of things here.

  • When, when you have for the monkeys, just calm down.

  • Just off a plate, Maur.

  • Environment friendly.

  • I mean, almost looks a bit like a drainpipe.

  • And just remind me how many monkeys there are in here.

  • That's probably now we've got just over 77 adults.

  • Yeah, but lots of babies probably over 120 more cheese in here.

  • We'll be keeping liners making show.

  • You can see some little monkeys, just just nationals.

  • We move away.

  • They'll probably come into that pipe when you put the other one further down.

  • Right?

  • You go down that way and the birds definitely can't.

  • Some birds can't get me.

  • No, it isn't that many birds around.

  • Yeah, we've already put the birds off by doing this right, because they realize that not getting any food from the monkeys, but you'll see him, the monkeys already coming over that way we watch.

  • That puts his own decide and you only get so watch out.

  • Because if you got a massive handful, it won't fade out the hole.

  • And there's definitely no way those water buffalo like they're going to get in there.

  • Well, the only thing that water buffalo do they do roll them about, do not the food out.

  • So they've learned that we're not losing all of it, So it's working to that step accent.

  • Well, Ian, thank you very much, letting me help you with that.

  • Let the monkeys enjoy that.

  • We're up at the camel enclosure to help head of Section Tim Yo on keeper Kirsty Phillips.

  • Give the female camels their daily dose of medicine.

  • But before we do that, we have to separate card in the mail from the rest of the camels, and that is easier said than done.

  • Tim and I are up here in our safe bird's eye view.

  • While Kirsty is doing the dangerous job tips, I can't tell which one Carney is.

  • He used to be much smaller than all the others.

  • He is the dark one that's left in the enclosure.

  • Now that's that's right.

  • And he's with a Lima.

  • Yes, When he arrived here, he was much smaller, actually, than a Lima who's two years younger than him.

  • Yeah.

  • I mean, why do you need to segregate them?

  • Khan is becoming a sexually mature.

  • I mean, he's taking a lot of interest in the female's.

  • Andi subsequently, he does not like us going near them right.

  • There is the possibility that he would be aggressive