Operation Wild is a landmark, three-part series that joins veterinary teams around the world as they undertake groundbreaking operations to save the lives of animals.
Using pioneering medicine made for humans, these vets are transforming the way we can look after animals in some of the remote places on Earth - from creating a prosthetic dolphin tail to performing a skin graft on a rhino that was attacked by poachers. It takes more than just high tech medicine to treat the biggest animals on the planet - these are dramatic stories of ingenuity, invention, and dedication.
Operation Wild: Story Summary
Gorilla - Arm amputation, Cameroon.
Seal - CT scan and operation to remove blockage in the nose, National Zoo of South Africa, Pretoria South Africa.
Orangutan - Cataract operation, Indonesia.
Endangered Vulture - Wing damage, Kite Festival, India.
Moon Bear - Hydrocephalus, Laos.
Elephant - Gun shot wound, Laos, Elephant Hospital.
Elephant - Tusk removal, Poland.Tiger - MRI scan for nosebleed and suspected tumor, Brookfield zoo, Chicago.
Galapagos tortoise - Liver infection, London Zoo.
Leopard - Caught in a snare, South Africa.
Giraffe- Snare to leg. Caught and rescued, South Africa.
Chimps - Heart monitors fitted, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago.
Lion - Spinal problem, South Africa.
Rhino - Skin graft, South Africa.
Rhino - Horn infusion, South Africa.
Panda - Babies being born and MRI scan of an older mother, China.
Alligator - Digestive problems, Everglades Outpost with Florida vet .
Florida Panther- Operation to remove swelling on its spine (Panther dies) N.B. In Florida they call this cat a Florida Panther, where Osceola was from (Oregon) they call it a cougar or a puma. Palm Beach Zoo, Florida.
Production Year: 2015
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen