Kenya’s breathtaking conservancy Ol Pejeta is one of the last remaining untamed places on Earth and one of the most important wildlife conservancies. A vast open wilderness that protects any animal within its 90,000 acres, Ol Pejeta is home to a wide range of species, from elephants, rhinos, hippos and lions to hyenas, ostriches and cocktail ants. Ol Pejeta is the setting for this new series, taking viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of an incredible cast of 13,000 wild animals. The animals’ stories are told by the people who know them best – a team of dedicated rangers who live and work side by side with the creatures that they help to protect. With unprecedented access, this series reveals on an epic scale the huge emotional investment and the genuine physical danger that staff experience working to protect some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful creatures. Narrated by actor Andrew Scott, each episode explores stories of birth, life and death. In this episode, hyena cub and runt of the litter Neville is always last in the dinner queue. But then he spots a dead antelope. In the protected area, zebra foal Theo is threatened by a leopard who has stolen into the herd’s enclosure. And ‘teenage’ rhino Vumbi, who’s reluctant to leave his mother, is encouraged by rangers to strike out on his own to find a mate.
Secret Safari: Into The Wild – Tuesday 8pm on Channel 4