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"Nature’s Miracle Orphans" on BBC Earth

Photo Credit: BBC Earth

Photo Credit: BBC Earth

A heartwarming and emotional series following the work of animal rescue centres around the world and meeting the extraordinary people who help all sorts of wild orphans get back on their feet.

Growing up in the wild is always tough – and every young animal relies on its parents to protect and nurture them through the dangerous early phase of life. But how do young animals survive when they’ve lost their mums? 

Over the last few years there have been huge leaps in our understanding of how to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned wildlife. Sometimes the only way to learn techniques to help raise and rehabilitate wild orphans is through trial and error. But the triumph and heartbreak that comes with it creates an emotional rollercoaster for the human carers dedicated to saving these vulnerable animals. 

Nature’s Miracle Orphans follows the different stages of caring for these little heroes; from rescuing and tending to young babies in the early stages of life, to teaching them how to look after themselves, and finally looking to the future when, hopefully, they will one day be released back into the wild.

BBC Earth is on Starhub Channel 407.