This series follows Giles Clark and family as they head to Sumatra to find out more about Spot and Stripe’s wild cousins and catches up with the tiger cubs as they begin the next stage of their lives.
Zoo-keeper Giles Clark has a lot on his plate – two boisterous kids, an opinionated wife, a couple of rowdy dogs, a cat, a snake, and 12 tigers to look after. He’s just been through the toughest six months of his life acting as a surrogate dad to tiger cubs Spot and Stripe.
Now, Giles has a surprise in store. Donations generated by the cubs are enough to buy two trucks for the Tiger Patrol based in Sumatra and Giles is going to deliver them personally. But he’s not going alone. He’s taking along his wife Kerri and their eight year old son Kynan.
The jungles of Sumatra are some of the most pristine rainforests on the planet, home to clouded leopards, sun bears, elephants and rhinos, not to mention millions of biting bugs and leeches! It’s hot, sweaty and there’s nowhere to plug in the hair straighteners or smartphones. For Kerri and Kynan, it is a million miles out of their comfort zone.
This two-part series follows the Clark family as they travel deep into wild tiger territory, finding out more about the lives of Spot and Stripe’s wild cousins and the other animals in the jungle.
The series also catches up with Spot and Stripe back in Australia and finds out what the future holds for them cubs as they approach their first birthday.
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