Nature’s Miracle Babies

7:30pm Sunday, January 8 on TV One

Join zoologist Martin Hughes-Games as he follows the stories of some very precious babies – precious because they are a vital lifeline for some of the rarest animals on the planet.

Tonight, in the final episode of Nature’s Miracle Babies, Martin follows the most uplifting story of a group of eleven Bald Ibis chicks being taught to follow microlites and fly back to freedom on a breath-taking migration over the Alps.

Over in the USA, he meets Black Footed ferret babies being bred on an industrial scale in the hope of bringing this species back from extinction in a high tech laboratory in Colorado.

Back in Australia he witnesses the heart-warming story of the Bilby brothers, who have gone to extraordinary lengths to bring on one of Australia’s most charming and endangered animals, the rabbit-like Bilby.

7:30pm Sunday, January 1 on TV One

Join zoologist Martin Hughes-Games as he follows the stories of some very precious babies – precious because they are a vital lifeline for some of the rarest animals on the planet.

Tonight, Martin journeys to Tenerife where he meets the world’s rarest parrot; a baby Sifaka lemur fights for its life when infection strikes; and a group of baby numbats are taking their first steps to freedom.

7:30pm Sunday, December 18 on TV One

Join zoologist Martin Hughes-Games as he follows the stories of some very precious babies – precious because they are a vital lifeline for some of the rarest animals on the planet.

Tonight on Nature’s Miracle Babies, Martin follows the plight of an especially threatened species on the Australian island of Tasmania: the Tasmanian Devil, an animal that could be extinct in a generation because of a deadly facial cancer spreading through the wild population.

He meets the keepers, field workers and carers who are desperately trying to give this species a future.

Martin also follows the koala dating game, where a scientific helping hand might save this species. As well, he reports on the success story of the Mauritius Kestrel, once the rarest bird in the world, which has been spectacularly brought back through captive breeding.

7:30pm Sunday, December 11 on TV One

Join zoologist Martin Hughes-Games as he follows the stories of some very precious babies – precious because they are a vital lifeline for some of the rarest animals on the planet.

Tonight, on Nature’s Miracle Babies Martin goes to the Russian Far East, on the trail of the rarest cat in the world – the Amur Leopard, where breeding in captivity could be the species’ only future.

He follows Colchester Zoo’s attempts to breed their leopards for the first time, but with these antisocial and deadly cats, when boy meets girl, if they don’t get on the results could be catastrophic.

Martin also visits Kenya and follows a long-running and hugely ambitious project aimed at re-introducing orphaned elephants back into the wild.