BBC's Animal Park & CBBC Roar
Over recent years, Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been home to the BBC series Animal Park, a programme that has attracted thousands of avid fans who want to keep up with the latest goings on in our world famous safari park and stately home.
BBC Animal Park first hit our screens in 2000 and has been attracting millions of viewers - at home and abroad - ever since. Presented by Kate Humble and Ben Fogle, the series goes behind the scenes to investigate the daily goings on and dramas of the animals that call Longleat home.
Animal Park has covered fascinating stories over the years including the very serious impact of foot and mouth and its implications on the day-to-day running of the Estate (2001), the transfer of the Longleat elephants to France (2003), the recovery and return of the Titian Rest on the Flight into Egypt which was stolen from Longleat House in 1995 and many more.
New animal arrivals are always a popular feature of the programme and the series has shown the introduction of three new rhinos in 2003 and three new tigers in 2007. We’ve seen numerous births on our TV screens… from giraffe to lions, zebras to camel, sea lions to marmosets. Not to forget tree felling, chandelier cleaning, lake maintenance and so much more! It all happens at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park!
Now there’s a new TV crew arriving. This year CBBC Roar will go behind the scenes at the UK’s best loved Safari Park to meet the multitude of animals that call Longleat home.
Johny Pitts and Rani Price are hosting the series that takes children behind the scenes to meet some of the world’s most endangered animals and the keepers who care for them. So if you don’t know fruit bats from your ferrets and your tigers from your tarantulas, you soon will. And you’ll find out all kinds of fun animal facts along the way.
With over 100 different species across Longleat Safari Park, plus Animal Adventure, Jungle Cruise and the Bat Cave, Johny and Rani will have plenty of stories to get their teeth into.
The first CBBC Roar series from Longleat – 35 programmes spanning 5 weeks – airs from February 2011. Filming for the next series will commence later in the year.
Need to Know
- Animal Park and Roar are commissioned by the BBC. The BBC decides on broadcast dates, times and order of episodes. If you have any queries or suggestions regarding BBC Animal Park and CBBC Roar then please contact the BBC information line on [email protected]
- The BBC has not made BBC Animal Park or CBBC Roar available on DVD or VHS video at this time.