Animals and employees from Bronx Zoo star in television series

Posted at 11:37 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 23:44:08-05

Lights. Cameras. Crocodiles.

Animal Planet will premier this Saturday an 8-episode "docu-series" shot last summer at the Bronx Zoo.

It offers a first-ever behind the scenes look at the animals and the employees who care for them.

"The Zoo" airs at 10 p.m. on Animal Planet.

Patrice Andrews, General Manager of Animal Planet, doesn't call it a reality show.

"You can't cue the animals, they're just doing what they're doing," she says.

Jim Breheny the the Bronx Zoo's Director and Executive Vice President of Wildlife Conservation Society.

"They'll get an appreciation for how well the animals are cared for and how we connect these animals to our mission of saving species in the wild," he said.