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OPERATION WILD

OPERATION WILD tells the remarkable stories of animals in need and the dedicated caregivers who push the boundaries of veterinary medicine to help them. The three episodes span the globe and take viewers on a compelling journey

Vets Damien Chase and Sandra Corr, examine an X-ray of a gorilla's arm. Shufai was damaged in the crossfire when his mother was shot for the illegal bushmeat trade in Cameroon.

Vets Damien Chase and Sandra Corr, examine an X-ray of a gorilla's arm. Shufai was damaged in the crossfire when his mother was shot for the illegal bushmeat trade in Cameroon.

Credit: Courtesy of Alice Jones / BBC

Shufai a gorilla is in recovery after the amputation of his arm. The operation was successful and he is looking forward to a pain free life back with the rest of his troop.

Shufai a gorilla is in recovery after the amputation of his arm. The operation was successful and he is looking forward to a pain free life back with the rest of his troop.

Credit: Courtesy of Alice Jones / BBC

A giant panda at Ya’an Bifengxia Giant Panda base in Wolong China, a world leading panda breeding centre.

A giant panda at Ya’an Bifengxia Giant Panda base in Wolong China, a world leading panda breeding centre.

Credit: Courtesy of Helen Quinn / BBC

Some of the 14 baby panda cubs born this year at Ya’an Bifengxia Giant Panda base in Wolong China, a world leading panda breeding centre.

Some of the 14 baby panda cubs born this year at Ya’an Bifengxia Giant Panda base in Wolong China, a world leading panda breeding centre.

Credit: Courtesy of Helen Quinn / BBC

An elephant in Laos who has recovered well from a medical procedure to fix an infected leg.

An elephant in Laos who has recovered well from a medical procedure to fix an infected leg.

Credit: Courtesy of BBC

A baby elephant in Laos at an elephant sanctuary where a larger male elephant was treated for a leg injury.

A baby elephant in Laos at an elephant sanctuary where a larger male elephant was treated for a leg injury.

Credit: Courtesy of BBC

A seal has a mystery illness and undergoes a CT scan at Pretoria University Vet School in order to find out what’s wrong.

A seal has a mystery illness and undergoes a CT scan at Pretoria University Vet School in order to find out what’s wrong.

Credit: Courtesy of BBC

Clare Balding meets young orphaned orangutans in Borneo where one blind orangutan is about to have microsurgery to help her see again.

Clare Balding meets young orphaned orangutans in Borneo where one blind orangutan is about to have microsurgery to help her see again.

Credit: Courtesy of Helen Quinn / BBC

A rescued orangutan relaxes amongst a protected forest reserve in Borneo.

A rescued orangutan relaxes amongst a protected forest reserve in Borneo.

Credit: Courtesy of Helen Quinn / BBC

Vet Steve Leonard with one of the specialist team working at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago as a chimpanzee is prepared for an operation to insert a heart monitor, usually used in people, to help combat heart disease.

Vet Steve Leonard with one of the specialist team working at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago as a chimpanzee is prepared for an operation to insert a heart monitor, usually used in people, to help combat heart disease.

Credit: Courtesy of Helen Quinn / BBC

Ninio, an elephant, has treatment for an infected tusk at Poznan Zoo in Poland.

Ninio, an elephant, has treatment for an infected tusk at Poznan Zoo in Poland.

Credit: Courtesy of Helen Quinn / BBC

Dr. Gerhard Steenkamp, a Dental Veterinarian from South Africa, removes an infected tusk from Ninio an elephant at Poznan Zoo in Poland.

Dr. Gerhard Steenkamp, a Dental Veterinarian from South Africa, removes an infected tusk from Ninio an elephant at Poznan Zoo in Poland.

Credit: Courtesy of Helen Quinn / BBC

Dr. Mike Adkesson, Associate Veterinarian at the Chicago Zoological Society, uses a CT scanner at Brookfield Zoo to scan a tiger who has a nosebleed.

Dr. Mike Adkesson, Associate Veterinarian at the Chicago Zoological Society, uses a CT scanner at Brookfield Zoo to scan a tiger who has a nosebleed.

Credit: Courtesy of Helen Quinn / BBC

Priscilla a Galapagos tortoise, recovers at London Zoo after keyhole surgery.

Priscilla a Galapagos tortoise, recovers at London Zoo after keyhole surgery.

Credit: Courtesy of Helen Quinn / BBC

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