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That's Animal

Zookeeper Brendan Walsh brings us behind the scenes at Dublin Zoo with some lucky kids to meet the animals and their keepers. Each episode uncovers a new animal and their habitat.

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Episode 6: Dinosaurs

How amazing are dinosaurs?! They’re all extinct right? Reptile keeper Domhnall guides our explorers through Zoorassic World at Dublin Zoo to find out some new and surprising facts about giant reptiles and more.


22 Sep 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 5: Scimitar Horned Oryx

What exactly is a scimitar horned oryx? They are classed as ‘extinct in the wild’ so in this episode we meet zoo keeper Susan to discuss what Dublin Zoo and other zoos around the world are doing to help. And Their connection to the legend of the unicorn.


15 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 4: Two Toed Sloth

Today Brendan and the intrepid explorers visit Dublin Zoo’s South American House to find out if Sloths deserve the description of being ‘lazy’. What makes sloths so unique? Does being a slow moving animal make it easier for predators to hunt them?


8 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 3: Western Lowland Gorilla

Gorillas are the largest apes, they’re strong yet gentle. Listen to zoo keeper Rachael and find out why males develop ‘silverbacks’ plus learn about gorilla family life, and their forest habitat at Dublin Zoo. What does mobile phone recycling have to do with gorilla conservation? Click play to find out!


1 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 2: Red Panda

What exactly is a Red Panda? Are they related to Giant Pandas? Why are they red? Join Brendan as we find out more about this bamboo eater.


25 Aug 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 1: Asian Elephant

Did you know the zoo keepers add glitter to the elephants feed at Dublin Zoo? Why? Join Hannah the keeper and find out the answer to this and lots of other interesting questions on this episode.


17 Aug 2021

Rank #6

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Coming soon...

Join Brendan and co. at Dublin Zoo in the brand new series from RTÉjr Radio. Presented and written by Brendan Walsh. Produced and edited by Paul Loughran.

13 Aug 2021

Rank #7