The Keepers

The Keepers

Chronicling the joys and stresses experienced by San Diego Wild Animal Park employees.

Episode Guide

  • The Keepers - Gorilla Escape (Episode 41)
    Episode 41:

    Gorilla Escape

  • The Keepers - San Diego Animal Park (Episode 40)
    Episode 40:

    San Diego Animal Park

  • The Keepers - Malayan Sambar Fawn; Indian Rhino (Episode 39)
    Episode 39:

    Malayan Sambar Fawn; Indian Rhino

    Keepers at the San Diego Wild Animal Park care for a Malayan sambar fawn and introduce a tiny Indian rhino into its new habitat.

  • The Keepers - The Keepers (Episode 38)
    Episode 38:

    The Keepers

    When a 250-pound gorilla escapes from her exhibit, it is up to the vets and keepers to get the ape back to her enclosure.

  • The Keepers - The Keepers (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    The Keepers

    A keeper trains all manner of birds to participate in the World of Birds show.

  • The Keepers - Handle With Care (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Handle With Care

  • The Keepers - Adapting to the Wild (Episode 35)
    Episode 35:

    Adapting to the Wild

  • The Keepers - Home Sweet Home (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Home Sweet Home

  • The Keepers - Above and Beyond (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Above and Beyond

  • The Keepers - The Keepers (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    The Keepers

    An inspiring look at how keepers at the San Diego Wild Animal Park care for a Malayan Sambar fawn.

  • The Keepers - The Keepers (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    The Keepers

    The pygmy hippos are leaving their winter quarters for the sunny climes of the outside paddock.

  • The Keepers - World of Birds; Tiny Antelope (Episode 30)
    Episode 30:

    World of Birds; Tiny Antelope

  • The Keepers - Learning Curves (Episode 29)
    Episode 29:

    Learning Curves

  • The Keepers - Going the Extra Mile (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    Going the Extra Mile

  • The Keepers - Anything but Routine (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Anything but Routine

  • The Keepers - The Keepers (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    The Keepers

    The amazing tale of a southern white rhino that's being hand-raised by keepers at the Animal Care Centre.

  • The Keepers - The Keepers (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    The Keepers

    There's a joyful reunion for Vila, a lowland gorilla after an operation, and a zebra is shipped to another zoo to propagate the species.

  • The Keepers - Tough Love (Episode 24)
    Episode 24:

    Tough Love

  • The Keepers - Arrivals of the Species (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    Arrivals of the Species

  • The Keepers - Wild Things (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Wild Things

  • The Keepers - The Zoo Crew (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    The Zoo Crew

  • The Keepers - Head to Toe (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Head to Toe

  • The Keepers - Behind the Scenes (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Behind the Scenes

  • The Keepers - Helping Hands (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    Helping Hands

  • The Keepers - On the Move (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    On the Move

  • The Keepers - Planned Parenthood (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Planned Parenthood

  • The Keepers - Human Touch (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Human Touch

  • The Keepers - Teamwork (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:


    Leaf cutter colony gets landscaping; rhino pedicure.

  • The Keepers - Health and Fitness (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Health and Fitness

    A sensible diet, regular exercise and frequent checkups are essential to the health of the zoo's animals.

  • The Keepers - More Than Meets the Eye (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    More Than Meets the Eye

    Examining unique roles played by a variety of human specialists and animals at the zoo.

  • The Keepers - Better Living Through Science (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Better Living Through Science

    Saving endangered species; young rhinos; birth control; animal sperm bank.

  • The Keepers - Quality of Life (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Quality of Life

    Besides making sure they're fed, keeping animals happy includes efforts such as mental stimulation called "enrichment.".

  • The Keepers - They Come in All Sizes (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    They Come in All Sizes

    Training helps when giving an Asian elephant a pedicure.

  • The Keepers - Lifelong Learning (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Lifelong Learning

    Keepers receive an ongoing education; an Indian gaur, the park's most aggressive species, is immobilized.

  • The Keepers - Watch and Learn (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Watch and Learn

    Veterinarians work with keepers to monitor the health and safety of the park's 3,700 animals.

  • The Keepers - Mother's Day (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Mother's Day

    Raising animals at the wild animal park when natural mothers cannot do the job; fostering motherhood among cheetahs.

  • The Keepers - Born and Raised (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    Born and Raised

    Keepers raise a white rhino; caring for vultures, ostriches and hornbills.

  • The Keepers - Instructions All Around (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    Instructions All Around

    Infertile lowland gorilla rejoins family.

  • The Keepers - Creature Comforts (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Creature Comforts

  • The Keepers - We Do More by 10:00 A.M. (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    We Do More by 10:00 A.M.

    It takes lots of manpower to keep the zoo running so it appears that wildlife is roaming free of man's influence.

  • The Keepers - Babes in the Woods (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Babes in the Woods

    San Diego Wild Animal Park employees' joys and stresses. This episode: Keeper Gloria Kendall watches over a fawn.