Naomi Watts to narrate Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo

Nine’s upcoming observational series Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo has a star narrator in Naomi Watts.

Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo is a new documentary series that will give viewers on Nine a look behind the scenes at what it takes to run one of the world’s most famous and magnificent zoos.

Naomi Watts returns to Australian television as the narrator of Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo. An avid animal lover, the star of Mulholland Drive was named a Centenary Ambassador for Taronga Zoo when it celebrated its one hundredth year in 2016.

As Taronga Zoo completes some of the biggest changes in its history there has never been such an exciting time to show Australia what makes this magical place tick.

No part of Taronga’s sprawling 21 hectares – set on spectacular Sydney Harbour – is off limits in this gripping series which tracks the 240 keepers and vets who care for more than 5000 animals.

Millions of visitors from Australia and around the world pass through the zoo’s gates every year to get a glimpse of some of the most amazing creatures on the planet. But what they don’t see is the incredible, groundbreaking work that goes on behind the animal exhibits – until now.

No two days are the same as our cameras capture all aspects of zoo life, from celebrating a giant tortoise’s 103rd birthday to the complex logistical task of transporting a platypus to San Francisco Zoo.

Throughout the series we’ll meet the zoo’s own “CSI” team in the morgue. We’ll be there to see how Taronga rehabilitates injured wildlife; the special breeding programs for all sorts of animals, from chimpanzees and furry penguins to gorillas and turtles; and the tricky job of working out how to save the smile of a crocodile.

We will also get up close with the dedicated staff at Taronga who are a rare breed themselves, with their mix of world-class expertise and laidback Australian spirit. They show us exactly what it takes to run one of the greatest conservation success stories in the world.

Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo is coming soon to Nine