Animal Families - Monday January 21 - Friday January 25

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Continuing on Milkshake! this week is this engaging preschool wildlife series. Animal Families aims to spark young children’s interest in nature and show them that we are not altogether different from our animal cousins. The show is presented by Milkshake! favourites Beth Evans and Kemi Majeks.

Exploring creatures of all shapes and sizes, the programmes focus on how young animals cope with the world around them. Each edition features a number of strands: ‘Wild Animals’ sees Beth filming in southern Africa; ‘Interaction’ sees Kemi give children the chance to meet an animal; ‘Children and Animals’ presents a wildlife story; and ‘Animal Soap Opera’ explores family life for groups of animals at a UK zoo.

In today’s episode, Beth finds herself in bear country, the children make friends with a lizard and a group of lemurs have a picnic. Monday finds Kemi face-to-face with a hippo, and there is more fun with the lemurs.

Tuesday’s edition features snacktime for some chimps, a tortoise rendezvous and a climbing lesson for a group of squirrel monkeys.

On Wednesday’s show, Kemi makes a big new friend in the form of an elephant.

Thursday’s instalment features hungry penguins and a group of meerkats on the lookout.

And on Friday’s programme, Kemi meets a gorilla, while some meerkats search for their mum.

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