Animal Families

Weekdays at 6.50am

The enchanting series that explores family life in the animal kingdom concludes. From elephants to meerkats, the programme has explored how baby animals cope with the world around them. Wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan introduces the last five episodes of the series.

Just like the human world, the animal kingdom is full of families. In this preschool wildlife series, Michaela Strachan has been busy meeting the youngest members of animal families and exploring how similar they are to people.

Michaela and her young helpers – including her son Ollie – have investigated everything from hairy bears to sea-going penguins. Each programme is themed around a familiar aspect of daily life, such as playing with friends, going to school or having a bath.

Every episode of the series comprises three strands: a story based on the programme’s theme, a tactile wildlife tale that introduces children to animals and a soap-opera-style update on an animal family.

Monday’s episode focuses on climbing. Sophia and Harvey are climbing in their treehouse. Then Michaela takes them to see some patas monkeys, who have a more sophisticated way of scaling trees.

Tuesday’s show looks at animals that jump. Bobby and Charlie pretend to be a kangaroo and a frog, and learn how to bounce on a trampoline. Next, Michaela takes them to meet a springy polecat.

Michaela investigates how animals protect themselves on Wednesday. Jack and Oliver wear helmets when they ride their bikes. Then Michaela takes them to see some porcupines, who use sharp spines to protect themselves.

Thursday’s episode is all about rolling around! Michaela, Bobby and Charlie meet a hedgehog that can roll itself into a tight ball.

In the last episode of the series on Friday, the theme is exploring. Michaela takes Sophia and Harvey to meet some very curious squirrel monkeys. Then they catch up with a family of lion cubs.

Weekdays at 6.50am

Much-loved wildlife expert Michaela Strachan presents the enchanting series that explores family life in the animal kingdom. From elephants to meerkats, the programme investigates how baby animals cope with the world around them. Michaela is joined on her travels by her four-year-old son, Oliver.

Just like the human world, the animal kingdom is full of families. In this preschool wildlife series, Michaela Strachan sets out across the planet to meet the youngest members of animal families and explore how similar they are to people.

Michaela and her young helpers investigate everything from hairy bears to sea-going penguins. Each programme is themed around a familiar aspect of daily life, such as playing with friends, going to school or having a bath.

Every episode of the series comprises three strands: a story based on the programme’s theme, a tactile wildlife tale that introduces children to animals and a soap-opera-style update on an animal family.

Monday’s episode explores how animals use their feet. Michaela takes Jenna and Leanne to meet some lemurs, who use their hands and feet to climb. The girls then hang some new ropes in the lemurs’ enclosure.

Tuesday’s show looks at animals that can fly. Rachel and Ollie make paper planes to see how they soar through the air. Later, Michaela takes them to meet some birds of prey.

Michaela investigates animals that like to hide on Wednesday. Rachel and Ollie play hide-and-seek in the forest. Next, they help Michaela conceal some snacks for an orangutan.

Thursday’s episode is all about how adult animals carry their babies. Jenna and Leanne go to meet some wallabies with Michaela and see how they carry their babies in their pouches.

In the last episode of the week on Friday, Millie and George learn about how animals clean themselves. First, the pair give their dog a bath. Then Michaela takes them to clean a bigger animal – an elephant!

Weekdays at 6.50am

Much-loved wildlife expert Michaela Strachan presents the enchanting series that explores family life in the animal kingdom. From elephants to meerkats, the programme investigates how baby animals cope with the world around them. Michaela is joined on her travels by her four-year-old son, Oliver.

Just like the human world, the animal kingdom is full of families. In this preschool wildlife series, Michaela Strachan sets out across the planet to meet the youngest members of animal families and explore how similar they are to people.

Michaela and her young helpers investigate everything from hairy bears to sea-going penguins. Each programme is themed around a familiar aspect of daily life, such as playing with friends, going to school or having a bath.

Every episode of the series comprises three strands: a story based on the programme’s theme, a tactile wildlife tale that introduces children to animals and a soap-opera-style update on an animal family.

Monday’s episode is all about noise. Michaela meets the loudest animal in the world – the howler monkey. Next, she takes Moya and William to feed some cacophonous lorikeets.

Tuesday’s show looks at swimming. Michaela takes Anna and Luke to feed a family of hippos, who love outings to the pool. Later, they meet a group of elephants who are on their way to the watering hole to cool down.

Michaela, Jack and Oliver learn about dens on Wednesday. They meet a capybara and a beaver, who live together in Drusilla’s Park in East Sussex. Next, they build a hideout for the animals using branches and sticks.

On Thursday, Moya and William play at getting dirty. They cover their hands in colourful paint and make finger paintings. Later, they help Michaela clean out a zebra enclosure.

In the last episode of the week on Friday, Harvey and Sophia find out about animals without hands and feet. The children go on a giant water slide, then Michaela introduces them to some slithery snakes!

Weekdays at 6.50am

Much-loved wildlife expert Michaela Strachan presents the enchanting series that explores family life in the animal kingdom. From elephants to meerkats, the programme investigates how baby animals cope with the world around them. Michaela is joined on her travels by her four-year-old son, Oliver.

Just like the human world, the animal kingdom is full of families. In this preschool wildlife series, Michaela Strachan sets out across the planet to meet the youngest members of animal families and explore how similar they are to people.

Michaela and her young helpers investigate everything from hairy bears to sea-going penguins. Each programme is themed around a familiar aspect of daily life, such as playing with friends, going to school or having a bath.

Every episode of the series comprises three strands: a story based on the programme’s theme, a tactile wildlife tale that introduces children to animals and a soap-opera-style update on an animal family.

On Monday, Michaela investigates the different colours in the animal kingdom. Shaun and Isabel try dressing up as different animals, before meeting some stick insects who use camouflage to help them hide from predators.

Tuesday’s show is all about bedtime. George and Millie meet a baby koala who is trying to find a comfortable resting place in a tree. The children then encounter some big elephant seals who love sleeping in the sunshine!

Wednesday’s show focuses on digging. Bobbie, Charlie and Michaela meet a fox who digs holes to hide his food, and a sea turtle who burrows a hole in the sand to bury her eggs.

On Thursday, Anna and Luke make some waves in a swimming pool. Anna loves swimming under the water, but Luke is not so keen. Then they meet a sea lion who swims and plays under the water.

In the last episode of the week on Friday, Michaela investigates how animals keep out the cold. Reindeer and sea otters have thick layers of fur to protect them, but William and Moya need special winter coats to keep warm!

Weekdays at 6.50am

Much-loved wildlife expert Michaela Strachan presents the enchanting series that explores family life in the animal kingdom. From elephants to meerkats, the programme investigates how baby animals cope with the world around them. Michaela is joined on her travels by her four-year-old son, Oliver.

Just like the human world, the animal kingdom is full of families. In this preschool wildlife series, Michaela Strachan sets out across the planet to meet the youngest members of animal families and explore how similar they are to people.

Michaela and her young helpers investigate everything from hairy bears to sea-going penguins. Each programme is themed around a familiar aspect of daily life, such as playing with friends, going to school or having a bath.

Every episode of the series comprises three strands: a story based on the programme’s theme, a tactile wildlife tale that introduces children to animals and a soap-opera-style update on an animal family.

On Monday, Michaela, Anna and Luke look at how animals use their hands. They meet some squirrel monkeys, who use their paws for finding food, scratching, climbing and jumping.

Tuesday’s show is all about food. Seals love fish, while elephants eat the leaves from trees. Millie and George make their favourite food, pancakes, and feed tigers with Michaela.

Wednesday’s show focuses on running. Baby cheetahs play running games to practise hunting techniques. Isabel and Shaun play running games in the playground at school, and Michaela takes them to meet a real cheetah at a safari park.

On Thursday it’s playtime on ‘Animal Families’! Twins Jenna and Leanne go out to play in the snow. Then Michaela and the girls have fun finding toys for some lions.

In the last episode of the week on Friday, it’s time for a trip to the beach. Oliver and Abby love playing by the sea and making sandcastles. Then Michaela takes them to visit a colony of seals.

Weekdays at 6.50am

Much-loved wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan returns for a new series of the show that explores our similarities to creatures in the animal kingdom. From elephants to meerkats, the programme investigates how baby animals cope with the world around them. For the first time, Michaela is joined on her travels by her four-year-old son, Oliver.

Just like our world, the animal kingdom is full of families. In this preschool wildlife series, presenter Michaela Strachan sets out across the planet to meet the youngest members of animal families, and find out just how similar they are to us.

Michaela and her young helpers will investigate everything from hairy bears to sea-going penguins. Each programme is themed around a familiar aspect of daily life, such as playing with friends, going to school or having a bath.

Every episode of the series comprises three strands: a story based on the programme’s theme, a tactile wildlife tale that introduces children to animals and a soap-opera-style update on an animal family.

In ‘Keeping Cool’ on Monday, Michaela finds out how different animals beat the heat. She travels to the deserts of Africa to find a snake and spider that bury themselves underground, and accompanies a herd of elephants playing in a mud pool.

Tuesday’s show is ‘Swinging’. Who is the king of the swingers? From monkeys to sloths, this episode features an exciting sweep through the trees with the best acrobats in the animal kingdom.

‘Gathering Food’ on Wednesday is all about how animals collect their dinner. From bees gathering pollen to bat-eared foxes digging for bugs, the various ways animals amass their food is explored.

In ‘Drinking’ on Thursday, Michaela investigates the different ways animals drink, from elephants sucking up water through their trunks to leopards lapping from little lakes.

The last episode of the week is ‘Looking Out for Danger’ on Friday. Michaela finds out how animals pick up on peril, from meerkats standing guard to eels moving in and out of their holes in the sand.

Concluding 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.

Sunday’s episode features a grooming session for some chimps; while Kemi and the kids have the dubious pleasure of meeting a hissing cockroach.

On Monday’s show, some wild bears go hunting for food in Romania; Kemi and the children meet a python; and the penguin enclosure is cleaned.

In Tuesday’s instalment, Beth tracks some wild dogs as they put their taste buds to the test; the children handle a giant millipede; and one of the Barbary apes gets lost.

On Wednesday’s programme, Beth hears a group of cheetahs calling in the wild; the kids meet a gecko; and it is playtime for the Barbary apes.

And on Thursday, Beth watches some howler monkeys at play; the children meet a chinchilla;

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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 witnesses bathtime for a group of African elephants; there is a prickly encounter for Kemi and the children; and the captive lions go exploring.

On Monday, the wild rhinoceros go for a walk; Kemi introduces the kids to a kune kune piglet; and the lions learn to hunt.

Tuesday’s edition features a grooming session for some chimps; while Kemi and the kids have the dubious pleasure of meeting a hissing cockroach.

On Wednesday’s show, some wild bears go hunting for food in Romania; Kemi and the children meet a python; and the penguin enclosure is cleaned.

In Thursday’s instalment, Beth tracks some wild dogs as they put their taste buds to the test; the children handle a giant millipede; and one of the Barbary apes gets lost.

And on Friday’s programme, Beth hears a group of cheetahs calling in the wild; the children meet a gecko; and it is playtime for the Barbary apes.

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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 encounters a group of wild dogs learning to hide; and Kemi introduces the children to a barn owl.

Monday finds Beth tracking some mongooses as they hunt for food; while the seals go for a dip.

Tuesday’s edition features a late-night adventure with some hyenas; a close encounter with a giraffe; and a banquet for the captive seals.

On Wednesday’s show, Beth goes on the trail of some vervet monkeys in southern Africa; Kemi gives the children the chance to pet a meerkat; and some mandrills partake in a treasure hunt.

In Thursday’s instalment, Beth watches some bears as they fish for food; Kemi meets a badger; and the mandrills do a spot of cleaning.

And on Friday’s programme, Beth witnesses a pair of giraffes copying each other in the wild; Kemi and the children encounter a pole cat; and it is playtime for the mandrills.

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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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