Beloved camel Max develops a large abscess on the top of his head; a marmot prepares for her first classroom visit as an ambassador animal; a peregrine falcon found at the base of skyscraper is brought to the zoo for a health check.
Zoo staff face unexpected setbacks weaning a bright sea lion pup off its mother's milk; the bird team steps in to support a rejected curassow chick; a squirrel monkey visits the dentist.
A markhor goat gives birth to Andre, the biggest baby of the year; a baby bat requires human care before it can be reintroduced to its colony; confiscated lizards destined for the pet trade require urgent medical attention.
Andean bear Bouba returns from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., to reunite with his mate, Nicole; a king cobra is treated; Blanche, a feisty alpaca, is due to give birth at any moment.
A 14-year-old otter is not its usual, energetic self; staff at the New York Aquarium move their sharks to a new exhibit; quirky capercaillies need help producing healthy chicks.
Crate training Nikita the Amur tiger in preparation for her move to Washington, D.C., proves challenging; an endangered Chinese alligator shows signs of being pregnant; staff prepare to release rare New England cottontail rabbits into the wild.
A trio of new penguin chicks are introduced to the pool for their first swim; family dynamics change when the mandrill monkey troop welcomes a new baby; a pair of king vultures are prepped for their big debut at the Queens Zoo.
Peaches, a 2-month-old warthog, charms his keepers while training to become an animal ambassador; a nervous one-horned rhino adjusts to her new exhibit; Willow, a red panda, shows signs of being pregnant.
Keepers introduce three gaur, a large species of cattle, to the rest of the herd; a sickly sambar fawn is rushed to the health center; the bird department prepares for the arrival of great hornbills.
Iray, a red ruffed lemur, is rushed to the health center when keepers discover a wound on its leg; a new exhibit is built for the Pallas' cats, the original grumpy cats; seven baby turtles join the zoo's colony of an endangered species.
A giraffe named Mashengo journeys from the Indiana Zoo to his new home in the Bronx; keepers hand-raise endangered ducklings and release them at the Central Park Children's Zoo; love is in the air for a pair of cloud rats.
Cardiologists try to determine why the geladas are experiencing a life-threatening heart condition; Nile crocodiles are shifted off exhibit for a maintenance project; the elephant shrews are breeding.
A team tests the problem-solving skills of lions against those of snow leopards; Willow, a young red panda, is having mysterious foot problems; the bird department awaits the gender reveal of two new adjutant stork chicks.
A new bison calf has a hard time keeping up with his mom; the bird department prepares a group of Von der Decken hornbill chicks for their move to the Minnesota Zoo; keepers at the Central Park Zoo hope the female snow monkeys accept a new male.