NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The Zoo on Animal Planet is giving viewers a look at what it's like to operate the Bronx Zoo in the 21st Century.
Now in its third season, The Zoo chronicles the ups and downs of everything that hops, slithers and crawls through the 265-acre property located 10 miles from Central Park.
“We have 6,000 animals from all over the world at the Bronx Zoo,” Director Jim Breheny said.
One of those animals is Dave, a 15-year-old arthritic kangaroo, who was purchased online as a baby. To reduce inflammation, Dave is being treated with cryotherapy where the temperatures go down to about negative 200 degrees.
"Zoos are really centers of conservation," Breheny said. "We're heavily invested in preserving, sustaining, and maintaining species. We're invested in giving the best care we can for the individual animals we have here but at the same time, we're making sure we're sustaining species here and in the wild for future generations."
The Zoo airs Sundays at 8 p.m.