Operation Wild

Wednesdays, July 1-15 at 8pm

Join veterinarian teams around the world as they undertake groundbreaking operations to try to save animals’ lives. Find out how pioneering human medicine is transforming ways to look after animals in some of the most remote places on earth. Witness dramatic stories of ingenuity, invention and dedication.

The program integrates archival television and film clips with interviews from lyricist Sammy Cahn, singer/television personality Dinah Shore, film critic Leonard Maltin, and music critic John Rockwell. Performance clips include "It Was A Very Good Year," "Fly Me To The Moon," "Ol' Man River," "Stardust," "Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "I've Got The World On A String," "Come Rain Or Come Shine," "Come Fly With Me," "One For My Baby" and many more.

Episode One - Learn if an ingenious idea can save pandas and if an operation can transform a young gorilla’s life.

Episode Two - Find out how pioneering medicine is transforming ways to tend to animals.

Episode Three - Witness extreme dentistry on a five-ton elephant and keyhole surgery on a giant tortoise.