Born to be Wild … A brand new 10 part series by Maramedia for BBC Scotland.

Born to be Wild … A brand new 10 part series by Maramedia for BBC Scotland.

30th July 2018

Maramedia has secured an exciting new 10 part series from BBC Scotland.

Life at the Scottish SPCA – the biggest and most advanced wildlife hospital in Britain where thousands of wild animals from otters and seals to robins, to Pine martens and eagles make the journey from hospital admission back to the wild and stunning landscapes of Scotland.

The Scottish SPCA National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Alloa, Fife is the biggest and most advanced wildlife hospital in the UK. Every year nearly 10,000 wild animals pass through its doors. But what happens when the patients are discharged?

In this landmark series, cameras will  go behind the scenes for the first time as injured and sick animals make their heart warming journey to recovery and eventually back to the wild landscape in which they were born.

Scotland’s landscapes are some of the most stunning and diverse in Britain – home to our most iconic and most loved animals. This exciting new series will feature a host of loveable characters from otters to orphaned baby fox cubs, badgers to eagles, white baby seals to hundreds of hungry hedgehogs. It’s a race against time to asses, treat and cure each unique case before ensuring they are fit to face the rigours of the wild.

Beautifully filmed in stunning Scottish surroundings, it’s a heart warming watch as Britain’s best loved animals make a tear jerking journey back to their wild home.

A staggering over 5 thousand animals  are returned to the wild successfully each year, after bespoke and careful treatment and a re-wilding programme.

Many are still babies and without a wild family it’s the centre staff who must use their warmth, expertise and dedication to bring up these young wild orphans before ensuring that they forget all about their human surrogate parents and return to their true wild behavior.

Produced by Maramedia, Scotland’s leading producers of natural history documentaries, the series showcases the stunning scenery and wildlife of Scotland and uses top-end natural history filming techniques. The series is a BBC Scotland commission with ITVG as international distributor.

The series is currently in production and will be delivered to the BBC towards the end of 2018.

To follow behind the scenes stories of the production, follow Maramedia and Scottish SPCA social channels: #borntobewild / d@mara_media

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