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This charming documentary will have you going ‘Awww!’ for a full half-hour as the special bond between animal mothers and their newborns is caught on camera.

Zoologist Lucy Cooke gets hands-on in this first episode at a farm in the Yorkshire Dales where a distressed ewe is struggling with an unusually long labour.

Lucy also visits Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, where a rare black rhino is preparing to give birth.

But how will this first-time mum react to the arrival of her bouncing baby boy?

With stories of lions, gorillas, alpacas, guinea pigs and more, this six-part series is a must-see for animal lovers.