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Operation Wild

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Preview Big animal medicine as you’ve never seen it before.

Watch Wednesdays, July 1 - July 15, 2015 at 8pm on WMHT TV.

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.

Episode 1 | Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8pm
Learn whether an ingenious idea could help save giant pandas, and if an operation deep in the jungle can transform the life of a young gorilla. Watch as an elephant with a gunshot wound makes an extraordinary journey.

Episode 2 | Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 8pm
Find out how pioneering medicine is transforming ways to tend to animals. See a rhino’s groundbreaking skin graft after poachers stole her horns, and view an orangutan’s micro-surgery to try to restore her sight — and her freedom.

Episode 3 | Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 8pm
Witness extreme dentistry on a five-ton elephant and keyhole surgery on a giant tortoise. Find out if a remarkable invention can help a dolphin swim again.

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