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News From Zoos
Genre children's
Created by Michael Spivak
Written by Jill MacFarlane
Narrated by Sandy Hoyt
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Producer(s) Michael Spivak
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CBC Television
Original release 18 October 1980 (1980-10-18) – 25 May 1981 (1981-05-25)

News From Zoos is a Canadian children's television series which aired on CBC Television from 1980 to 1982.


This series was hosted by a chimpanzee named Charlie, voiced by Carl Banas who presented news features about animals. Episodes included reports from the Jackson Zoo, where a sable antelope was born, and from the San Francisco Zoo. Animals featured on the series included a Komodo dragon, Chinese giant pandas and a seawolf.


This half-hour series was broadcast on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern) from 20 October 1980 to 25 May 1981. It was rebroadcast on Saturdays in the 1981 and 1982 seasons, and Friday afternoons in mid-1982.

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