Some wild antics are in store for the newest episode of RTE’s documentary on Donegal’s Wild Ireland sanctuary.
The second episode of Return of the Wild – The Bearman of Buncrana airs on RTE One tonight at 8.30pm.
Tonight, viewers will see Wild Ireland founder Killian McLaughlin grappling with renovations, animal housing and planning problems as he pursues his dream to bring Ireland’s ancient animals back to their ancestral home.
The show will follow some personal events for Killian and his partner Katie, as the two solicitors get married and head off on their honeymoon to Australia. Animals are at the heart of everything they do, and the newlyweds waste no time on their honeymoon as they gather as much information on the wildlife and conservation efforts for their project in Donegal.
Cameras will follow Killian and Katie as they move into their new home and, already, there is a new occupant. They have taken in an abandoned deer, Fia, in the hopes of nurturing her back to health. Sleepless nights are in store for the couple, but more challenges are to come with the sanctuary.
Killian, in need of a break from the chaos, will take a trip down to the Aillwee Caves in Clare where the co-director of the caves, Nuala Mulqueeney, shows him evidence of bear presence.
Anyone who has visited Wild Ireland in the past year will know that three bears are among the stars of the sanctuary, but the newest instalment of the RTE documentary is set to be a fascinating glimpse into how their gripping tale began.
Tune into Return of the Wild – The Bearman of Buncrana at 8.30pm, Thursday, RTE One.