BBC cameraman headbutted in the nuts by Cecil the angry sheep during his Animal Park segment (video)

There is an excellent BBC documentary series called Animal Park, about the animals and keepers at the famous Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, England.

The series has been running since 2001.

And, while it is often full of cute animals, and lots of scenes where you just go “Awwwwwww”, it has its moments of hilarity too.


Take a scene out of this summer’s Animal Park Summer Special 2019, which featured Cecil, a rare Cameroon sheep from Africa.

“I don’t know whether they’re fearsome, do you? This one looks rather lovely,” said Kate Humble the BBC TV presenter, as Cecil ran up for some snacks.

Cecil, however, is apparently a bit too big for his woolly britches.

Something the keeper had commented on just a few seconds into the segment, when she talked about the sheep and his three brothers — all of whom are being kept in the same enclosure.


“They’re getting a little too confident now. So we kinda have to teach them manners”.

Not long afterwards, and Cecil headbutted the keeper hard in the knee as nobody was paying attention to him, causing her to shriek “Ow!!”.

Of course, he calmed down a little bit when Kate Humble decided to give him a little brushing, but then got bored so wandered off to see what the BBC cameraman was doing.

A few seconds later, and Cecil had headbutted the cameraman in the nuts.

He folded over with a look of excruciating pain on his face, Cecil glanced at him nonchalantly for a minute, then wandered back to the two women to see if there were any more snacks.

Well, you know what they say about not working with children or animals!

Michelle Topham