Kalahari Meerkats (Series 2)
NATURE & WILDLIFE
born in the wild
‘Born In The Wild’ explores the reproductive behaviours and biology of the animal kingdom, focusing on the elephant, dolphin, kangaroo and orangutan.
4 x 60'
Episode InformationPresented by anatomist Prof Joy Reidenberg and vet Mark Evans, Born In The Wild explores the reproductive behaviours and biology of the animal kingdom. Focusing on four species, the elephant, dolphin, kangaroo and orangutan we take an in-depth look at how these animals find, fight for and woo the opposite sex. We also explore how they mate, give birth and raise their young in extreme environments. Why do male elephants transform into sex crazed monsters during musth? How do orangutans give birth safely high in the trees? Why is the pregnancy of kangaroos so short? And how do dolphins mate at high speed? These are just some of the themes explored in the series.