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From elephants to kangaroos, dolphins and orang-utans, Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg explore the wonderful and occasionally weird ways that animals make babies in hostile environments

About the Show

From elephants to kangaroos, dolphins and orang-utans, Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg explore the wonderful and occasionally weird ways that animals make babies in hostile environments

Series 1 Summary

Veterinary surgeon Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg explore the wonderful and occasionally weird ways that animals make babies

  • Episode 1 - Elephant

    Joy and Mark visit Africa to investigate the unique reproduction challenges of the largest animal on land: the elephant

  • Episode 2 - Kangaroo

    Joy and Mark visit Australia to uncover the reproductive secrets of some of the strangest mammals on Earth: the pouch-wearing marsupials

  • Episode 3 - Orang-utan

    In Borneo, Joy and Mark explore the reproduction challenges of one of our closest cousins, the orang-utan. Orang-utans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy.

  • Episode 4 - Dolphin

    Joy and Mark investigate the reproductive secrets of marine mammals. How do animals that breathe air manage to mate, give birth and raise their young underwater?