Born in the Wild
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?