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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

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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

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?

Born in the Wild synopsis

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

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