Sex in the Wild

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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (31)

Sex in the Wild is a fascinating documentary series produced by PBS that explores the unique and fascinating behaviors of animals in their natural habitats. Hosted by veterinarian Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg, the show is an engaging and informative look at the world of animal sex, reproduction, and courtship.

Each episode of Sex in the Wild focuses on a different species and their particular mating rituals, spanning everything from the iconic and familiar (such as lions and elephants) to the obscure and lesser-known (like skinks and stoats). Along the way, viewers get an up-close-and-personal look at the intricate biology of these creatures, from the complex interplay of hormones and pheromones to the diverse and often surprising mating strategies developed over millennia.

One of the standout features of Sex in the Wild is the engaging and charismatic hosting team. Mark Evans brings a wealth of veterinary expertise and an infectious enthusiasm for animals, making him an ideal guide through the often intricate and complex mating patterns on display. Joy Reidenberg, meanwhile, is a comparative anatomist with a deep understanding of animal biology, and her insights into the structures and mechanisms behind animal reproduction are endlessly fascinating.

In addition to the hosts, Sex in the Wild also features a number of supporting experts and researchers who offer their own insights and observations on the species being examined. These experts range from biologists to zoologists to conservationists, and their varied backgrounds and perspectives add a richness and depth to the show that is truly engaging and enlightening.

Perhaps one of the most striking aspects of Sex in the Wild, however, is the incredible cinematography on display. From sweeping aerial shots of majestic mammals traversing the African savannah to intimate close-ups of insects and amphibians, the show is a visual feast that transports viewers directly into the heart of nature. The camera work is simply stunning, and it captures the drama, beauty, and intricacy of these animals' lives with precision and artistry.

Overall, Sex in the Wild is a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable documentary series that offers a glimpse into the often-mysterious world of animal sex and reproduction. With its engaging hosts, rich supporting cast, stunning cinematography, and informative content, the show is a must-watch for anyone with an interest in the natural world and the incredible creatures that inhabit it.

Sex in the Wild is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on July 16, 2014.

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4. Dolphins
August 6, 2014
Reidenberg heads to New Zealand to examine the mating strategies and anatomies of dusky dolphins, who form groups to mate that leap from the water in unison. Males pursue females and rapidly mate in just two seconds. Watch a dolphin birth and learn how breastfeeding underwater is difficult.
3. Kangaroos
July 30, 2014
The scientists follow a joey kangaroo's birth and its development. In Brisbane, to conserve koala's they use artificial insemination to boost the numbers of koala babies. Reidenberg visits University of Adelaide to find out about a pioneering breeding program to learn about preservation efforts to save the endangered southern brush-tailed rock-wallaby in South Australia.
2. Orangutans
July 23, 2014
Evans and Reidenberg travel to a sanctuary for orangutans in the Borneo rainforest to learn about reproduction challenges of orangutans. The team looks into how the alpha male "kings" have power over other males and seduce females in their territory. Devoting seven years to raising an orangutan baby is key to the species success.
Elephants (Pilot)
1. Elephants (Pilot)
July 16, 2014
Evans and Reidenberg follow pregnant female elephant Kiti, through her baby's birth. Evans travels with a group to trying to control the elephant population, while maintaining genetic diversity, through chemical birth control as Botswana deals with increasing numbers of animals.
Where to Watch Sex in the Wild
Sex in the Wild is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sex in the Wild on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and PBS.
  • Premiere Date
    July 16, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (31)