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Take a ride with Joy Reidenberg and Mark Evans as they follow the elephant, orangutan and dolphin as they reproduce. The pair thoroughly examines how the biology of these animals work, from mating to raising their young in the wild. They will travel to various parts of the world to uncover the way these animals mate in their various environments. Watch and follow the challenges that these animals face as they are going through labor and trying to raise, protect and birth their young in the various wild areas such as Africa and underwater. The pair will follow a kangaroo and watch as the kangaroo gives birth to a kangaroo joey, and they will follow the aftermath of the birth. Understand how dolphins give birth in the water and how they raise their young in the world full of prey.

The show will give you a different perspective on how these animals respond to their cultural environments and the different troubles that are faced as these animals have to carry their young and protect them from the wild of the environment in which they are in.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on PBS
1 Season, 4 Episodes
July 16, 2014
Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance
Cast: Mark Evans, Joy Reidenberg
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Sex in the Wild Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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