Wild Babies

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  • TV-PG
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (921)

Wild Babies is a stunning nature documentary series that gives viewers an intimate look into the early lives of baby animals growing up in the wild. Filmed over the course of three years in a variety of exotic locales, this 6-episode Netflix original follows the journeys of lion cubs, baby elephants, little penguins, and more as they take their first steps into the world.

Each hour-long episode focuses on a different species and Documents their crucial early development amid the dangers and drama of their natural habitats. We see the challenges they face and the lessons they must learn quickly in order to survive. But we also see the wonder and joy of new life unfolding. The cinematography brings us right into the heart of the action as these wild babies discover their surroundings, interact with their families and herd members, and experience their environments with new eyes.

In the lion episode, we meet a trio of cubs birthed to a pride in the Maasai Mara of Kenya. From their very first steps out of the den, they have much to learn about this kingdom that will one day be theirs. Their mother teaches them to hunt, but dangers lurk behind every termite mound. The elephant episode follows an adorable calf in Botswana's Okavango Delta as he stays close to his mother and the rest of the herd. He has a lot to learn from his elders about finding food, crossing rivers, and more.

The photography captures intimate animal family bonds, high-stakes predator encounters, and humorous moments of clumsy baby animals finding their footing. There are meals to be caught, skills to be honed, pecking orders to determine. We see the personalities of these wild babies start to shine through. The narration is informative but never overwhelms the stunning visuals. These animal stars take center stage.

By focusing only on the earliest phase of life, Wild Babies gives a perspective on nature not seen in most documentaries. Far from just presenting facts and information, it allows viewers to connect on a deeper emotional level with these animals we rarely get to witness as vulnerable infants. We get to laugh and cry with them, worry for them, celebrate with them. Each episode tells a riveting story full of suspense, empathy, and insight into an extraordinary world. This is blue-chip filmmaking that combines education and entertainment for nature lovers of all ages. Wild Babies is a wildlife viewing experience like no other.

Wild Babies is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on May 5, 2022.

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Stepping Up
8. Stepping Up
May 5, 2022
Grizzly bear yearling Spruce learns to dig for his own clams. Young dolphin Kai perfects his fishing skills. Minnie finally stands up for herself.
Hostile Homes
7. Hostile Homes
May 5, 2022
Pico the penguin has two parents to keep him warm. Teen lion Minnie looks to her pride to fend off a threat. Arctic fox kit Silver learns how to hunt.
Finding Your Place
6. Finding Your Place
May 5, 2022
Orphaned macaque Amma seeks acceptance. Duma's sister Venus saves the day. A cuckoo who hatches in a warblers' nest keeps the adults feeding him busy.
Bonds That Tie
5. Bonds That Tie
May 5, 2022
Baby mongoose Quito needs a mentor to show him the ropes. Sea otter pup Kesari loves being pampered. Wild dog pup Duma leads her siblings astray.
Big Families
4. Big Families
May 5, 2022
In a big monkey family, little Chico must figure out where he belongs. Older elephants look out for Jasiri. Kaya and the cubs meet their father.
On The Move
3. On The Move
May 5, 2022
Baby orangutan Mina craves freedom -- but her mama wants to keep her close. The little lions eat their first meat. A tiny turtle emerges from the sand.
Home Alone
2. Home Alone
May 5, 2022
While exploring the world beyond their den, Kaya and her brothers get lost. Baby pangolin Matengu and his mom look for a new home. Tabo finds a friend.
New Arrivals
1. New Arrivals
May 5, 2022
With his mom away, seal pup Tabo fends for himself. Lion cub Kaya's spots help keep her hidden. Elephant calf Jasiri makes a dangerous crossing.
Where to Watch Wild Babies
Wild Babies is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Wild Babies on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    May 5, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (921)