Born In The Wild

Natural History4 x 60' for Channel 4, PBS

Exploring the quirks of animal reproduction

Presented by anatomist Prof Joy Reidenberg and vet Mark Evans, Born In The Wild (Sex In The Wild) explores the reproductive behaviours and biology of the animal kingdom. 

We focus on four species – elephant, dolphin, kangaroo and orangutan – and take an in-depth look at how these animals find, fight for and woo the opposite sex. We also explore how they mate, give birth and raise their young in extreme environments.

Why do male elephants transform into sex crazed monsters during musth? How do orangutans give birth safely high in the trees? Why is the pregnancy of kangaroos so short? And how do dolphins mate at high speed? These are just some of the themes explored in the series.

Executive Producers David Dugan , Jamie Lochhead
Line Producer Lucy Bilson
Production Coordinator Holly Marlow
Edit Assistant Will Fiennes
Archive Producer Cristina Miro