Born In The Wild

Kangaroo
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Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 2: Kangaroo

Kings of them all, the Kangaroos, thrive in one of the most unpredictable, drought-prone environments on Earth – the Australian Outback. And it’s all thanks to their bizarre way of reproducing. 
We find out why females kangaroos have three vaginas; how male marsupials use sperm plugs to beat the competition; how month-old babies - the size of a paperclip - can climb to a pouch and Joy experiences the extraordinary sight of a new-born kangaroo sucking on it's mother's teat...inside her pouch.

Kings of them all, the Kangaroos, thrive in one of the most unpredictable, drought-prone environments on Earth – the Australian Outback. And it’s all thanks to their bizarre way of reproducing. 


We find out why females kangaroos have three vaginas; how male marsupials use sperm plugs to beat the competition; how month-old babies - the size of a paperclip - can climb to a pouch and Joy experiences the extraordinary sight of a new-born kangaroo sucking on it's mother's teat...inside her pouch.



Episode 1: Elephant Joy and Mark travel to Africa to explore the unique reproduction challenges of the largest animal on land – the elephant.

Episode 2: Kangaroo Joy and Mark are in Australia to uncover the reproductive secrets of some of the strangest mammals on Earth – the pouch-wearing Marsupials.

Episode 3: Orangutan Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of one of our closest cousins – the Orang-utan.

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?

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