THE PLOT THUS FAR
Presented by anatomist Joy Reidenberg and veterinarian Mark Evans, Sex in the Wild is a four part series that explores the reproductive behaviors and biology of the animal kingdom.
Focusing on four species – elephant, dolphin, kangaroo and orangutan – the series takes an in-depth look at how these animals find, fight for, and woo the opposite sex. It also explores 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? Join Joy and Mark as they travel to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges these species face and gain fascinating insight into their worlds.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Sex in the Wild” gives everyone a chance to stop looking at nude Jennifer Lawrence pictures and get back to watching animals bone. That’s why everyone goes to the Zoo, right? They want to watch the monkeys throw their poo and the other animals hump. Joy Reidenberg and Mark Evans takes us throughout what dictates which animals hump and why. I’m going to try and relay this information to the tour guide on my next visit. Something tells me she won’t care.
The four parts of the series fly by pretty fast. That is as fast as animals boning can be explained to the casual viewer. There’s a lot of science to process and nobody tries to go that collegiate in the discussion. If that wasn’t enough, there are enough visuals to warrant a viewer discretion warning. Think about that before letting your 5 year old watch it.
The DVD comes with no special features. The standard definition transfer is crisp enough. The Dolby track is a supportive surround mix. It’s typical for most documentaries. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans.
RELEASE DATE: 09/09/2014