Sex in the Wild: Orangutans

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Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and anatomist Dr. Joy S. Reidenberg travel to an orangutan sanctuary deep in the rainforest of Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of one of humans’ closest cousins — the orangutan. The team examines how the alpha male “kings” exert their power over other males and seduce females in their territory. Devoting a lengthy seven years to raising a single orangutan baby is key to the success of the species — similar to humans.

Sex in the Wild takes viewers from the Okavango Delta in Botswana to the Australian Outback, and from a Borneo rainforest to the waters of New Zealand, to study animal reproduction in vivid detail.

Sex in the Wild: Orangutans

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