A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Looks at the lives of wild baby animals the world over from birth through death. There are many facts about habitat, different species' lives, and the dangers they face.
Love is a universal trait among families. Life can be difficult, but determination, courage, and love are a good recipe for success. Care for the environment. Save animals. Enjoy nature. Nurture young lives. Get out to see life all around you. Work to save habitats.
Positive Role Models
Baby animals must survive many challenges. They may be helped by their families, or they may need to learn to fend for themselves. Parents of many animals are loving, risking their lives to help their kin.
Diversity among animals is highlighted here. This documentary takes place in locations across the globe.
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Violence & Scariness
Animals are hunted, prey is killed, habitats are threatened and destroyed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Animal mating is mentioned.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wild Babies takes a look at the lifecycles of animals in the wild, which sometimes includes hunting, predators, and peril. Baby animals are the main focus here -- mothers give birth to them and nurse them. Babies need to learn to survive, which isn't easy in the wild. Though much of the series is devoted to observing wildlife, the topics of poachers and hunters are touched upon.
Is It Any Good?
As an intimate look at the complex, miraculous conditions required for survival, this docuseries feels very personal. Wild Babies humanizes its subject by giving baby animals names, talking about their clans, tracking their ups and downs. The slightly growly, engaging narration provided by Helena Bonham Carter (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1, Alice in Wonderland) drives the action forward. No promises are made, and there are many dramatic, perilous moments.
A good series to watch with elementary-school kids; teens and adults will find enough drama to entice them to hang with it. The sights and sounds of life in the wild are inspirational. Life on this planet, this show attests, is quite amazing.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.