Parents' Guide to

Wild Babies

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Engaging, adorable wildlife docuseries has some peril.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Spark real world learning and conversations

A realistic look into the world of wild animals and their life cycles. I’ve seen more violence in “kid” movies, so I felt this was age appropriate and accurate. It outlines the strife that animals face in the wild, changing environments, predators, and tough parental decisions. I love the parallels between human life and animal life, like leaving your kids to get food, stranger danger, letting them gain independence while keeping them safe, relationships with family and outsiders, and life or death choices. I would say that if your littles are mature and can articulate their feelings then this is a perfect intro to real life. I prefer the reality rather than the cartoon versions which give a skewed perspective.

Is It Any Good?

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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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