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What 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.
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What's the Story?
Survival for different animal babies has many conditions for success in WILD BABIES. Some creatures are born on the beach, others hatch from shells in the grueling snow. Threats abound for penguins, seals, monkeys, and even lions. But love is part of life too. Shot in varying regions on continents the world over, this series gets up close and personal with wild animals, documenting their personalities, and giving them names. How will these babies learn to survive their everyday challenges?
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.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about family life in the wild as illustrated in Wild Babies. What conditions for life must exist to keep a family safe?
Habitats are threatened for the animals in this series, which can be upsetting. How do you cope with news that's disturbing?
Baby animals in this show must exhibit perseverance in order to survive. What do you do to persevere when conditions are difficult?
- Premiere date: May 5, 2022
- Cast: Helena Bonham Carter
- Network: Netflix
- Genre: Educational
- Topics: Ocean Creatures, Science and Nature, Wild Animals
- Character Strengths: Perseverance
- TV rating: TV-PG
- Last updated: May 9, 2022
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