The Mating Game

Series 1

Series 1, Episode 5 - Against All Odds

4.5 18 x
All life is driven by the need to breed. Yet for a few, the odds of success are overwhelmingly against them, and these animals have adopted the most extraordinary mating strategies of all.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Freshwater: Timing Is Everything

3.0 10 x
Freshwater is often the stage on which millions of animals gather to find a mate, and the cycle of freshwater is the trigger for spectacular mating rituals and fierce competition.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Jungles: In the Thick of It

4.5 31 x
Jungles are home to 80 per cent of all species, but they cover just two per cent of the planet. When animals in these crowded forests want to mate, how do they stand out?

Series 1, Episode 2 - Oceans: Out of the Blue

4.0 13 x
The ocean is where life first experimented with the mating game, and over time this has led to some of the most ingenious mating strategies of all.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Grasslands: In Plain Sight

4.0 80 x
The strategies used by animals to find and defend their mates in the grasslands of Namibia, the Serengeti and Australia. Here, mating strategies are on show for all to see.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 1 - Natural World: The Mating Game

3.0 19 x
David Attenborough narrates a look at the different methods animals use to attract a mate, including a polar bear turning cartwheels to revive a male's interest in her.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 1 - Natural World: The Mating Game

4.0 22 x
David Attenborough narrates a look at the different methods animals use to attract a mate, including a polar bear turning cartwheels to revive a male's interest in her.
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