About The Show

We all know those kids who just don't seem to possess any self-preservation instinct. The ones who throw themselves off roofs and climb to the very end of the highest branch of the tree. But humans aren't the only animals whose children seem to defy the logic of survival.

The natural world is full of animal baby daredevils. They can also be brave, messy, stroppy, fussy, tough, gross, precocious, demanding prima donnas and trouble makers.

In Extreme Animal Babies we reveal the different personalities and behaviours of the world's baby animals and find the most extreme examples in each category. The storyline is simple: countdown the ten most extreme babies for any given behaviour or location. The journey to find the answer, however, takes the audience into the complex world of animal behaviour and the reason behind why animal babies do what they do.

It's a fascinating world driven by the battle for survival both learnt and instinctual and the survival strategies run the gamut from awe-inspiring to truly bizarre, with multiple surprises in-between.

Endangered Eastern Quoll Babies Seen For The First Time In Decades loading...
Endangered Eastern Quoll Babies Seen For The First Time In Decades
In a wildlife sanctuary near Canberra, eastern quoll pups have joined a thriving menagerie of protected species.
Watch a Rescued Baby Wombat Bond With His Caretaker loading...
Watch a Rescued Baby Wombat Bond With His Caretaker
Saved at four months old after his mother was hit by a car, George the wombat will eventually return to the wilds of Australia.
Meerkat Mayhem! Meet Taronga Zoo’s Newest Baby Animals loading...
Meerkat Mayhem! Meet Taronga Zoo’s Newest Baby Animals
Keepers are celebrating the birth of the second litter of pups this year.
Rare White Lion Cub Born at Zoo loading...
Rare White Lion Cub Born at Zoo
The cub's parents have normal coloring, suggesting the rare coat arose from a recessive gene.
Unbelievably Cute Pictures of Rescued Baby Sloths loading...
Unbelievably Cute Pictures of Rescued Baby Sloths
In her new book, Slothlove, photographer Sam Trull brings us inside a sloth rehab center in Costa Rica.
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Good News for Cougars: More Kittens Found Near Big City
Two new litters tucked away in the Santa Susana Mountains are a good sign for the population, which lives not far from Los Angeles.

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