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Red Panda Baby Gets Special Treatment At Taronga
The two-month-old cub is getting constant care from her surrogate mum.
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Meet Baby Animals And More At Taronga Zoo For $1 On Your Birthday
Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is continuing a tradition started last year for its own 100th birthday.
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These Koala Joeys Are The Cutest Thing You’ll See This Year
As the weather gets warmer, two koala mums at Taronga Zoo have their little ones finally emerging from the pouch.
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Meet The Biggest Ever Litter of Baby Meerkats At Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo has welcomed its biggest litter of meerkat pups yet, with six new additions to the little meerkat family.
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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.
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.

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