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Famous Grandma Grizzly Bear Has Twins at 21
A year after her cub was killed by a car in Grand Teton National Park, the local celebrity 399 has emerged yet again—with two cubs in tow.
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6 Fierce Animal Mums That Go to Extremes For Their Young
For Mother's Day, we take a look at some of nature's dedicated mamas—which even includes octopuses and spiders.
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A Baby Gorilla's Mom Was Killed, So This Woman Raised Him
A surging trade in bush meat puts baby primates in peril when adults are killed by poachers.
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Watch a Couple Rescue a Baby Kangaroo From Its Dead Mother's Pouch
The little joey has a good chance of surviving with human care.
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A Mob Of Cute Baby Squirrel Monkeys Born At Taronga
See adorable photos of a troop of squirrel monkeys born at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.
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World’s Smallest Fox Born At Taronga Zoo
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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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