Sex in the wild captures and explained animal reproduction in vivid detail
Sex in the wild captures and explained animal reproduction in vivid detail

Dr Stephen Johnston, Senior Lecturer at the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, has contributed to the making of Sex in the Wild. Recently released in the US, this documentary captures and explains animal reproduction in vivid detail. Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and anatomist Dr. Joy S. Reidenberg, experts in animal biology, reveal the natural mating, birth and rearing behaviors of elephants, kangaroos, dolphins and orangutans, all while capturing rare, beautiful footage of these species in their natural habitats.

The scientists chronicle the birth of a kangaroo joey and its development. This episode also explores koala conservation efforts in SE Queensland that use artificial insemination to boost the numbers of koala babies and the extremely unusual reproductive biology of the short-beaked echidna. Reidenberg also visits a pioneering breeding program at the University of Adelaide to learn more about preservation efforts to save the extremely endangered southern brush-tailed rock-wallaby in South Australia.

 

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