Parents in the Wild

Nature & Wildlife 2 x 52' 2023 4K

"Parents in the Wild" takes viewers on a mesmerizing journey into the enchanting realm of wildlife parenting. In the first part, directors Annette Scheurich and Moritz Mayerle explore the universal instinct of nurturing offspring, showcasing the diverse mating and nesting rituals across mammals, insects, and birds. From the birth of squirrels to the tender moments of a grey seal pup's arrival, the film captures the profound beauty of parental love in the heart of nature. In the second part, "Parents in the Wild - Mission Offspring," the focus shifts to the remarkable strategies employed by wild parents for the survival of their young. From devoted king penguins and cooperative storks to solitary mother bears and communal mantled guereza monkeys, the documentary unveils the extraordinary lengths animals go to ensure the welfare of their offspring. With stunning visuals and captivating narratives, this two-part series offers a compelling insight into the intricate world of wild parenting, inviting audiences to marvel at the resilience and ingenuity of nature's caretakers.

Produced by

Marco Polo Film


English, French, German


WDR, arte

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