Moody Beasts

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Moody Beasts

Synopsis

Why would a bull moose cover himself in his own urine? Why would a clownfish change his sex on cue? Why would a marsupial mouse push himself to have sex until he dies? All creatures, including us humans, are consumed by the answer. It's the powerful and mysterious chemical cocktail that's the rocket fuel of life -- hormones. Now, with three spirited one-hour Specials, we explore the secret, primal force that drives the animal kingdom - sometimes to distraction. Welcome to the boggling and beautiful world of Moody Beasts.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Mating Games

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    Nothing makes wild animals wilder. The urge to reproduce is one of the most powerful in the animal kingdom. No wonder it prompts such extreme behaviors. Yet no matter how big, how violent and brazen courtship gets, quietly operating in the shadows of sex is the secret chemical concoction that drives it. A creature in the crushing grip of hormones is a force of nature. Now, in this episode of Moody Beasts, we explore the ins and outs of courtship and reproduction with some of the world's most charismatic, unpredictable and incredible creatures.

  • Ferocious Families

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    The goal of life is simple: take care of your offspring, just enough so they'll survive to adulthood. Now, in this outrageous episode of Moody Beasts, we explore the sheer drama of parenting with some of the world's most improbable and extraordinary creatures. The behavior they resort to is as bizarre as it is boggling. You can't blame mom and dad. The hormones make them do it. Along the way it turns the meek into monsters, and the ordinary into the utterly odd. Hormones are the bait in the parent trap.

  • Teen Terrors

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    What does it take to survive? There's no nurture in nature. The life lessons wildlife gets aren't gentle. Instead, they erupt with a fury the moment a creature's offspring are thrust into the world on their own. Now, in our climactic episode of Moody Beasts, we join animal newbies as they first venture into the world beyond. Confronting challenges that they're hardly prepared for, they act crazy. They make horrible mistakes. Everyone knows that raging hormones make teens into terrors. Wait until you see them gone wild.