Born Wild: The First Days of Life

Additional Web and Print Resources

WEB SITES

New York Times – “One Thing They Aren’t: Maternal”
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/09/science/09mama.html
This article features a number of animal mothers that “defy the standard maternal script in a raft of macabre ways.”

Emperor-Penguin.com
http://www.emperor-penguin.com/emperor.html
This Web site posts a detailed account of the breeding and birth cycle of emperor penguins.

Australian Government – Emperor penguins
http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=1931
Here is another good informational site about the emperor penguin, from the Australian government’s Australian Antarctic Division.

Tufts University – Animal Psychology
http://www.pigeon.psy.tufts.edu/psych26/history.htm
For those with a devoted interest in animal learning and psychological development, this site hosted by Tufts University has an in-depth chronology of the most important research on the subject.

Time Magazine – “What Mother Nature Teaches Us About Motherhood”
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,996837,00.html
Time has an article about what we can learn about motherhood from nature.

RELATED PROGRAMS

These NATURE programs also depict life as a baby animal in the wild, across a variety of species.

Arctic Bears

Cheetah Orphans

Clever Monkeys

Penguins of the Antarctic

Prince of the Alps

White Falcon, White Wolf

BOOKS AND PRINT

Bekoff, Marc. The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy – and Why They Matter. New World Library, 2008.

Michels, Dia. If My Mom Were a Platypus: Baby Animals and their Mothers. Platypus Media, 2008.

Mock, Douglas W. More Than Kin and Less Than Kind: The Evolution of Family Conflict. Harvard University Press, 2004.

For our younger viewers, Kingfisher Editors puts out a series of books about baby animals in different habitats, including grasslands, polar regions, rain forests, rivers, oceans, and around our own neighborhoods:
Schofield, Jennifer. Baby Animals in Grasslands. Kingfisher, 2004
Schofield, Jennifer. Baby Animals in Polar Lands. Kingfisher, 2004
Schofield, Jennifer. Baby Animals in Rain Forests. Kingfisher, 2007