LOVE GOES WILD WITH "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PRESENTS: WHEN ANIMALS ATTRACT" FRIDAY, FEB. 13, ON FOX
We humans think we have it rough when it comes to romance – but in the wild, "dating" can be a lot more complicated. On the eve of Valentine's Day, take an intimate look at some of the wildest, most bizarre and funniest mating rituals on the planet on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PRESENTS: WHEN ANIMALS ATTRACT airing Friday, Feb. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX.
From cuttlefish to cobras, lions to sharks, this all-new one-hour special will take you on a surprising and often humorous journey, with a dash of romance, to reveal amorous behavior you've probably never seen before. A closer look at the animal kingdom reveals all sorts of oddities and unusual sexual practices that take place every day. Anacondas thrash about in a so-called "breeding ball." Male camels attract their mates with a protrusion from their mouths. And male elephant seals can fight to the death to secure their dream mate.
The come-ons of these furred, finned and feathered creatures may not necessarily involve flowers and chocolates – but their flirtations can be just as sweet. The male alligator knows how to woo his mate: He sends out deep, low, rumbling "love calls" that are sure to win over any female in his range. Meanwhile, the male Australian red back spider offers his female the ultimate gift: himself as a meal!
From the animal equivalent of one-night stands to creatures that literally die for love, there's a little bit of everything in the wild.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PRESENTS: WHEN ANIMALS ATTRACT is a National Geographic Television & Film production. Michael Rosenfeld serves as senior executive producer, John Bredar as executive producer, and Stella Cha and Ashley Hoppin are producers.