Animal Odd Couples

Animal Odd Couples

DVD - 2013
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Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding tiger cub, a giant tortoise snuggling with a baby hippo, a black crow parenting a meerkat. Look at these remarkable relationships first hand, and through caregivers, biologists, and animal behaviorists. Explore what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2013]
ISBN: 9781608838158
1608838153
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Nature (Television program)

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akirakato
May 28, 2015

This is a 2012 documentary about cross-species relationships.
It is a fascinating, heart-warming, thought-provoking and inspirational documentary.

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miaone
Sep 30, 2013

If you've ever loved a pet, you probably already believe animals have feelings. You probably already think the old scientific view that only humans can form long-lasting emotional bonds is nonsense. So you might not learn anything new here, but it might just solidify what you already believe about animals, which is, for me, that many of them have emotional lives, and depths of feelings, just as complex as those of humans.
Watching this video is definitely good for the human heart.

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Keogh
Apr 11, 2013

Explores the concept of social bonds and friendships, both within species, but mostly between different species. The documentary mostly looks at animals raised together in zoos, sanctuaries, rehab facilities, and so on, exploring how different species of animals can form close friendships. While the program primarily dwells on mammals, it extends to other animal life. Interesting and surprising, particularly given that in other circumstances, the friendships herein would seem unlikely.

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libraryeee
Aug 05, 2013

libraryeee thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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