Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Mostly filmed at the Etosha National Park by wildlife moviemaker Ginger Maurey, this one-hour cable documentary offers intriguing glimpses of motherhood (and sometimes fatherhood) in the animal kingdom. The film shows how baby animals are able to survive and thrive, even with predators and the elements conspiring against them, with the help of their parents. Also shown is the manner in which some beasts kick their young out of the nest early on, while others (notably gorillas) bond for life. The most amazing sequence features a mother cheetah teaching her cubs how to find their own food by dragging home animals upon which the youngsters can practice their killing prowess. Born Wild was a presentation of the National Geographic Channel.