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NATURE: Love In The Animal Kingdom

Airs Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Two ring-tailed lemurs in an embrace.

Credit: Courtesy of ©Rosie Thomas/BBC

Above: Two ring-tailed lemurs in an embrace.

Animals dance, sing, flirt and compete with everything they’ve got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. Can we call these bonds love? In this delightful, provocative look at the love life of animals, watch the feminine wiles of a young gorilla, the search for Mr. Right among a thousand flamingos, the open “marriages” of blue-footed boobies, the soap opera arrangements of gibbons and all the subtle, outrageous, romantic antics that go into finding a partner.

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Ring-tailed male lemurs find a mate by outstinking each other, covering their long tails with aromatic secretions and waving them around to find out which animal is dominant. Love in the Animal Kingdom premieres Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 8/7c (check local listings).

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