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NATURE: Love In The Animal Kingdom

Airs Wed., April 30, 2014 at 8 p.m. & Sun., May 4 at 4 p.m. on KPBS TV

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.

NATURE is on Facebook, and you can follow @PBSNature on Twitter. Past episodes of NATURE are available for online viewing.

Enjoy "Exploration Wednesdays" including new season of NATURE, NOVA Making Stuff…, and RAW To Ready, on KPBS-TV beginning at 8 p.m. October 16-Novemeber 6, 2013.

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Nature: Love In The Animal Kingdom Preview

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Gorilla Love Games: Love In The Animal Kingdom

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Dance of the Blue-Footed Booby: Love In The Animal Kingdom

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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).