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Natural romantics

There’s a common assumption that animals pick their partners based only on instinct and that choice or feelings aren’t really part of the equation. Is this correct? Or do animals experience the joy, the nerves, the excitement and the emotion of romantic love, in similar ways to humans?

Using a combination of new and archive footage, this entertaining series explores exactly how animals get a date, how they choose their mate and how they settle down into a relationship.

Discover how flamingos spruce themselves up to attract a mate, meet the alligators who woo the girl of their dreams with song and dance and bonobos who believe making each other laugh is one of the secrets of a successful relationship.

Featuring interviews with top animal behaviourists, Animals in Love reveals the surprising science behind some of these unexpected similarities, offering a wholly fresh look at animal relationships.