Wild Babies season 1 review – it takes courage, determination and love to be a baby in the wild

May 6, 2022
Romey Norton 0
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Netflix documentary series Wild Babies season 1


Following 17 animal families, audiences are taken on a journey of survival with some seriously cute babies. 

Netflix documentary series Wild Babies season 1 was released on the streaming service on May 5, 2022.

UK Indie production company Humble Bee Films and Netflix have released a seriously cute natural history documentary series called Wild Babies. In this adorable and informative series we follow the lives of 17 animal families including baby elephants, lions, seals, otters, wild dogs, penguins and many more. We’re taken through their natural highs and lows of their day to day existence. We watch them grow, learn and become their incredible adult selves. 

It doesn’t matter what animal it is, as a baby they are all seriously sweet. Narrated by Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter, there are 8 episodes with a running time of about 30 minutes each, making it the perfect series to binge-watch. 

This series also covers 16 different countries, from Antarctica to Namibia, with outstanding cinematography and footage. Mixed with dramatic, orchestral music and the soft voice of Bonham Carter, this series is a wonderful watch that tugs at your heartstrings. I couldn’t cope with the amount of cuteness on the screen. Hooked from the beginning this series is interesting and it’s very exciting to see the animal kingdom from a different perspective and with a different view. Their vulnerability and dependency on their parents make the series gut-wrenching at times and adds a great level of anxiety for the babies to survive. Don’t worry, there isn’t anything sinister to see, but surviving can be tough. Watching the babies bond with their parents almost made me cry. It almost made me adopt a lot of baby animals too. 

Viewers are lucky that they can see these wonders of the world from the comfort of their own homes, and recently there have been other similar releases such as Our Great National Parks narrated by former President of the United States, Barack Obama, which showcases the natural world and how we need to protect it. Whilst this series focuses on the baby animals, its message is still the same. That we need to protect nature. As humans, when it comes to climate change, we are saying we need to change for our children’s futures. Well, we also need to change for the children of animals’ futures too. 

Overall this series is a great watch and will resonate with broad family audiences from around the world. There is a lot to offer with the history and the science embedded in this documentary, it is something everyone from anywhere and everywhere can enjoy. You’ll love this series if you enjoyed similar shows such as Our Great National Parks, Our Planet, Animal Park, Planet Earth, and Dynasties.

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