Animal Odd Couples

Animal Odd Couples

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Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub; a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo; a black crow parenting a meerkat. This film will look at these remarkable relationships first hand, and through caregivers, biologists and animal behaviorists, explore what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.
Copyright Date: ℗2012
ISBN: 9781608838158
Branch Call Number: J TV DVD 591.5 Ani
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm.
Alternative Title: Nature (Televiion program)
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
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ManMachine
Sep 05, 2019

If you don't believe that animals (other than human) can actually emote genuine feelings of friendship towards each other, then, this inspiring nature documentary will certainly convince you otherwise.

Featuring plenty of excellent close-up photography - This insightful and educational PBS presentation travels to various zoos and animal sanctuaries where the curios viewer is introduced to different pairs of cross-species animals who have formed deep bonds of friendship with each other.

All-in-all - When it comes to better understanding animal behavior - "Animal Odd Couples" is certainly a step in the right direction.

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Derringer
Jul 26, 2019

If you like watching "feel-good" documentaries about animals, then, this "Animal Odd Couples" presentation is sure to put a bright, happy smile on your face in no time flat.

In this enjoyable, 60-minute program - The viewer is taken to various zoos and animal sanctuaries where the resident keepers encourage friendly, cross-species relationships between animals who you'd least likely expect would actually bond as playmates with each other.

All-in-all - "Animal Odd Couples" is certainly well-worth your time to view.

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willpell
Jul 05, 2019

This is a fairly enjoyable collection of animal footage, but it pushes the propagandic "animals are people too" angle a little too hard, to the point where the sentimentality interferes with the program's ability to entertain. It also focuses most on some of the least interesting partnerships - we see an owl with a cat one time, but learn nothing more about them, while one dog-plus-X "friendship" after another is extensively detailed. Possibly the most interesting creature in the flick is PBS commentator Temple Grandin, who self-identifies as autistic before launching into an "animals are people" rant; coming from her, I almost believe it.

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maipenrai
Jun 05, 2019

Beautiful documentary. Abby Tabby says "duh - of course animals have emotions and form attachments!!" Enough said Kristi & Abby Tabby

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ThomasJWhiting
Sep 17, 2018

VERY GOOD 2012 PBS hour long examination of interesting combinations of cross species friendships - the tortoise and the goose couple was particularly fascinating for me.

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akirakato
May 28, 2015

This is a 2012 documentary about cross-species relationships.
It is a fascinating, heart-warming, thought-provoking and inspirational documentary.

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miaone
Sep 30, 2013

If you've ever loved a pet, you probably already believe animals have feelings. You probably already think the old scientific view that only humans can form long-lasting emotional bonds is nonsense. So you might not learn anything new here, but it might just solidify what you already believe about animals, which is, for me, that many of them have emotional lives, and depths of feelings, just as complex as those of humans.
Watching this video is definitely good for the human heart.

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Keogh
Apr 11, 2013

Explores the concept of social bonds and friendships, both within species, but mostly between different species. The documentary mostly looks at animals raised together in zoos, sanctuaries, rehab facilities, and so on, exploring how different species of animals can form close friendships. While the program primarily dwells on mammals, it extends to other animal life. Interesting and surprising, particularly given that in other circumstances, the friendships herein would seem unlikely.

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libraryeri
Aug 05, 2013

libraryeri thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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