Damien is a 14-year-old male in Ngogo, Uganda. Dominant males coerce females into mating. Damien grooms females and takes care of young chimps while their mothers rest.
MacGregor's Bowerbird (06:06)
A male has built a tower with sticks to impress females. He imitates sounds he has learned to entice a potential mate.
Jackson's Chameleon (05:56)
A male lives high in the trees in Kenya; he must venture to lower ground to find a mate. He courts a female by changing colors and performing special moves. Another male shows signs of aggression.
Males are three times heavier than females. Intense colors are a sign of high testosterone, which attracts females and deters rivals.
Australian Tree Runner Mantis (04:25)
A male must cautiously approach a female from behind if he wants to mate. A female false garden mantis eats a male's head as they mate.
In Malaysia, a male uses his bioluminescent flash to communicate that he is ready to mate. He and thousands of others synchronize their flashing lights to carry the message further.
Argus Pheasant (05:51)
A male in Southeast Asia calls to attract a female. He clears leaves and sticks from the area where he will display his wings to a potential mate.
Purple-throated Carib (05:02)
A male drinks nectar from heliconias as a female collects spider silk for her nest. He allows her to feed in his territory before they mate.
Some frogs in French Guyana need to mate in water. Up to 10 species try to mate simultaneously. Pools on the jungle floor will fill with tadpoles.
Credits: Jungles: In the Thick of It (00:37)
Credits: Jungles: In the Thick of It
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