Moms

How do the maternal instincts of the top ten Moms in the animal kingdom stack up against those of the human world?

Produced by NHNZ

How do the Moms of the animal kingdom compare to those of the human world? Do some of the deadliest predators have maternal, as well as killer instincts?

The Most Extreme: Moms goes in search of the top ten mothers in the wild and pitches their nurturing abilities up against those of human mothers.

With polar bears that sleep through labour, elephants that give birth to 200lb babies, orangutans that build about 30,000 homes in their lifetime and marine creatures that produce 50,000 young, these Extreme Moms put humans to shame!

But which animal will steal the top spot? Could it be the elephant seal cow that puts on 600lbs during pregnancy? Or perhaps the mother alligator that carries its young between her snapping jaws?

Some moms are really cool, but what makes a Mom extreme? We’re counting down the top ten Moms on the planet — so standby for the mother of all programmes, when motherhood is taken to The Most Extreme.

Episodes From This Series

Biters

1 hour / 2002

Smarts

1 hour / 2002

Venom

1 hour / 2003

Birth

1 hour / 2002

Cheats

1 hour / 2002

Predators

1 hour / 2002

Super Senses

1 hour / 2003

Daredevils

1 hour / 2003

Stinkers

1 hour / 2003

Strength

1 hour / 2002

Survivors

1 hour / 2002

Big Mouths

1 hour / 2005

Jumpers

1 hour / 2002

Speed

1 hour / 2002

Swarms

1 hour / 2003

Body Parts

1 hour / 2003

Gluttons

1 hour / 2002

Defenders

1 hour / 2003

Bloodsuckers

1 hour /

Killers

1 hour / 2005

Weird Weapons

1 hour / 2006

Dads

1 hour / 2003

Moms

1 hour / 2003

Fighters

1 hour / 2002

Daredevils

3 minutes / 2006

Earwig

2 Minutes / 2006

Tough Babies

2 Minutes / 2007

Tongue Biters

2 Minutes / 2007

Bloodsuckers

2 Minutes / 2007

Big Mouth

2 Minutes / 2007

Pirate Compensation

2 Minutes / 2007

Lemmings

2 Minutes / 2007

Bodysnatchers

3 Minutes / 2007

A Fly’s Dinner

1 Minutes 30 Seconds / 2007