Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365486689/?Utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=naat_covefullprogram (US Only) “Animal Childhood” premieres May 13, 2015 at 8/7c on PBS. Check your local listings. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/animal-childhood/12200/
In every animal’s life, there comes a time when it must stand on its own two feet, so to speak, and face the world alone. For a few, this happens just moments after birth, with no life lessons from parents to help them, no time to hone their survival skills. Others have the advantage of home schooling under the watchful eye of a mentor or family member. But growing up is never easy, and finding food, avoiding predators and making friends does not always come naturally. These are the trials and tribulations of young animals all over the world, as they prepare to leave home.