New Frontiers

Join the baby animals as they near the end of their first year of life. It’s time for these young ones to branch off from the comfort of their mothers and learn to explore the great unknown on their own.

Meet six baby animals from across the globe. Follow along as they experience joy and hardship, confront near-daily adversities, navigate their habitats, and overcome challenges in their first year of life.

Clips

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth Image

Baby Safina Takes a Tumble

Savanna elephants spend their lives on the move, foraging for food and looking for water.

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth Image

Baby Nyakabara

In Uganda, a tiny miracle is hidden in the last fragment of a once-giant forest kingdom.

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth Image

Bisque and Chowder Become Vulnerable While Feeding

Spotted hyena sisters, Bisque and Chowder, challenge a rival cub for scraps from a kill.

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth Image

Jazir the Toque Avoids Tension in the Troop

Jazir, the toque macaque, learns to use his bigger size to out-muscle lower ranking peers.

Full Animal Babies: First Year on Earth Episodes

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth Image

Testing Limits

Learn how every day brings new challenges for baby animals.

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth Image

First Steps

See how the babies learn to understand their surroundings in their first three months.