Dinosaur Eggs and Babies

2004 ,    »  -   8 Comments
Ratings: 8.68/10 from 22 users.

Dinosaur Eggs and BabiesDiscoveries of dinosaur eggs, nests, and even embryos, are providing new evidence to unlock the mysteries of dinosaur reproductive behavior.

This educational program explores the mysteries of dinosaur reproduction with animation and interviews with renowned dinosaur experts including Robert Bakker, Philip Currie, Mark Norell, and others.

Were dinosaurs social animals? Did they care for their young? What was life like for baby dinosaurs? These are some of the intriguing questions addressed in this informative program.

In this educational program that seeks to uncover the mystery of dinosaur reproductive behavior, interviews with experts scrutinize the scientific discoveries and ponder just how dinosaur parents birthed and cared for their offspring.

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8 Comments / User Reviews

  1. dmxi

    so this answers what came first....the 'hen or the egg'?

  2. PaulGloor

    Its hard to imagine a large bodied dinosaur brooding over a nest and feeding its young. Easier to imagine them as precocial, perhaps a crossing point from reptilian to our modern avian nesting and brooding behavior.

  3. wald0

    Amazing, and extremely informative!! I've got dino fever agian. I much prefer these kinds of documentaries to these animated dino dramas- you know the ones that always have some mom giving birth to a super cute little dino that has to face endless adversity to survive- basically The Land Before Time in CG.

  4. Imightberiding

    Am I the only person who watched this & as always with these kinds of presuppositional apologetics towards "all things dino" thought it completely absurd? Come on people. I dare you to dig up my great grandparents, grand parents, & father's bones (my mother excluded) & then make a convincing argument that they were caring parents.

    At the risk of coming across as completely cynical, what the H-E-double hockey sticks does anyone think they are doing when they think they can ascribe emotional behavior to fossils?

    Good doc & informative but I draw the line at emotional analysis & parenting behavior unless there is an existing offspring to testify. Sure, I have parenting issues just like the rest of you but I find these kind of productions stretching at the least. Nice fantasy though.

    I agree with wald0, don't waste your time on all those animated CG dino films. You're better off watching a much better produced Disney fantasy production that has some drama written into the script.

    OK, I'm bitter, so what? This whole idea is a nicely wrapped up theory, but far from reality. Never was a huge dinosaur freak. As always though, thanks for another entertaining doc Vlatko.

  5. dewflirt

    Crocodiles look after their young without eating them :)

  6. Imightberiding

    Gotta go to bed now but just saw your response.

    What are all the mother crocs eating but other animals eggs etcetera. That leaves nothing to say about the appetite of all the other hungry dinosaurs, sharks, crocs, & alligators roaming around looking for a tasty lunch.

    Have a nice sleep snuggled up next to your cuddly dinosaur pet.

    I don't know. Maybe a nice domesticated dog or cat after thousands of years of breeding to our specifications might be a little more appropriate. Good on you if you think you can have a good nights sleep curled up next to a croc , shark or gator. They do make such cute pets after all don't they?

    Just never got the whole dinos are cute thing. Raised on & around a farm environment & saw what chickens did to each other after a taste of blood. Same with pigs. These are animals far more progressed or advanced than dinosaurs & yet you would never think them cute or cuddly in a pet sense. I will admit I was always fond of the pigs. Actually quite smart & clean but ultimately blood thirsty like the rest of us.

    Sweet dreams my friend. Boo! ... Did I scare you? Happy Halloween.

  7. terryrret

    until they hatch

  8. Deus Ex Saurian

    What a relief to see a science documentary from the age just before the present one where, sadly, every last media product's major goal has become not to educate but to shove state-mandated diversitopia down the viewer's throat, or pump some rock star scientist whose agenda is to sell Science Lite to the masses.

    In this one, the big guns of dinosaur paleontology (Bakker, Currie, Norell) talk about what their work involves, the history of it, the field methods, the findings, and the ongoing human struggle to understand these enigmatic and appealing creatures. And yet even families can watch this together. These research and field experts don't talk down and don't talk past. They explain complicated concepts easily and with warmth and enthusiasm. I could easily have watched and enjoyed this documentary starting at about age 10.

    Of course one watches something like this for the money shots of the baby dinosaurs. The one in the egg holding its beak with its "hands" really got to me. When our pet sun conure gets especially cuddly and wants us to skritch his head, he bunches down and hold his beak in his talons exactly like that.

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