Strange Parents: Episode 9

Strange Parents asks how we usually recognise animals as either male or female and how each sex normally plays a particular role in their own life cycle.

Strange Parents

Strange Parents asks how we usually recognise animals as either male or female and how each sex normally plays a particular role in their own life cycle.

However both hyenas and seahorses completely break the gender rules.

Attenborough on Seahorses

Hyaenas

Female hyenas are bigger than males and dominate their society.

Seahorses

Male seahorses have a very surprising role as a new age father - they become pregnant and experience contractions as they give birth.