|6212||ARRIVING||ARRIVING||1991||color||49 min||vhs|| (Trials of Life: A Natural History of Behavior series, Part 1)
Birth is the first dangerous step into a hazardous world. It is an event that reflects the lifelong trials that lay ahead. From egg-laying to live-bearing, animals have adopted an extraordinary variety of techniques to care for and disperse their offspring. Some animals are born fully developed, and others first enter the world pathetically helpless. For all, survival in the first few days is crucial. The vast majority of newborns are consumed by other creatures who are struggling to compete in the perpetual game of life. The release of an egg or the safe delivery of an infant is merely one step in the great journey through life.