|6223||CONTINUING THE LINE||CONTINUING THE LINE||1991||color||48 min||vhs|| (Trials of Life: A Natural History of Behavior series, Part 12)
The process of creating a new generation can be fraught with great difficulties. It may have to be timed with precision; it may render those involved temporarily defenseless; it can risk serious injury; and in some cases it brings certain death. It is the final trial of life and its ultimate triumph. There is no lack of variety in the ways animals get together and no discernible rules governing that process. Animals solve the problems of fertilization through androgenous development, in once-in-a-lifetime orgies of release, and in both monogamous pairs and polygamous harems.