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    NATURE | What Females Want and Males Will Do Part Two | PBS


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    Mating is a high stakes proposition and there's no telling what females want and males will do. NATURE’s new miniseries, “What Females Want and Males Will Do,” is about the evolution of sexual strategies and what makes certain species winners and losers in the animal mating game. Courtship drives evolution by controlling whose genes are passed on to the next generation, and intense competition gives rise to a wide array of dazzling displays and impressive ornamentation. In Part Two, “What Males Will Do,” you’ll see there is nothing a male will not do for the right to mate with a female -- dance, sing, fight, change body colors, illuminate, even agree to be eaten alive. There is often a surplus of males, and they are instinctively driven to compete in order to pass their genes to the next generation. But it takes two to tango. Now, scientists are learning to what extremes males will go in order to find that dance partner. Part of the 26th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS, “What Females Want and Males Will Do” premieres over two Sundays, April 6 and 13, at 8 p.m. (check local listings). Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc., Toyota, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, visit