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Dr. Carin Bondar is a Canadian biologist, writer, presenter, filmmaker, speaker, television personality and science geek with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia. She is a host of Outrageous Acts of ScienceStephen Hawking’s Brave New World, and Worlds Oddest Animal Couples, among other TV and Web series.

Her research involves how human sex compares to that of beasts in the natural world. Her independent web series Wild Sex has been viewed 27 million times and and she is the author of The Nature of Sex, the ins and outs of mating in the animal kingdom.

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Long-form writing is a labor of love.

I followed an unexpected path to become the world’s foremost expert on animal sex, and now I am a master of all things in the realm of animal moms too. 

More book projects are in the works for me – including the next installments of the ‘Wild’ series and a completely left-field book on psychological, emotional, and philosophical aspects of human nature.

 It takes a good deal of effort to conceive of a book idea and to follow it through to publication, and I’m very proud of the books I’ve written. Thank you for going on this journey with me. I hope you enjoy my books.

Wild Moms: Motherhood in the Animal Kingdom


A fascinating and entertaining tour of motherhood in the animal kingdom that reveals a new perspective on the mother/child relationship.

Being a mom is a tough job—but imagine doing it in the jungle or out on the safari, faced by the ravages of the elements, a scarcity of resources and the threat of predators prowling at all times of the day and night. In Wild Moms, Dr. Carin Bondar takes readers on an enthralling tour of the animal kingdom as she explores the phenomenon of motherhood in the wild.

400 Pages

7-8 Hours to Read

Published 2018

Wild Sex:

The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom


A brilliantly engaging guide to the reproductive habits of creatures great and small, based on the author’s popular webseries “Wild Sex,” which has received over 14 million views

Birds do it, bees do it — every member of the animal kingdom does it, from fruit flies to blue whales. But if you think humans have a tough time dating, try having to do it while being hunted down by predators, against a backdrop of unpredictable and life-threatening conditions. The animal kingdom is a wild place – and it’s got mating habits to match. The sex lives of our animal cousins are fiendishly difficult, infinitely varied, often incredibly violent — and absolutely fascinating.

400 Pages

7-8 Hours to Read

Published 2016

The Nature of Sex:

The Ins and Outs of Mating in the Animal Kingdom


Thought about sex today? Of course you have! It’s about the most natural thing any animal can do. But have you ever wondered how human sex compares to that of other beasts?

It’s far from merely inserting part A into slot B. The sex lives of our animal cousins are fiendishly difficult, infinitely varied and often violent. They involve razor-sharp penises, murderous cannibals and chemical warfare in an epic battle between the sexes.

Join renowned biologist Dr Carin Bondar on a fascinating journey from puberty to old age across the entire animal kingdom – it will forever change your idle daydreams about the nature of sex.

367 Pages

5-7 Hours to Read

Published 2015

The Nature of Human Nature:

Reflections on our position as 'natural' entities in the animal kingdom


This book explores the quirky behaviors of Homo sapiens in the context of the rest of the animal kingdom.

218 Pages

2-4 Hours to Read

Published 2010