David Attenborough for Mondays on Ten

Ten are offering an alternative  to all the reality on the other networks on Monday nights.

The network will offer up the second season of David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities which consists of just 10 episodes and aired earlier this year in the UK.

The series follows Sir David as he travels across the UK to explore animal oddities. Each episode features two different animals with curiously distinctive evolutionary quirks, linked together by a common theme.

True virgin birth, called parthenogenesis, is a remarkable adaptation used by the Komodo dragon and aphid to combat specific environmental pressures. Sir David uses this episode to investigate these two sets of animals capable of parthenogenesis, the production of offspring without the need for sex.

Why do Komodo dragons and aphids need this incredible form of reproduction and what are the downsides?

7:30pm Monday on TEN.