Dec 5, 2013:
Eagles are amazing creatures. In this video, adventurer Steve attempts to lure one closer to their boat so that they can watch them hunt. Their power and grace is unmatched, outshined only by their eyesight, which is as much as eight times more powerful than ours.
Dec 5, 2013:
This impressive footage shows just how high and powerfully different cats in the wild can jump. They have short bodies, long legs, and the ability to launch themselves high and far. Cougars, tigers, and the caracal lynx are some of the most extraordinary jumpers out there.
Nov 27, 2013:
A platypus has a funny name, and may look like a mix between a duck and a beaver, but they have a hunting style that is all their own. The platypus uses their extremely sensitive bill in order to seek out prey, and often hunt with their eyes closed.
Nov 27, 2013:
The bowerbird uses various materials from their habitat in order to construct structures that they live in. Acorns, beetle wings, fruits, flowers, and twigs are just some of the things that they scavenge and re-purpose. They even have an interest in interior design!
Nov 27, 2013:
Azzedine Downes had this to say about the importance of the crush: "It's symbolic of an ethic that says 'We value the beauty of a living animal more than we value the beauty of these pieces here today."
Nov 22, 2013:
In the forest, monkeys scavenge for food as well as useful items. One thing that they look for is piper leaves, which contains an insect repelling sap that the monkeys rub on their bodies to protect themselves against insect bites and skin infections.
Nov 20, 2013:
A group of rescued Orangutans can teach us a lot by providing insight into how similar and different we are from this magnificant animal. They use the same tools as us, such as a saw and hammer, in order to complete the tasks that they desire, and that's not all we have in common.
Nov 20, 2013:
Off the coast of Greenland, Paul Nicklen details the steps he takes to get that outstanding shot so people all around the world can experience the beauty and majesty of the animal kingdom.
Nov 15, 2013:
Flying squirrels have a unique method of travel in the woods. They go from tree to tree by gliding between them. These interesting creatures have a furry membrane that stretches from their wrist to their ankle that allows them to "fly" to different destinations.
Nov 14, 2013:
In the bush country of southern Africa, it rains roughly two times a year. Waiting for that shortlived rain is a type of frog that is appropriately referred to as rain frogs. They emerge from underground afer a rainfall in order to feed and reproduce, then immediately return back safely underground to avoid the scorching heat.
Nov 8, 2013:
Baby sea otters, when first born, are unable to directionally swim, and are basically like corks floating in the water. Corks that could fall victim to strong sea currents and be swept away in a moments notice. Otter mothers remedy this by constantly watching, carrying, and protecting their precious pups. Ever the clever animals, otters have learned to adapt and take advantage of their close proximity to humans, often using their machines as tools and resources.
Oct 29, 2013:
In the wild, animals must work together in order to survive. Birds that live in the wild have the freedom to fly to different locations. Taking advantage of this privilege, various birds use animals for their source of food. The birds perch on the animal's body and pluck and eat the various ticks, bugs and dandruff that live on their skin and fur. By grooming and preening their animal host, they birds are able to sustain a balanced diet.
Oct 28, 2013:
A very unique breed of bird exists, and has a very odd way of surviving and reproducing in the wild. The cuckoo bird lays it's eggs in another bird's nest without their knowledge, and lets that bird incubate and feed the imposter baby. The other bird is none the wiser to the deception that has occured, and attempts to meet the demands of the baby bird that is not their true offspring.
Oct 25, 2013:
The Luangwa River in Zambia is one of the most popular habitats for hippopotamuses. On the shores of one of Zambia's largest rivers, head male hippos assert their control over the few hundred meters they claim as their territory.
Oct 21, 2013:
Despite their overall bad reputation, ants are truly amazing creatures. They use a special and unique communication between the colony to overcome hardship, attacks on their home, and various natural disasters that occur. Watch as this ant colony responds in the only way they know how during this flood, by working together.
Oct 18, 2013:
Recently, two twin golden lion tamarins were born at the Smithsonian National Zoo. The pair, Samba and Giselle, is the latest addition to the zoo's collection and part of the zoo's larger program to breed the monkeys for release back into the wild.
Oct 17, 2013:
Burrowing up to 12 inches under the sand, the palmetto gecko (also known as the web-footed gecko) uses its webbed feet like shoves to survive in the harsh environment of the Namibia desert.
Oct 16, 2013:
Cheetahs and peregrine falcons might feel the need for speed, but what about the creatures on the other end of the spectrum? From snails to sea anemones, these animals prove that being fast isn't everything.
Oct 9, 2013:
Want to learn more about the phenomenon known as global warming? This video produced by National Geographic helps explain the origins of the theory and why a warmer Earth could have profound impacts on the planet.
Oct 4, 2013:
Deep in the forests of Guyana lives a tiny, arboreal pebble toad. Unique for its climbing ability, this amphibian's DNA might hold the secrets of the age of the giant South American tepuis (mesas) on which it lives.
Oct 3, 2013:
At the Secret World Rehabilitation Wildlife Centre in the English countryside, workers are busy every day caring for the animals in need of their help. Recently, the centre cared for an adorable cete of badgers kits.
Sep 25, 2013:
This amusing clip by David Attenborough looks into the lives of sloths and reveals that their chill pace is actually an adaptation as a result of poor nutrition from their diet of leaves.
Sep 20, 2013:
Each year, millions of Monarch butterflies migrate south each fall to spend their winters in the warmer climates of Mexico. Remarkably, these magnificent creatures manage to return to the same grove each year through a complex navigating system.
Sep 19, 2013:
The peregrine falcon is the world's fastest animal, clocking in at over 200 miles an hour while diving, but scientists have been unable to pinpoint just how fast these birds are capable of flying.
Sep 17, 2013:
The lyre bird of southern Australia has an amazing ability to mimic not only the calls of other birds, but also inorganic sounds like motors and camera shutters. Their interpretations are often striking in their accuracy.
Sep 11, 2013:
This member of the canid family has been especially adapted for life in the Kalahari desert. Huge ears help them hone in on the tiniest scritches and scratches of their prey hiding underground.
Sep 10, 2013:
Born small and cuddly, lion cubs will one day grow up to be the 'king of the jungle.' Before they can take their crown and claim the title, however, they'll have a lot to learn and master.
Sep 9, 2013:
Want to do more to help preserve and protect the rainforest? While GreaterGood Networks provides a plethora of petitions and Gifts that Give More to help you make a positive impact on the environment, there are other ways that you can help protect the environment.
Sep 6, 2013:
Any parent will tell you it's a tough job to raise little ones and make sure they have all the knowledge they need to survive and thrive on their own. Humans aren't the only ones who are deeply invested in the education of their young, though, as this video proves.
Sep 5, 2013:
Flying foxes are the world's biggest bat with wingspans up to 6 feet across. Residing in the forests of northing Australia, these incredible animals seek out fruit and nectar each night and try to keep cool during the day.
Sep 4, 2013:
For many, the song of the northern cardinal is for many the first herald of the approaching spring. Starting in late winter, cardinals' distinctive call means that warmer weather will arrive soon.
Sep 3, 2013:
Possessing the second largest brain in the animal kingdom, orcas are highly intelligent creatures capable of formulating plans and working together to hunt. Their coordination with each other to achieve a common goal is just one example of the amazing mental capacity of orcas.
Aug 28, 2013:
Three decades ago, the black-footed ferret population had fallen to only 18 individuals. The outlook for their species continued existence was grim. Thanks to breeding programs sponsored by the Smithsonian and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, however, the black-footed ferret is making a comeback.
Aug 23, 2013:
In the Antarctic peninsula, the arrival of spring heralds a thaw that produces rocky outcrops and bays previously frozen by winter ice. It's here that humpback whales hunt for krill in teams, circling their quarry into tight groups before swallowing them.
Aug 22, 2013:
Each year, snowy owls migrate vast distances in search of territories to feed during the winter months. In the winter of 2011 to 2012, severe conditions in their native Arctic caused an unprecedented number of the birds to fly south from Alaska to Canada and Washington state.
Aug 21, 2013:
To this day, we still know very little about sea turtles and their migration patterns. To discover more about their behavior and travel, the World Wildlife Fund has placed satellite tags on the backs of some of the marine turtles of Columbia's Eastern Pacific.
Aug 20, 2013:
For over 40 years, Jane Goodall has been the foremost voice in chimpanzee research. Her adventurous spirit and bravery in dangerous locations in Gombe Park, Tanzania has provided remarkable insights into the lives of our closest genetic relative.
Aug 19, 2013:
Big news came out of the Smithsonian this week when they announced the discovery of a new mammal called the olinguito. This small and fluffy carnivore is closely related to today's raccoons, kinkajous, and olingos.
Aug 16, 2013:
The Mexican gray wolf once numbered in the thousands of animals throughout much of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. Today, less than 50 remain in the wild in parts of Arizona and New Mexico.
Aug 15, 2013:
Beautiful, fast, and deadly, the cheetah is the world's fastest land animal clocking in at over 75 miles per hour. Its flexible spine, lightweight frame and feet like the treads of high-performance tires makes it the master of unrivaled speed, acceleration, and agility.
Aug 13, 2013:
Craig Packer, director of the Serengeti Lions Project, has spent decades researching the social structures of lions. As the only feline that is not solitary, their group dynamics provide a striking exception to their relative's preference to live and hunt alone. This behavior inspired Parker to try to discover why lions are social and how they benefit from the behavior.
Aug 12, 2013:
After almost two years of gestation, African elephant calves are born the biggest babies on land. They start out with poor eyesight and coordination making them vulnerable to predators and harsh habitats. Fortunately, their caring mothers and loving family herd provides protection while they grow.
Aug 9, 2013:
Saving the oceans and the magnificent creatures within can sometimes feel like a task too big for any one person to accomplish. But as this video from What You Can Do proves, there are small steps everyone can take to lessen their impact on the world's seas.
Aug 8, 2013:
Conservation and protection of critically endangered animals is a delicate balance between science and the unpredictable whims of nature. At the Suzhou Zoo in China, conservation biologists are trying to pair the last remaining male and female rafetus turtles in an effort to save the species from extinction.
Aug 7, 2013:
Blue Footed Boobies are native to the shores of the Galapagos Island. The males of this unique species boast bright blue feet which make them unmistakable. To show off their blue-hued feet, males perform complex mating dances in an effort to impress females.
Aug 6, 2013:
Sometimes called the Canaries of the Sea due to their wide ranging, sing-song vocalizations, Beluga whales are an iconic species of the ocean. Their smiling faces and playful personalities make them instant favorites for many animal lovers.
Aug 5, 2013:
One of nature's master architects, the beaver is able to create impressive edifices from nothing more that the materials offered by their habitat. Their dams and lodges are not only engineering marvels, but also are able to redefine and shape the creek or river where they choose to take up residence.
Aug 2, 2013:
This informative clip features wildlife filmmaker Neil Rettig speaking his experience filming raptors beginning in the 1970’s while capturing footage of the spring migration along the Mississippi River. Rettig shares his favorite experiences from the filming and explains why he believes wildlife filmmakers have a special responsibility to move people to think about the natural world, now more than ever.
Aug 1, 2013:
The diorama at the American Museum of Natural History highlights the efforts by Teddy Roosevelt and the Boone and Crockett Club to establish protections for these vital animals. By creating wildlife refuges populated by the remaining individuals, Roosevelt was able to provide a space for bison and pronghorn alike to live and thrive without interference.
Jul 31, 2013:
After almost 100 years of absence, puffins returned to Eastern Egg Rock in Maine thanks to the work of seabird biologists from the National Audubon Society. Project Puffin used decoy puffins to encourage birds from Newfoundland to return to the Maine coast to nest, creating the worlds first restored seabird colony.
Jul 30, 2013:
Deep in the Antarctic, the world's largest penguin lives and cares for its young. The Emperor Penguin's distinguished colors and towering size make it an unmistakable resident of the tundra. When it's young, however, these stately birds start off vulnerable and largely dependent upon their attentive parents.
Jul 29, 2013:
To preserve and protect elephants in Kenya, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) worked with the local Maasai tribe to create the Kitenden Elephant Corridor. The effort took considerable coordination to reach out to 1,600 land owners that individually agreed to lease their lands to IFAW.
Jul 26, 2013:
In February 2013, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed that the wolverine be placed under the protection of the Endangered Species Act. This informative video details the efforts taken by a number of governmental and nonprofit organizations to preserve and protect the wolverines found in the United States and Canada.
Jul 25, 2013:
Native to the oceans on the Pacific Ocean, sea otters are well adapted to life on land and in water. Their dense coats are the thickest of any animal and allow them to float with ease and keep warm in frigid waters.
Jul 24, 2013:
Meet Ramir, an Indian rhino calf born at the San Diego Zoo. When it became evident that his first-time mother was not producing enough milk to sustain her baby and was inattentive to his needs, the zoo staff stepped in to help raise him.
Jul 23, 2013:
For almost forty years, the Koala Hospital has been caring for sick and injured wild koalas. They are dedicated to nursing these animals back to health so they can eventually be returned to the wild. While they're regaining their strength, they get some of the best care available.
Jul 22, 2013:
Baby elephants sure are a handful. They start their lives uncoordinated and with poor eyesight and to survive in the wild, they have to learn fast. Thankfully, they find protection and plenty of teachers in their herd of sisters and aunts.
Jul 19, 2013:
It takes tenacity and cunning to survive in the harsh conditions of the Australian outback. With little to eat, unpredictable weather, and determined predators, red kangaroos have developed strategies to endure and thrive in their unforgiving habitat.
Jul 17, 2013:
Small and brightly colored, Poison Dart frogs get their name from their unique use to the native tribes of the Amazon. While living in the wild, these handsome frogs produce a poison on their skin so toxic that hunters tip their arrows with it to help bring down large game.
Jul 15, 2013:
Ever wondered how butterflies flutter? Simon and Nic from Earth Unplugged capture high-definition, slow motion footage to help explain the details behind the butterfly's aerodynamics. From the movements of their delicate wings to the precise adjustments to their abdomen during takeoff and landing, the butterfly is a true marvel of flight.
Jul 12, 2013:
Meet Mina and Hocken, two grey seal pups rescued off the UK coastline. They were both found starving and separated from their mothers. Fortunately, they were brought to the National Seal Sanctuary where they were nurtured back to a healthy weight and prepared for rerelease back to the wild.
Jul 11, 2013:
Our closest genetic relative, the chimpanzee, dwells in the forests of central Africa. These highly intelligent, social creatures are born weighing less than five pounds and spend the first two years of their life dependent upon their loving, affectionate mothers.
Jul 10, 2013:
Native to the foothills of the Himalayas, the red panda's distinctive red coat and cute face makes it a favorite for many animal lovers. In this video, zookeeper Martha Hamilton of the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk provides details about the animal's appearance, diet, personality, and more.
Jul 9, 2013:
Three Chacoan peccary babies were born at the San Diego Zoo this June, upping the zoo's population up to nine. This endangered species is native to South America and has been under threat due to the disappearance of its native forest habitat. Thankfully, conservation programs like the one at the zoo are helping bring vulnerable species like the Chacoan peccary back from the brink of extinction.
Jul 8, 2013:
Bugsy the French bulldog has served the abandoned animals of the Taycross Zoo in England for years. His latest charge is a 6-year-old orangutan named Malone. In due time, Malone will return to the other orangutans. But for the present, this adorable pair has become the best of friends.
Jul 5, 2013:
The world's largest, most powerful primate has humble beginnings. Tiny and vulnerable but especially cute, baby Mountain Gorillas spend their youth learning to walk, climb, and select food. Residing deep in the forests of Rwanda, Uganda and Congo, these endangered primates live their lives in large families and create deep social bonds, much like we do.
Jul 3, 2013:
Elephants are one of the most intelligent animals on Earth, and keeping their minds active and engaged is no small task. The keepers at the Paighton Zoo are always trying new ways to keep their elephants entertained.
Jul 2, 2013:
One day, they'll grow into the world's largest land carnivore, but for now this precious pair of polar bear cubs is entirely adorable. Born into one of the harshest environments on Earth, polar bear cubs must quickly learn to survive in the wild, but they manage to find ways to make lessons fun.
Jun 28, 2013:
Ever wondered what it would be like to live among wolves? Wildlife filmmakers Jim and Jamie Dutcher spent six years among a pack observing their complex social hierarchy and learning more about how the animals got along as a group.
Jun 20, 2013:
Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here! ;) Surfing is a fun pastime, but when you add whales to the mix, it gets even better! Watch as these surfers share some good times with a few whales in Teahupoo in Tahiti.
Jun 13, 2013:
Trees are one of natures most magical things - they provide shelter and habitat for numerous species; during photosynthesis they produce oxygen which is vital for most life on Earth; and they are among the oldest living things on our planet. Let's all take a moment and really appreciate trees!
May 28, 2013:
Nala is a Namibian cheetah orphan whose mom was killed by a car. Nala was rescued and cared for and now has 44,000 acres to roam around in and be safe. All together now.. 1, 2, 3... "Awwww!"
Apr 30, 2013:
Well, well, well, look what we have here, a rogue otter! This little guy decided that a car would make the perfect new hangout spot, and is refusing to leave, despite everyone's best efforts.
Apr 24, 2013:
The natural world is a wonderful place, so magical and exotic and yet, sometimes, oh so similar to ours. Watch as these new born lion cubs explore their new habitat under the watchful guidance of their momma.
Apr 18, 2013:
Well, well, well... what do we have here? It's family of meerkats, currently residing at West Midland Safari Park's African Village. These little guys are just too precious, we can't get over how cute their eyes are!
Apr 17, 2013:
Is it just us, or does this video become cuter with ever replay? Here's an interesting Seal Fun Fact: There are 33 species of seal world-wide.
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Apr 16, 2013:
Here's the latest addition to the Vervet Monkey Troupe, let's welcome him to the world! Watch as this adorable momma and baby share a special moment.
We can tell this mom is very proud of her little one!