Croc Caves of Ankarana

We traveled over 2 KM, in absolute dark, through an underground river full of bats, eels and blind fish to find one of the rarest Crocs in the world.

Monarch Butterfly

Weighing no more than a paperclip, this unbelievable insect makes a 4500 km journey that absolutely boggles the mind.

Red Roughed Lemur

They are one of the rarest lemurs in the world. And to see one, you have to go to a small Island off the coast of Madagascar. Then maybe... just maybe - you'll see one!

Adélie

The cutest penguin of them all! Imagine standing amongst a hundred thousand birds in one of the most remote places on the planet. This is bucket list stuff.

The Hippo Whisperer

Jane Goodall and her son, Grub, are trying to save a hippo sanctuary in Southern Tanzania. We went to tell their incredible story and meet the man they call “The Hippo Whisperer!”

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We traveled over 2 KM, in absolute dark, through an underground river full of bats, eels and blind fish to find one of the rarest Crocs in the world.
You might be surprised, but in the forests of Madagascar lives one of the loudest mammals on the planet! This is an audio experience you have to hear for yourselves!
Weighing no more than a paperclip, this unbelievable insect makes a 4500 km journey that absolutely boggles the mind.
Millions of wildebeest roam the Serengeti every year. But did you know, thousands can die in one day... in one spot? We were there!
Great BIG Nature traveled to the remote Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia Canada to document the end of the Southern Most herd of Caribou in the world. This is Must watch stuff!
In Southern Alberta, Canada, there is a piece of nature that is the very last of it's kind - less than one percent remains... and these folks are trying to save it!
The cutest penguin of them all! Imagine standing amongst a hundred thousand birds in one of the most remote places on the planet. This is bucket list stuff.
They are one of the rarest lemurs in the world. And to see one, you have to go to a small Island off the coast of Madagascar. Then maybe... just maybe - you'll see one!
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14 hours ago

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Rarely seen. This is an amazing video of a roll cloud over Lake Michigan. It looks like something from a science fiction movie! Imagine being there in person to see this - would get your adrenaline going!
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Josh Watts

Just watching that got my adrenalin going! lol

1 day ago

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WORLD'S LARGEST PRIVATELY OWNED GIANT SEQUOIA FOREST IS NOW PROTECTED!
Conservation group closes a $15.65 million deal to buy the largest privately owned giant sequoia grove left on Earth.
Known as Alder Creek, the grove covers 530 acres (2 square km). The iconic trees once lived throughout the Northern Hemisphere, but they now exist in only 73 isolated groves, all located on the western slopes of California's Sierra Nevada mountains. This particular grove of Sequoiadendron giganteum packs a lot into its 530 acres, including 483 sequoias with trunks at least 6 feet (1.8 meters) in diameter, along with a few hundred smaller sequoias of varying ages. Fantastic!
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WORLDS LARGEST PRIVATELY OWNED GIANT SEQUOIA FOREST IS NOW PROTECTED!
Conservation group closes a $15.65 million deal to buy the largest privately owned giant sequoia grove left on Earth.
Known as Alder Creek, the grove covers 530 acres (2 square km). The iconic trees once lived throughout the Northern Hemisphere, but they now exist in only 73 isolated groves, all located on the western slopes of Californias Sierra Nevada mountains. This particular grove of Sequoiadendron giganteum packs a lot into its 530 acres, including 483 sequoias with trunks at least 6 feet (1.8 meters) in diameter, along with a few hundred smaller sequoias of varying ages. Fantastic!
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Great news, awesome!

2 days ago

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Longest Non-stop flight has a new King!
Every time you see a bird, there is a chance you may be looking at the greatest marathon athlete in the world; particularly if you happen upon a Bar-Tailed Godwit. These little shorebirds were recently found to travel 7,500 miles (12,000 km) in an eye-watering, lung-busting non-stop flight of 11 days from Alaska to the Firth of Thames near Auckland, New Zealand. But the real question is - how can a small bird that lives a few years navigate for days over nothing but empty ocean to arrive in New Zealand? Some scientists have shown some birds use the sun as orientation - but how would they navigate at night? Another thought is they may use electromagnetic sensory that allows them to ‘see’ the magnetic field in a way that humans cannot. Even with the help of a magnetic compass, the record-breaking bar-tailed godwit, known as 4 BBRW, departed from Alaska and passed over the Aleutian Islands in a 224-hour flight without sleep over open ocean with no land markers to use as visual guidance. At one point he faced winds that blew so hard he was blown off course towards Australia. Amazingly, he managed to correct his flight trajectory. They seem to have some capability of knowing where they are on the globe that we cant really explain. Incredible all the same!
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Longest Non-stop flight has a new King!
Every time you see a bird, there is a chance you may be looking at the greatest marathon athlete in the world; particularly if you happen upon a Bar-Tailed Godwit. These little shorebirds were recently found to travel 7,500 miles (12,000 km) in an eye-watering, lung-busting non-stop flight of 11 days from Alaska to the Firth of Thames near Auckland, New Zealand. But the real question is -  how can a small bird that lives a few years navigate for days over nothing but empty ocean to arrive in New Zealand? Some scientists have shown some birds use the sun as orientation - but how would they navigate at night? Another thought is they may use electromagnetic sensory that allows them to ‘see’ the magnetic field in a way that humans cannot. Even with the help of a magnetic compass, the record-breaking bar-tailed godwit, known as 4 BBRW, departed from Alaska and passed over the Aleutian Islands in a 224-hour flight without sleep over open ocean with no land markers to use as visual guidance. At one point he faced winds that blew so hard he was blown off course towards Australia. Amazingly, he managed to correct his flight trajectory. They seem to have some capability of knowing where they are on the globe that we cant really explain. Incredible all the same!
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Ricky Cole

Wow! All these birds that fly such amazing distances over the ocean without having to stop are just mind blowing! ❤

they have such a fly precision capacity like no other!!

You are so right...it is incredible!

I just watched a flock of 75 Commeronts (sp) take off!!!

I followed some swans and clocked them at 43 mph!!!

Only by God's design

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3 days ago

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Landscape fracturing is the fundamental cause of the decline and extirpation of woodland caribou.

So true

4 days ago

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Simply Diabolical!
It’s a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a car. So, how does the seemingly indestructible insect do it? The species — aptly named the 'Diabolical Ironclad beetle' - owes its might to an unusual armor that is layered and pieced together like a jigsaw. The species, which can be found in Southern California’s woodlands, withstood compression of about 39,000 times its own weight. For a 200 lb man (90 kg), that would be like surviving a 7.8-million lb crush (3.5 million kg). I mean look at it - it looks like an indestructable tank!
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Simply Diabolical!
It’s a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a car. So, how does the seemingly indestructible insect do it? The species — aptly named the Diabolical Ironclad beetle - owes its might to an unusual armor that is layered and pieced together like a jigsaw. The species, which can be found in Southern California’s woodlands, withstood compression of about 39,000 times its own weight. For a 200 lb man (90 kg), that would be like surviving a 7.8-million lb crush (3.5 million kg). I mean look at it - it looks like an indestructable tank!
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As hard to get rid of as Trudeau...

Fascinating! Are they mainly found in California? They must've been around for a long time. What do they live on? Smaller insects? I can see in the photo where the outer shell does look like a puzzle pieced together. Amazing that it can withstand 39,000 times its own weight. Nature never ceases to amaze me! Thanks for sharing!

I don't understand how they withstood this compression level, and what"s de meaning, when? ..sorry for my english,I've been learning. I will investigate more information in Google. Thank you!

5 days ago

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Great News!
For the first time in almost 3,000 years, Tasmanian devils roam mainland Australia once again. After nearly going extinct due to a rare, contagious cancer, this reintroduction is the result of over a decade of effort. Well done!
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For the first time in almost 3,000 years, Tasmanian devils roam mainland Australia once again. After nearly going extinct due to a rare, contagious cancer, this reintroduction is the result of over a decade of effort. Well done!
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these are amazing creatures. I spent alot of time in Tasmania observing their behaviour and was advised of the medical concerns. Isn't it great that there is a comeback these beautiful animals.

I heard about the cancer while I visited in Australia and saw several of these ferocious little beasties in a game reserve.

I didn’t see them spinning around in a small tornado....are they sure 😂

A meat eating predator (the only marsupial carnivore in OZ). Cool that the Tasmanian Devil is a hunter and has a wee pouch for its babies.

Welcome back, ya vicious little buggers!

From cute to temper, temper lol

Awesome thats great to hear keep them protected

Adorable terrorists!

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