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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2 days ago

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Don't mess with the Bombardier beetle! This creature has the incredible ability to fire a hot mixture strong enough to injure its enemies. And better yet... the toxic solution can reach an unbelievable temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or 100 degrees Celsius! That's really hot!
But what’s even more fascinating, is the intricate design of the beetle’s body. You see, the two chemicals, hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinone, which this insect sprays, are dangerous and fatal. If not stored and combined properly, these chemicals would cause the Bombardier beetle to explode! If this beetle feels threatened, its sphincter muscles will squeeze the right amount of chemicals into a certain body part where they are mixed together and the reaction brings the mixture to near the boiling point of water and produces gas that drives the ejection. Amazing!
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Dont mess with the Bombardier beetle! This creature has the incredible ability to fire a hot mixture strong enough to injure its enemies. And better yet... the toxic solution can reach an unbelievable temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or 100 degrees Celsius! Thats really hot!
But what’s even more fascinating, is the intricate design of the  beetle’s body. You see, the two chemicals, hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinone, which this insect sprays, are dangerous and fatal. If not stored and combined properly, these chemicals would cause the Bombardier beetle to explode!  If this beetle feels threatened, its sphincter muscles will squeeze the right amount of chemicals into a certain body part where they are mixed together and the reaction brings the mixture to near the boiling point of water and produces gas that drives the ejection.  Amazing!
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Would be interesting to see the benchmark evolutionary process that got this beetle to where it is. Incredible!

Amazing! What part of the world does the Bombardier beetle live?

Amazing and thank you always!

Thank you for this interesting and informative post. Incredible beetle 😊❤️

A small 2 stroke engine beetle 😆

That's crazy!

Donna Giberson Ingolf S. Askevold have you heard of this one?

Nancy 😳

Kayla Eric

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3 days ago

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This badger suddenly realizes he is being photographed - he's not sure about the whole thing!
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I got chased by one when I was a kid lol

Wow I did not know they are out at night.

First time ive ever seen a badger!

Cool video

Cool

Melissa Rollin 🦡

The infra red lights of these trail cams are very disturbing. It is wrong to disturb animals at their den sites.

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Marco

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3 days ago

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The Eastern Puma is officially extinct!
The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently declared that the Eastern Puma is officially extinct. In 2011, USFWS started to review the status of Eastern Pumas under the Endangered Species Act. As part of that review, they found no recent evidence of the existence of the large cats.
The eastern puma was a subspecies of mountain lion (also known as a cougar), which is still widely spread across the Western US and Canada.
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The Eastern Puma is officially extinct!
The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently declared that the Eastern Puma is officially extinct. In 2011, USFWS started to review the status of Eastern Pumas under the Endangered Species Act. As part of that review, they found no recent evidence of the existence of the large cats. 
The eastern puma was a subspecies of mountain lion (also known as a cougar), which is still widely spread across the Western US and Canada.

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Well congratulations! Another beautiful animal has become extinct. Aren’t you proud

Way to go HUMAN kind there’s another belt notch for you

So that one ran over in Wv when I was a kid wasn't an eastern puma?

What a beauty, what a crime.😿

Such a majestic beauty.

So sad.😥😥

So beautifyl cat.

So Sad !!!

FLAWLESS!

That sucks

😭😭😭😁😠

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No genetic difference. There are no subspecies proven by studies in dna.....

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The Bird that Sleeps while Flying!
On their wandering flights, frigatebirds can stay aloft for up to two months without ever touching down on land or water. More importantly, while out at sea, they couldn't take a break even if they wanted to, because they would get waterlogged and drown if they ever touched down. So how is this possible? Well, research suggests its because they sleep about 45 minutes each day in short ten-second bursts while flying.
When sleeping mid-flight, frigatebirds don’t go completely on autopilot; the birds often sleep with only one side of their brain, leaving the other side awake. Most animals that sleep half-brained do so to stay alert for predators, but frigatebirds remain half-awake to prevent mid-air collisions. Unbelievable!
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The Bird that Sleeps while Flying!
On their wandering flights, frigatebirds can stay aloft for up to two months without ever touching down on land or water. More importantly, while out at sea, they couldnt take a break even if they wanted to, because they would get waterlogged and drown if they ever touched down. So how is this possible? Well, research suggests its because they sleep about 45 minutes each day in short ten-second bursts while flying. 
When sleeping mid-flight, frigatebirds don’t go completely on autopilot; the birds often sleep with only one side of their brain, leaving the other side awake. Most animals that sleep half-brained do so to stay alert for predators, but frigatebirds remain half-awake to prevent mid-air collisions. Unbelievable!
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Thank you this is so interesting. Beautiful birds❤️

Fabulous. I’m sitting high up on a deck and watching the magnificent frigatebird entertain us with their graceful flight in Mexico. Perhaps they are half asleep as we watch.

Very cool 😎

Incredible bird

amazing

Nancy

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5 days ago

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Worms Frozen for 42,000 Years in Siberian Permafrost Wriggle to Life!
In Siberia, melting permafrost is releasing nematodes — microscopic worms that live in soil. Despite being frozen for tens of thousands of years, two species of these worms were successfully revived.
And though these worms are tiny - measuring about 1 millimeter (.039 inches) in length - they have some impressive abilities. Some are found living 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) below earth's surface, deeper than any other multicellular animal. And with the permafrost melting, we think this is just the beginning of organisms waking to a new world!
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Worms Frozen for 42,000 Years in Siberian Permafrost Wriggle to Life!
In Siberia, melting permafrost is releasing nematodes — microscopic worms that live in soil. Despite being frozen for tens of thousands of years, two species of these worms were successfully revived. 
And though these worms are tiny - measuring about 1 millimeter (.039 inches) in length - they have some impressive abilities. Some are found living 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) below earths surface, deeper than any other multicellular animal. And with the permafrost melting, we think this is just the beginning of organisms waking to a new world!
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I guess this would be considered Great Small Nature!

Are these species new to science?

Sounds kinda scary! What else could be released during the melt?

Rachael Dempsey and Matt Dempsey are you following this page? Omg 😳

OMG!

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6 days ago

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The Man who talks to Hippos!
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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Wonderful to watch!

Mr. Keating this looks amazing! Would you recommend Kenya or Tanzania for people wanting to go on a safari adventure?

Rachael Dempsey 💜

Very impressive!

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