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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5 hours ago

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Husband and wife plant 2 Million trees to restore a destroyed forest!
Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado decided to show what a small group of passionate, dedicated people can do by turning deforestation on its head. When they started, the old cattle ranch they had bought was destroyed, only about 0.5% was covered in trees. in the ensuing 20 years, where there was once a deathly silence, there is now a symphony of birdcalls and wildlife.
In all, some 172 bird species have returned, as well as 33 species of mammals, 293 species of plants, 15 species of reptiles and 15 species of amphibians, an entire ecosystem rebuilt from scratch. Incredible!
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Husband and wife plant 2 Million trees to restore a destroyed forest!
Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and his wife Lélia Deluiz Wanick Salgado decided to show what a small group of passionate, dedicated people can do by turning deforestation on its head. When they started, the old cattle ranch they had bought was destroyed, only about 0.5%  was covered in trees. in the ensuing 20 years, where there was once a deathly silence, there is now a symphony of birdcalls and wildlife.
In all, some 172 bird species have returned, as well as 33 species of mammals, 293 species of plants, 15 species of reptiles and 15 species of amphibians, an entire ecosystem rebuilt from scratch. Incredible!

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If this is legitimate, pretty cool.

23 hours ago

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Radar captures massive bird migration!
Local radar signals captured the migration (birds) shown in green/yellow and meteorological targets (showers and rain) depicted in darker blues. The birds first appear on radar as they depart from Cuba and emerge in the Florida Straits, disappearing below the radar towards dawn as they reach mainland Florida.
The time lapse spans 10.5 hours. Pretty cool!
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1 day ago

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These penguins love their rocks! Adelie penguins line their nests with rocks, and in some areas, the nests are over 6000 years old and have been used constantly all that time! This is serious business!
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2 days ago

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A mother Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), carrying her young! Also known as the fish-eating crocodile, the average female Gharial will lay 20-90 eggs and take care of them for about 3 months after birth. But here's the cool thing - the temperature of the nest determines the gender of the baby. When the temperature is 31.6 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) - males will mostly develop. If the temperature is below and/or above 31.6 degrees, then it induces development of females. And, although there are a lot of babies hitching a ride with their mom in this photo, fact is... 99% of crocodile babies will be eaten in the first year of their life by large fish, hyenas, monitor lizards and larger crocodiles.
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A mother Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), carrying her young!  Also known as the fish-eating crocodile, the average female Gharial will lay 20-90 eggs and take care of them for about 3 months after birth. But heres the cool thing - the temperature of the nest determines the gender of the baby. When the temperature is 31.6 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) - males will mostly develop. If the temperature is below and/or above 31.6 degrees, then it induces development of females. And, although there are a lot of babies hitching a ride with their mom in this photo, fact is... 99% of crocodile babies will be eaten in the first year of their life by large fish, hyenas, monitor lizards and larger crocodiles. 
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That’s actually a gharial, a super rare species. You can tell by the elongated snout, which makes this even cooler 💯

What an amzing photo!

Wow super amazing

Interesting fact about how the gender is decided.

Great information very interesting ❤️

Interesting

Oh My!

Wow

😲

Leota Wood

Jarvis Washington

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3 days ago

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Jonathan the Tortoise! Oldest living terrestrial animal in the world has seen it all - from world wars to the invention of cars and lightbulbs! He is believed to be 188 years old, and is a Seychelles giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea hololissa). Jonathan currently resides on the island of Saint Helena, a British Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean.

The all-time verified record holder for the world's oldest tortoise, according to Guinness World Records, is Tu'i Malila, who died in Tonga in 1965 at the age of 189. So, it wont be long before Jonathan takes over that title... we hope!
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Jonathan the Tortoise! Oldest living terrestrial animal in the world has seen it all - from world wars to the invention of cars and lightbulbs! He is believed to be 188 years old, and is a Seychelles giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea hololissa).  Jonathan currently resides on the island of Saint Helena, a British Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean.

The all-time verified record holder for the worlds oldest tortoise, according to Guinness World Records, is Tui Malila, who died in Tonga in 1965 at the age of 189. So, it wont be long before Jonathan takes over that title... we hope!  
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It is truly remarkable how long lived they are ❤️

Yes perhaps the message for us here is really that we need to slow down a bit.

He's so handsome

Awesome

4 days ago

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Due to the Coronavirus, bats have been getting a bit of negative press lately. Great Big Nature’s own Brian Keating wanted to add another perspective:
www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-97-the-homestretch/clip/15760942-brian-keating-on-bats
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Due to the Coronavirus, bats have been getting a bit of negative press lately.  Great Big Nature’s own Brian Keating wanted to add another perspective: 
https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-97-the-homestretch/clip/15760942-brian-keating-on-bats
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Wonderful perspective! Thanks for sharing :)

Friend tells me his friend is close to adding a third bat box on his place near Carsland.

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