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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Anyone else mentally playing Kronk's theme music?

1 day ago

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Polar Swimming Machines!
Polar Bears are very comfortable at sea. The average bear will spend up to 7 hours a day swimming, and travel over 100 km (62 miles) in a single event with ease. In the Beaufort Sea, the longest swimming distance ever recorded in open water was about 427 miles (687 km) by an adult female. Scientists recorded she swam continuously for about 9 days (216 hours) before reaching ice to rest.
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Fabulous video. Thanks.

2 days ago

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Forest Reflected in a Raindrop!
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Forest Reflected in a Raindrop!
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Absolutely beautiful ❤️ thank you

amazing

Love this!

Convex lens effect in Nature!

AWESOME !!

Jaw-dropping.

Astonishing

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3 days ago

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The Indestructable Water Bear!
Tardigrades, often called water bears, are the super heroes of microscopic animals! While strangely cute, they are almost indestructible. Research has found that tardigrades can withstand environments as cold as minus 328 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 200 Celsius) or highs of more than 300 degrees F (148.9 C). They can also survive radiation, boiling liquids, massive amounts of pressure up to six times the pressure of the deepest part of the ocean and even the vacuum of space without any protection.
In many conditions, they survive by going into an almost death-like state called cryptobiosis. They curl into a dehydrated ball, called a tun, and they can stay in this near death state for over 30 years! Then after all that time, if reintroduced to water, the tardigrade can come back to life in just a few hours. Unbelievable!
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The Indestructable Water Bear!
Tardigrades, often called water bears, are the super heroes of microscopic animals! While strangely cute, they are almost indestructible. Research has found that tardigrades can withstand environments as cold as minus 328 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 200 Celsius) or highs of more than 300 degrees F (148.9 C). They can also survive radiation, boiling liquids, massive amounts of pressure up to six times the pressure of the deepest part of the ocean and even the vacuum of space without any protection. 
In many conditions, they survive by going into an almost death-like state called cryptobiosis. They curl into a dehydrated ball, called a tun, and they can stay in this near death state for over 30 years! Then after all that time, if reintroduced to water, the tardigrade can come back to life in just a few hours.  Unbelievable!
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Who does this research and how do they decide the parameters? Amazing.

“Strangely cute” is in the eye of the beholder, Brian! 😉

Interesting information. Thank you.

It’s so bizarre that, if it had been posted on April 1, I would have assumed that’s an April Fool’s joke!

Lots of microscopic bugs out there!!!

They'll survive the anthropocene

How big are they? What do they eat?

Awesome

Wow, that's really cool 🙂. Thanks for sharing this interesting article 💙

What is surviving in the melting glaciers that the fish our eating

Where do they live?

Frank Wolever

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3 days ago

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Lemurs Getting Tipsy!
You have to wonder... how did these lemurs figure out this was the best way to prevent mosquito bites?
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So fascinating!

Sounds like something we humans should have right now.

4 days ago

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Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Return in Massive Numbers!
More than 500,000 mother turtles have been building nests in the past few weeks along the coast of Odisha in India. In this mass-nesting event, females return to the very same beach from where they first hatched, to lay their eggs. It has been estimated that around 60 million eggs will be laid this year, which is more than any other time in the last decade. GREAT news!
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Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Return in Massive Numbers!
More than 500,000 mother turtles have been building nests in the past few weeks along the coast of Odisha in India. In this mass-nesting event, females return to the very same beach from where they first hatched, to lay their eggs. It has been estimated that around 60 million eggs will be laid this year, which is more than any other time in the last decade. GREAT news!
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That’s awesome

I love that, very cool!

Awesome

Good news story. Thanks.

Very good to hear

Dayna Clay

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