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Baby Bat Burritos at the Australian Bat Clinic

This is just some of what the Australian Bat Clinic does to care for orphaned baby bats: feeding, grooming, attending to their medical needs, and making them feel warm and safe by wrapping them like a ridiculously cut...

The Curiosity Show: Matchstick Triangle Puzzle

Get out some matchsticks or toothpicks and some Play-Doh! Deane Hutton, science educator and co-host of Australia’s The Curiosity Show, sets up two challenges that requires some hands-on creative thinking: 1. How ...

Breakfast with a Cassowary

What's it like to live in a tropical rainforest? In this Wild Diaries travel video, Sue Gregory explains her connection with the native wildlife and the boundless plant growth that envelops Cassowary House, her family...

Shake Your Silk-Maker: The Dance of the Peacock Spider

When a peacock spider dances, how do we know that it's a really, really good dancer? From their colorful, iridescent body displays, to their wide variety of dance moves, to the different rhythms that they "sing" while...

The Curiosity Show: How does a music box work?

In this clip from Australia's The Curiosity Show, science educator and co-host Deane Hutton demonstrates the basics of sound, moving air particles, and forced vibrations with a plastic comb, hacksaw blades, the metal ...

Fish that walk: Tasmania’s Spotted Handfish

With pectoral fins that look like little feet, this "walking" Spotted Handfish was one of the first fish documented in Australian waters, and is not the only known handfish -- there are pink, red, and yellow species, ...

This is how an echidna hatches from an egg

This is how an echidna or spiny anteater, a mammal, hatches from an egg. In this amazing 1974 CSIRO clip from a film called Comparative Biology of Lactation, we also get to see how milk can be seen in its tiny, transp...

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast?

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast — in Egypt, Vietnam, Sweden, or where you live? While these showcased morning foods are only some of the possible breakfasts in each of these countri...

New Year’s Eve celebration fireworks… backwards

From one year ago, the New Year’s Eve celebration in Melbourne, Australia… in reverse.  via NPR.

Behind the scenes: Red crab migration on Christmas Island

The daring 5-mile (8-kilometer) migration of Christmas Island’s adult red crabs begins with the wet season’s arrival in October or November. The crabs’ goal: move from the forest to the beaches en ma...

The mating dance of the male Victoria’s Riflebird

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Birds of Paradise project, watch this recently uploaded clip of a Victoria’s Riflebird male performing a mating dance for an interested female....

The Peacock Spiders of Australia

Entomologist Dr. Jürgen Otto films the Peacock Spiders of Australia, and they are super fun to watch. Though they are not well documented, there are 20 known species of these small jumping spiders. They have huge eye...

Fish and frogs that live out of water

Watch this BBC clip of fish and frogs living out of water, featuring the lung fish, a burrowing desert frog, and the thorny devil lizard.

Koala Hospital: Caring for fluffy marsupials in Port Macquarie, Australia

Koalas running. Koalas eating. Koalas clinging to legs. Koalas nose to nose. Koalas being ridiculously cute. In an ongoing series, Koala Hospital, National Geographic travels to Port Macquarie, Australia, a few ho...

How to harvest a large bunch of Lady Finger bananas

Greg the Gardener in Queensland, Australia, shows how he harvests a large bunch of almost-ripe Lady Finger bananas. Want to grow your own? SFGate has a quick starter guide for growing the dw...

Two weedy seadragons dance into the night

From the BBC’s Life series, two weedy seadragons dance into the night:  Living off the coast of south Australia, weedy seadragons (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) are the only known species along with sea horses ...

Baby echidna at Taronga Wildlife Hospital

This small creature is called a puggle. It’s a baby echidna, is just 40 days old and lives at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital: Annabelle a Taronga Vet Nurse and surrogate Mum to ‘Beau’,  has not seen a puggle ...

The “Laughing” Kookaburra

The Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard introduces one of Australia’s mascot animals, the Kookaburra. It’s call is super unique and it’s often said the kookaburra is laughi...

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