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Making paper from elephant dung: Poo Paper

Elephant dung is ideal for making paper, and Indonesia's Taman Safari Park is demonstrating this fact by upcycling a daily total of 2.5 tons – yes, that's 2.5 tons of Sumatran Elephant dung every day – t...

The Funkiest Monkeys: Crested Black Macaques

In this clip from PBS’ The Funkiest Monkeys, we travel into an Indonesian island rainforest to learn about the complex relationships of the extremely intelligent and social crested blac...

Banggai Cardinalfish eggs

Despite what it looks like, this is not a short clip from a Hayao Miyazaki film. These are banggai cardinalfish eggs with still-forming fish inside. Their eyes are quite clear. Can you see their heartbeats? These t...

NPR’s Planet Money: What does it take to make a t-shirt?

What does it take to make a t-shirt? We’ve watched a video about this subject before, but NPR’s Planet Money answered this question in the most amazing way: they traveled across...

Baby Orangutan Rickina

Little Rickina is a baby orangutan that was rescued from a suspected poacher, and is now being cared for at the Ketapang Orangutan Rescue Center, operated by International Animal Rescue. As a c...

The Houston Zoo‘s Babirusa

Zookeeper Joy introduces the Houston Zoo's babirusa, a name that means “pig-deer” in Malay. Indonesian island natives, babirusas are legendary for their unique tusks, and are thought to be pig relatives,...

The shark that walks

Hemiscyllium halmahera, a newly-found species of bamboo shark or longtail carpet shark, has a rather unusual way of getting around — perhaps not unusual for land animals like us, but definitely unusu...

The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile

Yay!! for clear underwater footage of unusual animals, (yes, even when they’re busy eating each other for lunch), via jtotheizzoe: The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile Sit back and let your eyes soak up ...

A laughing contest for chickens

Hello, roosters that laugh! These birds were filmed in July, 2011 at a laughing contest in Jakarta, Indonesia, where their talents have made them super popular. via The Awesomer.

Orangutan Smile: A mother orangutan cuddles her baby

Observing a six month old baby girl orangutan, an eight year old son and their mother as they spend family time together in the Sumatran jungle in Indonesia. From the cameraman for this Earth...

A brightly colored flatworm filmed in the waters of Sulawesi, Indonesia

This is a nudibranch or sea slug, sometimes called a Spanish Dancer, — what may or may not be a Pseudobiceros gloriosus. Either way, it is a flatworm! And there are many, many kinds of...

The Ribbon Eel

Behold the ribbon eel! They are native to Indian and Pacific oceans. This one was filmed in the waters of Indonesia. via Neatorama.

The incredible camouflage skills of the Mimic Octopus

Meet the mimic octopus, the first octopus found that impersonates other animals. Living in the tropical seas of Southeast Asia, it was not discovered officially until 1998, off the coast of Sulawesi. The octopus m...