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Josie the chihuahua gets her wheels

Josie is a happy little chihuahua who was born with no front legs. Add some inventiveness by a lot of people around her and you've got a happy little chihuahua who can get around on wheels. This may be the ...

Andrew Zuckerman’s Bird

Though we’re familiar with Andrew Zuckerman's work — we've put together his Creature puzzle many times — this two year old Bird book promo video was new to us. It’s a great introduc...

A Robot That Flies Like A Bird: Festo at TED

This TED Talk, A Robot That Flies Like A Bird, blew the minds of both me and my 3 year old co-curator when we watched it. I had some explaining to do re: robot bird vs real bird, gears, sensors, motors, etc, (and at t...

How small of a space can a Northern Goshawk fly through?

How small of a space can you fly through? This Northern Goshawk shows off its unique skills with a few lab tests filmed in ultra slooow-motion. (Updated video link.)

Bioluminescent Deep Sea Creatures

From fireflies to glow worms to deep sea creatures, bioluminescence is a big deal around our house, so we’re always on the hunt for a good light show. This video is composed of snips from the BBC’s Deep Bl...

A Black Swallowtail Butterfly comes out of its chrysalis

A Black Swallowtail Butterfly coming out of its chrysalis, time lapsed. Related: an excellent (but unembeddable) documentary set of videos capturing the Monarch Butterfly from caterpillar egg to butterfly, with narra...

Sand Bubbler Crabs Making Sediment Balls on an Australian Beach

Yep! It's a beach full of crab-made sand balls! From the BBC's Blue Planet, episode 3 Tidal Seas, watch some Sand Bubbler Crabs make sediment balls on a beach in Australia. From wikipedia: Sand bubbler crabs live ...

Discovering A Second Species of Giant Manta Ray

Beautiful footage of giant manta rays in Mozambique, including an interview with conservation biologist Dr. Andrea Marshall, who has lived there since 2003.  Andrea’s world-leading manta ray research p...

Phayre’s Leaf Monkeys with a bright orange baby

Found in Southeast Asia, adult Phayre’s Leaf Monkeys are completely grey and their newborn babies are bright orange! This clip is from the BBC’s Life documentary series, written and narrated by David Attenborou...

Fish (and bird) life in the Maldives

Fish (and bird) life in the Maldives. You may have to watch this one a few times to catch the action.

Great Migrations: Jellyfish Lake

In HD, underwater footage of the famous Jellyfish Lake in Palau. From wikipedia:  Jellyfish Lake is connected to the ocean through fissures and tunnels in the limestone of ancient Miocene reef. However the la...

Feather Stars Swimming

We started at Neatorama's link of a Feather Star swimming, and then found a video of a few of them together, above. From Encyclopedia Britannica: feather star, any of the 550 living species of crinoid marine ...

The “dance” of the Clark’s Grebes

From the BBC documentary Life, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, behold the “dance” of the Clark’s Grebes. The kid likes the end: a wee bit like synchronized swimming; a lot like walking on water. ...

Birds from Pleix

Laser lights and slow motion dogs “flying” like birds? From Pleix, a community of digital artists in Paris, this 2006 viral classic is perfect for kids!

Whale Fall (After Life of a Whale)

"When a whale dies, the story has just begun." A beautiful paper-cutout puppet illustration of the different stages of how a whale decomposes, supporting the surrounding community of organisms for 50-75 year...

Baby Octopus at the Vancouver Aquarium

The baby octopuses at the Vancouver Aquarium are now six weeks old and still going strong. They are dining on thawed krill in this clip, and sometimes have a tug-a-war over their food. Thanks, @Heywood.

Kayaking with Redondo Beach Blue Whales

A kayaker in Redondo Beach, Southern California posted a YouTube video of an exciting surprise encounter with a blue whale in the open water. He even dives down to get some underwater video with his helmet cam! Read...

Koi Pond Skyscraper: Fish flock get a better view

Who knew that a koi pond could have a built-in “skyscraper” or a sun-filled observation tower so that the fish could look across their landscape... or maybe they think they’re swimming in the sky? ...

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