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The Bat Emergence at Bracken Cave in the Texas Hill Country

Watch an estimated 20 million Mexican Free-tailed Bats (tadarida brasiliensis) swirl up, up, and out of Bracken Bat Cave in this comprehensive report by Texas Country Reporter Bob Phillips. We also get a peek inside t...

Anatomy of Preservation: Journey from Specimen to Object of Study

How do zoologists learn about the anatomy of different animals? And how do they display these specimens in the museums for us to observe and learn from? Watch the detailed deconstruction and reconstruction of a Jamaic...

The Art of Cricket Bat Making

Quality wood, a few craftsman with serious skills, computer assisted design, and large machines in factories! Take a factory tour with player Graeme Swann in The Art of Bat Making... cricket bat making! And if you’...

The Old Mill, a Walt Disney Silly Symphony (1937)

The Old Mill, a Walt Disney Silly Symphonies cartoon from 1937. Like many of the later Silly Symphonies, The Old Mill was a testing-ground for advanced animation techniques. Marking the first use of Disney’s...

The Tube-Lipped Nectar Bat has a crazy-long tongue

The Tube-Lipped Nectar Bat and the flower of the plant species Centropogon Nigricans, both of Ecuador, are very unique. Why? Because without this specific bat to pollinate this specific flower...

The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

The Hidden Beauty of Pollination. You’ve seen this video before. It was a part of Louie Schwartzberg’s TED Talk in 2011, but frankly, it’s so amazing that it’s worth wat...

How volunteers hand-raised an orphaned short-tailed fruit bat

Lil’ Drac is an orphaned short-tailed fruit bat. This video tells the story of how volunteers at Bat World Sanctuary in Mineral Wells, Texas hand-raised Lil’ Drac from a baby to a ...

Louie Schwartzberg’s TED Talk: The hidden beauty of pollination

A TED Talk from Louie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination. Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world...