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Planet Paraguay: The spectacular common potoo

Watch Biologist Dr Jonny Miller introduce the spectacular common potoo. It’s brown, blends in, and doesn’t move much… so why is it so spectacular? Exactly for those reasons. The common potoo is a c...

Two months breaking ice (in under five minutes)

Marine scientist and Stanford PhD student Cassandra Brooks narrates a two month long time-lapse view from an ice breaker — a specially-designed ship with “a strengthened hull, an ice-clearing shape, and th...

Todd McLellan: Disassembled / Things Come Apart

Photographer Todd McLellan has been on my mind ever since I saw this post on making an Inventor’s Box: a collection of tools and second-hand electronics for kids to disassemble, organiz...

Shaggy Lawn Mowers – Paris’ Eco-Friendly Park Lawn Maintenance

Shaggy Lawn Mowers - Paris Tries an Eco-Friendly Way of Maintaining Park Lawns… the New York Times reports on a sustainable idea: Mayor Bertrand Delanoë has made the environment a priority since his election ...

Earth Touch: Antarctica Ep2

Two South African filmmakers and ecologists travel to South Georgia Island and Antarctica to film the animals that live on the seventh continent. In this episode from EarthTouch.tv, meet the trusting seals and pengui...

From plastic bottles to football jerseys

This Nike Better World promo video from 2012 shares the manufacturing process of how plastic bottles can turn into “the most advanced football jerseys on the planet.” (And by the way, that’s soccer/...

TED Ed: The Survival of the Sea Turtle

Watch the miraculous journey of infant sea turtles as these tiny animals run the gauntlet of predators and harsh conditions. Then, in numbers, see how human behavior has made their tough lives even more challenging....

Releasing Rocky the eagle back into the wild

Eagle Valley Raptor Center cares for injured on 20 acres of land near Cheney, Kansas. In 2012, they cared for an eagle named Rocky, who was found injured and was healed at the center before ...

Fish Tornado: a behind-the-scenes look at the famous photograph

This short, silent video shares a few behind-the-scenes moments from the ”fish tornado” photograph, titled David and Goliath, taken in Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur, Mexico by photographer Octavio Aburto...

The Impact of One Cotton T-Shirt

In collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic just released a video explaining the impact of a cotton t-shirt: how much water it takes to make just one, how much energy it takes to grow, manufactu...

Koala Hospital

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...

Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm

With a cameo by Forest Scientist Stephen Sillett, watch this behind the scenes video about photographing the world’s second-largest known tree, 3,000+ year old President, in Sequoia National Park. The resultin...

Paignton Zoo’s Vertical Farm

When zoo animals want fresh greens (and bright reds and oranges) to eat, there’s no better solution than growing those vegetables at the zoo. But when you don’t have a lot of space or money (or sometimes ...

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 ...

Baby Sloth at the National Aquarium

Sloths are arboreal folivores — tree-dwelling animals that eat mostly “buds, tender shoots, and leaves, mainly of Cecropia trees.” They are well-known for moving slowly, and...

Climbing and Measuring Redwood Giants

Meet Forest Scientist Stephen Sillett. He has dedicated his life to studying the Redwood Forest canopy, 350 feet high into a separate world in the tops of the tallest and oldest trees on the planet. Stephen and his ...

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: Kinango’s Story

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya is a small charity that works for the conservation of elephants . The Trust specializes in taking care of the babies that are orphaned through poaching.  This is the story of Kin...

The tawny frogmouth at the Brookfield Zoo

What is a tawny frogmouth? The Brookfield Zoo in Chicago welcomed two tawny frogmouth chicks in early July, 2012. For reasons unknown, the parents, Eunice, who is on loan from Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina, and...