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The Kakapo: The world’s only flightless parrot is a very rare bird

Meet the Kakapo: a flightless, herbivorous, nocturnal parrot that also happens to be the world’s heaviest parrot, possibly the oldest living bird, and a critically endangered animal. In 2009, there were only 19 kakapo...

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, ...

Photographer Swims With Huge Goliath Groupers

"They remind me of my family, like my Uncle Johnny from New Jersey," explains photographer David Doubilet of Florida's massive goliath groupers. From National Geographic: They gather on shipwrecks and reefs to eat ...

Giant amber snail catches an earthworm

In the forests of New Zealand, among a wide variety of snails, are giant Powelliphanta or amber snails, "giant" meaning around the size of a man's fist (up to 91mm or 3.6 in long). These beautiful, endangered creature...

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...

Dr Charlotte Uhlenbroek meets a family of mountain gorillas

Join Dr Charlotte Uhlenbroek as she treks into northwest Rwanda to meet a family of critically endangered mountain gorillas for the first time. This was filmed for the BBC nature documentary se...

Chinese Giant Salamander – Songs for Unusual Creatures

In this episode of Songs for Unusual Creatures, Michael Hearst visits the Los Angeles Zoo's Chinese Giant Salamander. This is the world’s largest salamander and the world’s largest...

Explore the Polar Bear Capital of the World

Using 360-degree cameras to document the landscape and polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, teams at Google Maps, Earth Outreach, and Polar Bears International have made it possible for...

A Kiwi chick hatches from an egg at Auckland Zoo

Watch this Kiwi chick hatch from an egg at Auckland Zoo. This is the season’s second hatchling for BNZ Operation Nest Egg, a program that collects the eggs of endangered and critically e...

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...

Toronto Zoo: Polar bear cub’s first steps

Today’s daily dose of adorable comes from the Toronto Zoo in this clip of a 2-month old polar bear cub taking his first steps. The sole surviving bear in a litter of three, the cub has b...

A rare black jaguar cub is born at Zacango Zoo

"Jaguars are already one of the world’s most endangered species, but one of the two cubs on display at Zacango Zoo in Mexico is even more rare because it is melanistic. That means the animal appears completely...

The Leaf-tailed Geckos (Uroplatus) of Madagascar

Enjoy a fascinating, detailed look at the Leaf-tailed Geckos (Uroplatus) of Madagascar and their camouflage capabilities in this video by conservation photographer and biologist Ryan M. Bolto...

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,...

Baby Indian one-horned rhino at the Bronx Zoo

There’s a new baby rhino at the Bronx Zoo! Indian one-horned rhinos Penny and Sanjay are new parents to a frisky female baby, the 13th rhino born at the Bronx Zoo since 1986. She weighs 120 pounds but she could...

The tiny glass frog of Costa Rica

The size of a human fingernail, this tiny glass frog in Costa Rica is a wonder to watch. In this clip from the Discovery Channel’s Speed of Life, you can see the glass frog’s rice g...

Lar Gibbon crosses a suspension bridge

Watch how a Lar Gibbon named Siam crosses a suspension bridge at Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. via Daily Picks and Flicks. Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is the world’s first free roaming primate san...

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