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Lifecycle of a Chinese Luna Moth

Follow the growth of the Chinese Luna Moth (Actias dubernardi) from egg, to caterpillar, to cocoon, to adult. This calmly-paced, 16-minute video covers approximately 70–85 days of development, filmed by insect YouTube...

The tooth-billed hummingbird’s combat moves

When it comes to nectar, the hummingbird is notorious for its highly competitive nature. "Their high-energy lifestyle compels hummingbirds to locate reliable food resources" and then to defend them once found. In the ...

From zygote to hatched larva, a cell division time lapse

Dividing and dividing again over a three week time period, a zygote transforms into a larva in this extraordinary six-minute video. It's a mix of time lapse and real-time footage from Dutch filmmaker Jan van IJken, ...

An endangered Philippine Eagle chick grows up

The Philippine eagle is one of the world's largest and rarest birds of prey. Fewer than 900 adults remain on just four Philippine islands. It took four weeks of searching, seven filming platforms, and five months, to ...

Did an asteroid kill the dinosaurs?

Around 66 million years ago, all non-avian dinosaurs went extinct. Was the culprit a 6-mile wide asteroid that collided with Earth? Or did other factors contribute to the dinosaurs’ die-off? Paleontologist Aki Watanab...

Luna Park by Atelier Zorobabel

Discover the imagined insect life buzzing and brewing in landscapes made from wire. What happens when they "play pinball" at night? We find out in Luna Park, an experimental animation by Brussels, Belgium-based collec...

Nature’s Vanishing Trick

Teenage Action For Conservation youth ambassador Lily Macfarlane created this video to highlight extinction and loss of biodiversity in our local ecosystems: Nature’s Vanishing Trick. British writer Robert Macfarlane,...

Dung Beetle Battle

Which dung beetle will prevail in this battle for a ball of poop? Watch this NatGeo Wild video and make your best guess. The two creatures, most likely copper dung beetles, were filmed fighting over their treasure in ...

Baby flying foxes in Australia’s urban parks

Caring for sick, injured, and baby flying foxes is all in a day's (and night's) work for Fauna Rescue of South Australia. In this BBC Earth video from Cities: Nature's New Wild, Fauna Rescue caregivers talk about how ...

A brie(f) history of cheese

Before empires and royalty, before pottery and writing, before metal tools and weapons – there was cheese. As early as 8000 BCE, Neolithic farmers began a legacy of cheesemaking almost as old as civilization. Today, t...

How to make kawaii egg animals

How can you turn hard-boiled eggs into adorable animals? In this Tasty video, producer Rie McClenny demonstrates how you can create a kawaii or cute rabbit with an egg, a few slices, a carrot sliver, and two black ses...

Reverse engineering the locomotion of a prehistoric reptile ancestor

You can tell a lot about an animal from the way it moves, which is why scientists have been recreating the movements of an extinct crocodile-like creature called Orobates pabsti. Orobates lived well before the time of...

The turret spider’s camouflaged towers

Mud, moss, bark, leaves, and other forest materials cover the towers made by California turret spiders, camouflaging these unusual lairs. Inside, the towers are lined with white silk and can extend six inches down int...

Why do geese fly in V formation?

Why do geese fly in a V formation? In this episode of World By Charlie, our friend Charlie Engelman observes some origami geese to better understand how the vortices of air behind their wings shape their signature V-f...

Feeding Rothschild’s giraffes

Get an up-close look at the tallest animals on the planet: Giraffes. In this episode of Are We There Yet? from National Geographic Kids, program educator Daniel gives siblings Rosie and Julian a tour of the Giraffe Ce...

The Multiplying Rabbits Riddle

After years of experiments, you’ve finally created the pets of the future – nano-rabbits! They’re tiny, they’re fuzzy ... and they multiply faster than the eye can see. But a rival lab has sabotaged you, threatening t...

The Living Fossil Fish – Animated Life

In 1938, South African museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer came across a strange blue fin poking out of a pile of fish. With its fleshy, lobed fins and its tough armored scales, the coelacanth did not look like ...

Biobots and the animals that inspire their designs

Review some of the cutting-edge designs inspired by the physiology of animals: Biobots. This Wired video shares how roboticists use nature's solutions to create snakebots, jumping bush baby bots, bots with gecko feet,...

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