The population of captive animals on “bear farms” in Laos has been increasing significantly in recent years, despite laws to protect the bears. After mother bears and their cubs—both Asiatic black bears and sun bears—are captured, their bile and body parts are harvested for use in traditional Chinese medicine. An organization called Free the Bears […]
Master of the Sky: Owl versus Wolf
Owls have an amazing aerial agility, a great defensive move especially when you have young to protect. Taken from Super Powered Owls.
The Birds That Have Lived for 44 Million Years
The Picathartes have lived in the Congo for 44 million years. When these birds mate they mate for life therefore they have to make a good team. This video was first published by BBC Earth on 24 Mar 2016.
Video: Tense Standoff With a Male Elephant in Mating Mode
“About 97 percent of all the elephants were killed, and the ones that are left don’t like us very well,” says National Geographic filmmaker Bob Poole, referring to the elephants who live in Gorongosa National Park, a population that was heavily hunted by soldiers during Mozambique’s civil war. During the 15-year war, elephants in Gorongosa […]
Video: Extremely Rare White Lions Caught on Camera
In September 2014, a white lion cub was spotted in Singita Kruger National Park. While hundreds of these animals exist in captivity, only 13 remain in the wild, making the sighting unique. Black Bean Productions set out to capture footage of these remarkable big cats, whose coloration is not albinism but is caused by a […]
Video: How To Play Like a Polar Bear!
Polar Bears can detect another bear with their excellent sense of smell, male bears can spend weeks tracking the scent of a female who is ready to mate. Taken from Animal Attraction.
Video: Squirrels Mask Scent with Rattlesnake Skin
In the popular TV series “The Walking Dead” humans can hide from zombies by covering themselves in zombie guts, masking their scent. The California ground squirrel (Otospermophilus beecheyi) uses a similar tactic to hide from a major predator, the rattlesnake, which relies on smell to track down its prey.
Video: South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
On October 29th I packed my bags for a trip of a lifetime to perhaps the most remote place I have ever been – South Georgia Island. Before this trip I had never been anywhere close to this far south. I had never been so far out at sea. And I had definitely never seen […]