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Meet The Smallest Bird On Earth. Jerboa 2. Jerboa - AMAZING ADAPTATIONS. Who Dat: A Suave Pigeon Struts Down the Sidewalk and Shows Off its Groove Thang in a New Music Video. BBC Two - Nature's Weirdest Events - Episode guide. BBC One - Ultimate Swarms. BBC Radio 4 - Tweet of the Day, Tweet Take 5 : The curlew. Cutest Sea Otter Pup. What Mammals Have the Biggest Brains? Shimmering Giant Honeybees.

White bellbirds produce loudest bird call ever recorded. Infamous Escaping Orangutan Was The Harry Houdini Of The Great Ape World. Why Are Hippos Dangerous? Hippopotamus Attacks. BBC iPlayer - Natural World - 2019-2020: 5. The Octopus in My House. Poppy the African Grey's best talking video. Meet the Noisy, Head-Butting Marine Worms That Live Near Japan. Somewhere off the coast of Japan, hundreds of feet underwater, a couple of flimsy, miniscule worms are butting heads and—somehow—making lots of noise.

Meet the Noisy, Head-Butting Marine Worms That Live Near Japan

Shimmering Giant Honeybees. A Hive of Giant Bees Shimmering to Ward Off Wasps. Best of 2015: Adorable Dumbo Octopuses. Snail Carrying Anemone. Adorable Pink Octopus. 'Octomoms' on Edge: Fascinating Brooding Octopods. Montserrat South. Alexander Semenov Photographs Astonishing Creatures from the Depths of the World’s Oceans. BBC Life: The Grebes. Underwater Footage Captures the Mesmerizing Iridescent Webs of Two Blanket Octopi Near the Philippines. The Bowerbird's Grand Performance! - Life Story - BBC. Laysan Albatross Courtship Dance. The man who makes art from plankton. Saving Baby Orangutans From Smuggling. Orangutan building a nest. Dance of the Blue-Footed Booby. After Walking Thousands Of Miles, Mink The Bear Is Almost Back Home. 26 Real Animals That Shouldn’t Exist, But Do Anyway. The Goofy Worm Lizard That Beats the Heat by Never Coming to the Surface. Mystery! Giant whale found dead in Brazil jungle… how did it reach there? SailfishTonga. Great ape escape: Cheeky chimps break out of zoo pen using fallen branch as 'ladder'

One chimpanzee jumped out of the enclosure and walked along a path with members of the public, while others sat on a wall above the enclosure and watched.

Great ape escape: Cheeky chimps break out of zoo pen using fallen branch as 'ladder'

Dean McFaul and Danielle Monaghan filmed the escape and circulated the videos on social media where they went viral. They were at the zoo with Ms Monaghan's children Grace (8) and Leo (6), and Mr McFaul's four-year-old nieces Summer and Willow. The couple, who live in Holywood, Co Down, were amazed at what they saw. Mr McFaul said there was no doubt in his mind that the escape was "orchestrated" and that the chimpanzees worked as a team to escape the enclosure.

"They started walking out of the hut one by one, it was like they organised what they were going to do," he said. Mr McFaul said that he was not overly concerned because the chimpanzees did not appear aggressive. But he said that zoo staff were concerned. BirdNote. Durham University Biodiversity Survey: Swifts. A pilot study of Swift nesting boxes has begun at two University colleges, Grey and Josephine Butler, this month.

Durham University Biodiversity Survey: Swifts

This joint project between Durham University, Durham Biodiversity Action Partnership and Durham Bird Club will monitor the boxes in the hope that migrating birds will breed this summer. Swifts arrive from Africa and look for nesting sites. Most make their home in roof spaces, entering through gaps in tiles or under the eaves. Others nest in the gaps in crumbling brickwork. However, they are struggling to find suitable homes in towns and cities due to the British public's obsession with home improvement. Wild and Weird - CBBC - BBC. 31 Scariest Creatures Ever Discovered - Page 10 of 31 - Better Find. Peacebunny Island. Zebra's stripes are a no fly zone for flies. Zebras are famous for their contrasting black and white stripes – but until very recently no one really knew why they sport their unusual striped pattern.

Zebra's stripes are a no fly zone for flies

It’s a question that’s been discussed as far back as 150 years ago by great Victorian biologists like Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Since then many ideas have been put on the table but only in the last few years have there been serious attempts to test them. These ideas fall into four main categories: Zebras are striped to evade capture by predators, zebras are striped for social reasons, zebras are striped to keep cool, or they have stripes to avoid attack by biting flies. Wisdom The Albatross, World's Oldest Wild Bird, Lays Another Egg. How is a nautilus different from a squid? British Garden Birds - Long-tailed Tit. Both sexes: Black and pink with white crown and long black tail.

British Garden Birds - Long-tailed Tit

The Long-tailed Tit is an adorable, small, fluffy pinkish bird. The shoulders and underparts are pinkish. The head has a white crown with black marks above the eyes and into the nape. They have red eye rings and a very small black bill. Pyrrharctia isabella. Pyrrharctia isabella, the isabella tiger moth, banded woolly bear or just woollybear or woolly worm, occurs in the United States and southern Canada.[1][2][3][4] The first European to describe it was James Edward Smith in 1797.

Pyrrharctia isabella

Appearance[edit] The thirteen-segment larvae are usually covered with brown hair in their mid-regions and black hair in their anterior and posterior areas. In direct sunlight, the brown hair looks bright reddish brown. Adults are generally dull yellowish through orangish and have robust, scaly thorices; small heads; and bright reddish-orange forelegs. Wings have sparse black spotting. David-attenborough-christmas-number-one-single-field-recordings-dynasties-bbc-a8646171. Foul-mouthed rescue parrot forges Amazon Alexa friendship.

Rocco the African grey parrot isn't the usual sort of G-rated animal rescue story.

Foul-mouthed rescue parrot forges Amazon Alexa friendship

The stray bird came into the care of the National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) charity in the UK in late 2017 and soon showed off his love of swear words. Rocco has since developed a charming new habit: talking to an Amazon Alexa Echo assistant. Mystery of Square Wombat Poop Revealed. BBC Radio 4 - Tweet of the Day. Dancing Grebes. New Caledonian crows can create tools from multiple parts.

Octopuses Get Strangely Cuddly On The Mood Drug Ecstasy. Feeding & playing with a Giant Pacific Octopus. Do Whales Have Culture? Humpbacks Pass on Behavior. Whether it's learning a new song, figuring out how to use tools to forage for food, or picking up the local customs, learning from others is an important part of life for many animals, including people.

Do Whales Have Culture? Humpbacks Pass on Behavior

The idea of a culture or traditions—behavior shared by an identifiable group and acquired through social learning—in cetaceans, a group including whales and dolphins, has been controversial. But a new study finds strong evidence that a group of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the Gulf of Maine (map) is sharing a newly observed feeding behavior via their social networks. (See related blog: "Sharks Have Social Networks, Learn From Friends. ") Dusky Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus)

Newborn dusky leaf monkeys are orange or yellow in color Image credits: Tratong/Shutterstock The name spectacled langur is due to the circular rings around its eyes Image credits: ArtemBulkin/Shutterstock.

Dusky Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus)

Dolphins Help Fishermen Catch Fish. Dolphin Assisted Fishing. 50,000 Year Old Lifeforms Were Found in an Abandoned Mine. In Brief NASA Astrobiologist Penelope Boston has uncovered 50,000 year old microscopic organisms in the deep and extreme Naica caves.

50,000 Year Old Lifeforms Were Found in an Abandoned Mine

This discovery could, alongside existing knowledge and researcher, allow scientists to better understand early life on Earth and possible life on other planets. Cave Life Penelope Boston, head of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, recently made some fascinating discoveries deep in an abandoned zinc and lead mine in Mexico. 20 Fascinating Facts About Bumblebees.

For the first time ever in the continental United States, a bee species — the rusty patched bumblebee — was placed on the endangered species list in the final days of the Obama administration. But along came Trump – who the Humane Society of the United States had warned would be a “threat to animals everywhere” – and, almost immediately, away went that bumblebee’s protection under the Endangered Species Act, at least for now. Bumblebees and other bee species play a very important part in our ecosystems. A third of all the food we eat depends on their pollination. Are you smarter than a pigeon? iStock Before you answer “Yes!” — look at these three quick scenarios. Meet 6 beautiful but strange creatures from the ocean’s twilight zone. You won’t see these amazing animals on a day at the beach, but they’re there — living in the vast, cold, unexplored midwater region of the ocean.

Learn about six of its residents and how they’ve adapted to life in the dark. A jellyfish that flashes rainbows as it moves. A worm with twisting yellow tentacles that it uses to take in food. A carnivorous fish with its own built-in fishing rod. The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Solenodon. Sea otter tool use. Axolotls are Masters of Regeneration. The Animal With The Largest Tested Working Memory Is A? Answer: Dog Chaser, a border collie trained by psychologist Dr. John W. Pilley, has the largest tested memory of any non-human animal. How large? She can identify over 1,000 toys by their name and by the category they have been assigned to by her trainer, and all this in addition to remembering common nouns like “ball” and “tree”. The amazing secrets behind 'flying ant day'

A steady stream of black ants scurries busily in and out of a crack in the patio. They’ve been living there quietly for weeks. Perhaps you tried to get rid of them – especially if they were taking sugar from the kitchen or crawling across your bedroom. Perhaps you ignored them, or marvelled at their ability to navigate over apparently featureless paving stones back to their nest. Then we have a spell of warm weather, a summer downpour, and when it stops there are winged explorers erupting from the ground – welcome to flying ant day. 5-creatures-that-can-survive-the-most-extreme-conditions. Chimpanzee 'nests' shed light on the origins of humanity. How fireflies are beautiful — and useful. Nautilus Live. The Strangest Creatures from the Sea! Rare Sperm Whale Encounter with ROV. Best of 2015: Adorable Dumbo Octopuses. Adorable Pink Octopus. Microbes have their own version of the internet.

Creating a huge global network connecting billions of individuals might be one of humanity’s greatest achievements to date, but microbes beat us to it by more than three billion years. These tiny single-celled organisms aren’t just responsible for all life on Earth. Orangutans have been adapting to humans for 70,000 years. As the World Pays Tribute to Koko, We Must Never Forget Her Story - One Green Planet. Like Cher or Prince, Koko needs only one name to be recognized. Koko is without a doubt the most famous gorilla in history, having remained a celebrity sensation since it was shared she learned how to communicate with humans by using sign language taught to her by people. Coral and Associates of the Deep Ocean Seamounts. Beluga whale sanctuary. What's A Mad Hatterpillar? Photos: 10 extreme sea creatures. World's 10 Most Bizarre Sea Creatures. Life - The unsinkable pygmy gecko - BBC One. Socorro Island Sponge and Coral Gardens. The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry, Series 10, The Dawn Chorus.

BBC Two - Natural World, 2018-2019, Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan. Sea Cucumbers of the Deep. Amazing Octopus - Most Intelligent Animal on Earth? 1080p. Stunning Siphonophore. We worked out what it would take to wipe out all life on a planet – and it's good news for alien hunters. The first exoplanet was spotted in 1988. Since then more than 3,000 planets have been found outside our solar system, and it’s thought that around 20% of Sun-like stars have an Earth-like planet in their habitable zones.

Hummingbird Pool Party Number Five! Deep-Sea Skates Incubate Eggs Near Hydrothermal Vents. Jump to Navigation Photos & Video Ship Location San Pedro, USA. What can cavefish teach us about the world? During the Age of Enlightenment’s scientific revolution, naturalists went out into the world in large numbers to take a census of the earth’s flora and fauna: collecting different plants and animals, identifying the ones never before seen, and naming and classifying them according to the taxonomy system devised by Carl Linnaeus. Centuries later, Louisiana State University marine biology professor and Senior TED Fellow Prosanta Chakrabarty (TED Talk: Clues to prehistoric times, found in blind cavefish) is continuing the search for new species — of marine and freshwater fish, in his case — by traveling to bodies of water and swimming, trawling and diving through them to catch and examine specimens by hand.

40 Years of Hydrothermal Vent Exploration. Jump to Navigation. A Burst of Deep Sea Fireworks: Halitrephes Jelly. Shapeshifting Deepstaria Jelly. Cute Bobtail Squid.