Tag Archives: Animals

South Dakota Black Hills: Bison At Custer State Park

“Sunday Morning” takes us to Custer State Park in South Dakota, where bison and their young calves are roaming. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

Custer State Park is a South Dakota State Park and wildlife reserve in the Black Hills, United States. The park is South Dakota’s largest and first state park, named after Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer.

Montana Views: Red Fox Kits In Paradise Valley

“Sunday Morning” shows us a vixen with her paws full, in Paradise Valley, Montana. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.

Red fox are found throughout Montana. They can make their home while following their food source. Foxes use their nose to find prey, and then quickly pounce, much like a house cat. Spotting a red fox in Montana is never difficult if you look carefully?just keep a close watch for the bushy tail.

Views: Bighorn Sheep On The Salmon River In Idaho

“Sunday Morning” takes us among Bighorn sheep along the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho. Videographer: Hank Heusinkveld.

The bighorn sheep is a species of sheep native to North America. It is named for its large horns. A pair of horns might weigh up to 14 kg; the sheep typically weigh up to 143 kg. Recent genetic testing indicates three distinct subspecies of Ovis canadensis, one of which is endangered: O. c. sierrae.

Views: BBC Earth’s ‘Most Loved Animal Moments’

From the world’s smallest cat to death-defying impalas; these are some of BBC Earth’s most loved animal moments from the last year.

Previews: Science News Magazine – April 9, 2022


COVER STORY

How do we know what emotions animals feel?

Animal welfare researchers are studying the feelings and subjective experiences of horses, octopuses and more.

By Alla Katsnelson

NEWS

Diamonds may stud Mercury’s crust

By Nikk Ogasa

NEWS

This fabric can hear your heartbeat

By Carolyn Wilke

Views: ‘Primal Survivor – Escape The Amazon’ (2022)

Survivalist Hazen Audel embarks on a risky journey to escape the Amazon rainforest and travel 500 miles to the Atlantic coast. Of course his voyage won’t be easy and he encounters some of the jungle’s most fascinating and frightening wildlife. From an Anteater and Anaconda to a Tarantula and Tailless Whip Scorpion, this thrilling journey will be one to remember. Join Hazen on this remarkable adventure in Primal Survivor: Escape The Amazon, premieres Thursday 14th April at 9pm, on National Geographic UK.

Island Views: The ‘Lemur Gangs’ Of Madagascar

BBC Earth: The Movement To Protect Pangolins

In China, Maria joins forces with Angelababy, one of the country’s biggest megastars. She is taking a bold approach to addressing the demand for pangolin products.

Pangolins, sometimes known as scaly anteaters, are mammals of the order Pholidota. The one extant family, the Manidae, has three genera: Manis, Phataginus, and Smutsia. Manis comprises the four species found in Asia, while Phataginus and Smutsia include two species each, all found in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Views: North American River Otters In Maine

“Sunday Morning” visits otters on the hunt for fish at a pond in Portland, Maine. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.

 The North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) is the species of otter found in Maine, and you’ll find lots of them along the entire coast (and probably inland as well). River otters are mostly nocturnal members of the weasel family (Mustelidae) and rather large, growing up to 3.5 feet long and weighing around 30 pounds. They are referred to as “semi-aquatic,” since they spend most of their waking hours in water and come to land when denning, moving from one body of water to another, or marking a territory.