The ospreys are having a housing crisis. They want to nest up high, but there are not enough spots for the birds that have come to breed. The only way for the young, less-experienced birds to get a good nest site is to steal one.
The Hawaiian garden eel is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by John Ernest Randall and James Robert Chess in 1980. It is a marine, tropical eel which is known from the Hawaiian archipelago, in the eastern central Pacific Ocean. It is non-migratory, and is thought to be restricted to the region.
Hawaii is home to the largest hard-shelled sea turtles in the world.
Hawaiian green sea turtles, or honu, are native to Hawaii. They are the largest hard–shelled sea turtle in the world, reaching lengths of four feet and weights over 300 pounds. Out of the seven types of sea turtle, the Hawaiian green sea turtle is the most common turtle in Hawaii.
After a number of failed attempts, a young leopard gains the skills needed to catch birds.
There are many reasons Big Bend is good for bears and this is one of them.
Big Bend National Park is in southwest Texas and includes the entire Chisos mountain range and a large swath of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive leads to the ruins of Sam Nail Ranch, now home to desert wildlife. The Santa Elena Canyon, carved by the Rio Grande, features steep limestone cliffs. Langford Hot Springs, near the Mexican border, has pictographs and the foundations of an old bathhouse.
Witness the mass migration of hundreds of thousands of reindeer in Lapland.
Orcas have a special way of hunting herring.
The killer whale or orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. Killer whales have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey.
Alan Watson Featherstone, ecologist and founder of “Trees for Life,” describes the moment he realized he needed to help in the effort to rewild Scotland, resulting in the founding of his charity “Trees for Life” to achieve this. Tune in or stream “The Age of Nature” Wednesdays, October 14-28, 2020 at 10/9c.
In the mountains of Mexico, a spy hummingbird ventures into the heart of a breathtaking monarch butterfly swarm.
Travel to the Northern Hemisphere, where the spy creatures learn how animals move, feed and fight. “Spy in the Wild 2 – Episode 2: The North“ premieres Wednesday, May 6, at 8/7c.
The spy creatures infiltrate a hippo pod, a gorilla sanctuary and the world of pygmy elephants. “Spy in the Wild 2 – Episode 1: The Tropics“ premieres Wednesday, April 29, at 8/7c.