The Andean condor is a South American bird in the New World vulture family Cathartidae and is the only member of the genus Vultur. Found in the Andes mountains and adjacent Pacific coasts of western South America, the Andean condor is the largest flying bird in the world by combined measurement of weight and wingspan. Two Andean condors were released back to the wild in the mountains of Bolivia after they were nursed back to health.
Hawk-eagles and hornbills play to their unique strengths as they pluck bats mid-flight.
The oriental pied hornbill is an Indo-Malayan pied hornbill, a large canopy-dwelling bird belonging to the family Bucerotidae. Two other common names for this species are Sunda pied hornbill and Malaysian pied hornbill. The species is considered to be among the smallest and most common of the Asian hornbills.
The Iberian Lynx is one of the world’s most elusive cats and at the turn of the century, there were only one hundred individuals.
Meet China’s most affectionate and vocal monkeys in the remote, seasonal forests of Central China. Follow the journey of a baby Golden snub-nosed monkey during the first year of her life as she learns all about her forest home and battles the elements to survive.
The golden snub-nosed monkey is an Old World monkey in the subfamily Colobinae. It is endemic to a small area in temperate, mountainous forests of central and Southwest China. They inhabit these mountainous forests of Southwestern China at elevations of 1,500–3,400 m above sea level.
Is this the world’s bravest mantid? Nick Easton recalls the amazing story of capturing this once-in-a-lifetime encounter.
Northern Praying Mantis is a style of Chinese martial arts, sometimes called Shandong Praying Mantis after its province of origin. It was created by Wang Lang and was named after the praying mantis, an insect, the aggressiveness of which inspired the style.
Sometimes nature drives animals to take wild leaps of faith, for food, to survive, or to learn to fly.
In Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, water is hard to come by in the dry season. Without it, animals like buffalo will die. And so they’ll do anything for a drink – even take on a pride of hungry lions.
In stunning footage of an exciting chase, we show you lions’ hunting techniques – and how it’s possible even for these experienced predators to make mistakes. Who will be the winner in the end?
A vole has made a fatal mistake and wandered into ‘The Slash’–the narrow cleared pathway that serves as a border to Canada. Out in the open, she’s easy to spot and a predator would need no second invitation.
The red-tailed hawk is a bird of prey that breeds throughout most of North America, from the interior of Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and the West Indies. It is one of the most common members within the genus of Buteo in North America or worldwide.
From spiders with superpowers to spiders with 25m webs, we look back at some of our favourite arachnid moments from the BBC Earth Archive.
Jaguars roam the rainforests of South America silently and well camouflaged. But their habitat is dwindling and ranchers see them as a threat. Yet two brothers are fighting misconceptions and want to project them.