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Desert Goat Scales Steep Cliff Face

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The nubian ibex (Capra nubiana) is a desert-dwelling goat that gives birth to young atop tall windswept mesas. The mesa's steep cliff faces offer protection from predators. When the offspring are a few days old they must scale these cliff faces to reach food in the valleys below. Continue


Joshua Horwitz - 2015 L.A. Times Festival of Books

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Rich Fahle interviews author Joshua Horwitz on his book War of the Whales: A True Story which describes how two civilian men took on the United States Navy to protect the fate of the most majestic creatures of the oceans. Continue


The Castrating Zombie Parasite

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Gross Science
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This parasite makes male crabs think that they’re pregnant females. Continue


The Sagebrush Sea - Preview

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Nature
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One of the most overlooked ecosystems on the continent consists of a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states in the American West. This spartan yet spectacular landscape supports more than 170 species of hardscrabble birds and mammals. And among those that have adapted to survive here are birds found no place else – Greater Sage-Grouse. Continue


Baby Snub-nosed Monkey Abandoned by Mother

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A juvenile Yunnan snub-nosed monkey is abandoned by his mother while his half-brother becomes the favorite. In order to survive he must depend on the generosity of his other family members. Continue


Puffins Search for the Perfect Home

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The Hebrides islands in Northwest Scotland are home to the largest puffin population in the U.K. Every year, the seabirds congregate in huge colonies in order to find a mate and secure the perfect piece of real estate to raise their young. Continue


Animal Homes: Cities - Preview

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Some animal species congregate in huge groups. Icelandic puffins form colonies of more than a million, which provides shared information about food sources and reduces the odds of being attacked. Social spiders in Ecuador gather by the thousands to capture large prey. Leaf cutter ants in Costa Rica build enormous acre-wide cities to house multimillion-citizen colonies. Continue


Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions

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The returning saga of Cloud, the wild stallion, finds us back in the Arrowhead Mountains of Montana. Cloud is one of two fathers who bring up each other’s sons. Bolder is his by birth, while Flint, sired by another stallion, is the colt Cloud raised. Now, Bolder has gathered some mares of his own, and Flint has joined a group of bachelor stallions. Who will rise to challenge the mighty Cloud? Continue


The Three-Foot-Long Footworm

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Gross Science
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Guinea worms have plagued humans for millennia, but they’re almost extinct. Continue


What Does Disease Smell Like?

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Sometimes doctors can diagnose you based on how you smell. Continue


Animal Childhood - Preview

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In every animal’s life, there comes a time when it must stand on its own two feet, so to speak, and face the world alone. For a few, this happens just moments after birth, with no life lessons from parents to help them, no time to hone their survival skills. Others have the advantage of home schooling under the watchful eye of a mentor or family member. Continue


Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La

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Representing the meticulous and ambitious work of an all-Chinese film company led by award-winning filmmaker, Xi Zhinong, this spectacular film is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. Continue


Mischievous Monkeys Make Trouble

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Two black snub-nosed monkey brothers play and wrestle among the tree tops, annoying the rest of the troop who are trying to rest. One of the brothers was abandoned by his mother; the other is treated like a prince. Continue


Behind the Scenes of NATURE "Animal Homes" | Puffin Cam

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"Animal Homes: Cities" features a colony of over 40,000 puffins filmed from every angle imaginable. Cinematographer Mark Carroll explains how he got the close-ups using small GoPro cameras and the clever use of puppets. Continue


Animal Homes: Cities

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Some animal species congregate in huge groups. Icelandic puffins form colonies of more than a million, which provides shared information about food sources and reduces the odds of being attacked. Social spiders in Ecuador gather by the thousands to capture large prey. Leaf cutter ants in Costa Rica build enormous acre-wide cities to house multimillion-citizen colonies. Continue


Kangaroo Gas and Global Warming

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Gross Science
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Can kangaroo farts teach us how to make cattle and other livestock more eco-friendly? Continue


Social Spiders Build Massive Nests

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Nature
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A spider found in parts of the Caribbean and South America forms colonies that comprise thousands of individuals. Working together these colonies can build nests more than 20 feet across. Continue


Animal Homes: Location, Location, Location

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Nature
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Finding a good base of operations is key to successfully raising a family. One must find the correct stream or tree, the correct building materials, neighbors and sometimes tenants. In the wild, every home is a unique DIY project, every head of household is a designer and engineer. Continue


Behind the Scenes of NATURE "Animal Homes" | Warehouse Shoot

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The opening scene of "Animal Homes: The Nest" features host Chris Morgan walking among a huge variety of bird nests in a darkened warehouse. Producer Ann Johnson Frum explains what went into filming this dramatic scene and gives us a glimpse of the nests' permanent home at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Continue


Sea Cucumber Evisceration

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Gross Science
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Sea cucumbers can expel their internal organs and then regrow them. Continue


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