Pallas’s cats have learned to cope with mountain life. They often live in rock dens, which keep them well protected. They hunt insects, small rodents, and birds by using rocks for cover. But out in the open these 9 pound cats are vulnerable to attack from eagles and wolves, so they move with extreme caution.
With their aquatic skills – and powerful bite – jaguars are able to prey on the crocodile-like caiman. An extraordinary act of such predation was filmed by a tourist in Brazil’s Pantanal.
The American pronghorn is the second fastest land mammal on the planet – reaching speeds of fifty miles an hour. But it’s pace long baffled scientists. It’s speculated that an arms race between the american cheetah and the pronghorn may be the reason for the antelope’s remarkable speed.
The clouded leopard is the most ancient type of cat alive today and its genetic blue print is shared by all cats. Every feline species alive today shares the clouded leopard’s razor sharp canines, heightened senses and their extreme agility.
Despite the number of years living and working as a wildlife cameraman in Europe, Vianet D’jenguet always carried fond childhood memories of the Congo wherever he traveled. “My Congo” represents his first opportunity to film in his native country and he takes viewers to his favorite places to witness the diversity of wildlife, stunning landscapes, […]
The two-part mini-series “The Story of Cats” premieres November 2 & 9, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Cats are among the most feared and revered creatures on the planet. Their power, strength, and enigmatic nature have fascinated us for centuries. They’ve dominated human culture since the dawn of civilization. Go […]
Our experiments tested the abilities of individual hummingbirds to fly in reduced oxygen, such as occurs at extreme high altitudes. The results allow us to understand the limits of high-altitude performance, how these limits differ among species, how they relate to genetic characteristics, and how they predict the elevational range limits of species. These experiments […]
Hummingbirds are amazing creatures to behold. They are the tiniest of birds, yet possess natural born super powers that enable them to fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. Their wings beat faster than the eye can see and the speed at which they travel makes people wonder if it was indeed a hummingbird they […]