Instead of drinking through a straw-like structure as many insects do, hummingbirds use their tongues’ to lap up nectar. In just a second or so, a hummer can drink up all the liquid a flower has to offer. High-speed macro photography has now revealed how they do it.
Among the most ancient of animals, rhinoceroses thrived for millions of years before meeting their most deadly enemy: humans. During the past century, the rhinos of Africa and Asia have been pushed out of their habitats and hunted nearly to extinction for their horns, which are believed — erroneously — to possess healing properties. Now, […]
Super Hummingbirds airs Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). 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 […]
“Bruce” (known in our study as the omega spider monkey) was indeed a weak individual; however he had been with the group for several years before release, and played a role in the structure of the troop. In a traditional spider monkey society, the hierarchical spot of lowest ranking male (known as the omega) is […]
Deep in the Guatemalan jungle, there’s an organization whose staff works around the clock to try to save and care for injured, orphaned and endangered animals brought to its facility from all over the country. This rescue center, known as ARCAS, is at full capacity with over seven hundred boarders of all shapes and sizes, […]
Scarlet macaws raised in a wildlife rescue center are released from the top of a hill over-looking the Guatemalan jungle. The hope is that they’ll find food straightaway, and join up with members of the wild population.
It won’t come as any surprise that survival is the number one goal in the animal kingdom. But to ensure success on a continual basis, many creatures have opted to form alliances rather than go it alone. There are all kinds of partnerships to fulfill different needs, but as this film explains, these relationships are […]