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Web Sites Jungle Gyms: The Evolution of Animal Play http://www.fonz.org/zoogoer/zg1996/play.htm An informative article by Alex Hawes of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Animal Names: Male, Female, and Young http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0872847.html What is a baby swine called? Find out here. Squirrel Wildlife Rehabilitation http://www.squirrel-rehab.org Find out how to care for that baby squirrel you found. Learn […]

Baby Tales

Child’s Play

We — and every other organism on earth — are only young once. But childhood may be the most important part of our lives, the time when we learn the skills that will help us survive for the rest of our years. A face that, perhaps, only a mother could love. NATURE’s Baby Tales takes […]

Baby Tales

Home Alone

Two, one, or none. As NATURE’s Baby Tales shows, different kinds of newborn animals get different levels of help from their parents. Some baby birds and mammals get plenty of attention from both mom and dad, in part because they are virtually helpless, and sometimes blind, when they are first born. They need plenty of […]

Baby Tales

Animal Adoptions

As NATURE’s Baby Tales shows, baby animals can be simply irresistible. There is something about those big eyes and little limbs that just makes you want to scoop them up and hold them tight. Indeed, humans often do what few other animal parents do: adopt babies of another species. From baby squirrels and birds that […]

Baby Tales

About

Who can resist the magnetic allure of a baby? The presence of little ones of any species invariably generates instant attention and concern from onlookers. In fact, it seems that both humans and animals are hard-wired to find youngsters adorable. The practical and essential reasons why the very young have an ability to play on […]

Triumph of Life

Filmmaker’s Diary

In a mountain rainforest on the island of Trinidad, at the narrow entrance to a deep and noxious cave, TRIUMPH OF LIFE series producer Nick Upton and cameraman Jim ClarBatse prepare for an unusual challenge. Several hundred thousand bats, including vampire bats, live in the cave, along with millions of other creatures. When darkness comes, […]

Triumph of Life

Brain Power

A Powerful Organ Hearts, eyes, flippers and wings — evolution has forged many remarkable body structures. But none is more amazing than the brain, that bundle of nerve cells that allows us to sense our surroundings, sort out information, and make decisions. Indeed, the great importance of BRAIN POWER to evolution is the subject of […]

Triumph of Life

The Mating Game

Gene Swapping Variety is indeed the spice of life. That is the message of THE MATING GAME, Part 2 of NATURE’s six-part TRIUMPH OF LIFE series. It takes a passionate look at the evolution of sex, which allows a species to pass its genes along from generation to generation. Sex is everywhere. Bees do it […]