The giant ichneumon wasp, megarhyssa rixator, has an unusual method for laying eggs. Using her overly-long ovipositor to drill deep into a tree trunk, she deposits a single egg on to the surface of an immobilized wood wasp larva. Her egg turns into a larva, that will eat the paralyzed host…bit by bit.
A lone female lynx moves silently through Austria’s Kalkalpen National Park. Solitary by nature, this young female now seeks to establish her own territory. This will be the toughest time of her life, hunting in unfamiliar terrain while avoiding other lynxes.
Forest of the Lynx premieres Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Austria’s Kalkalpen National Park, nestled between two great mountain ranges, is the largest track of wilderness in the Alps, but it wasn’t always that way. The park was once the site of major logging and mining operations, […]
Brazil’s remote Pantanal, covering more than 80,000 square miles, is the largest tropical wetland in the world. It is chiefly made up of flooded grassland with patches of dry savannah or forest and home to a large and diverse wildlife population, including one of the most ancient of living mammals, the highly secretive Giant armadillo. Hotel […]
Go behind the scenes with armadillo biologist Arnaud Desbiez and the filmmakers who captured the stunning imagery featured in NATURE’s Hotel Armadillo.
The Giant Armadillo Project employs two vets who have developed specialist knowledge of this rare creature. They have captured female of the species and take the chance to check her general health and collect samples of her hair and blood and other tissues. So little is still known about these remarkable creatures, every piece of […]
There are important conservation efforts underway in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to protect its endangered native wildlife from extinction on land and sea. Once home to ancient rainforests that covered the Caribbean island when Columbus first landed in 1493, centuries of development have impacted Puerto Rico’s rich natural resources. By 1900, only five percent […]
Biologist Arnaud Desbiez and his team have found the burrow of a female giant armadillo that they’ve nicknamed Tracy. Using a new camera rig switched on by the tiniest movements they record Tracy’s nighttime activity.