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Animal Misfits

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Life on earth is incredibly diverse, but it’s not always what you might expect.  Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature’s misfits.  These odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures at first glance seem-ill equipped for survival.  Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of […]

Animal Misfits

Which Animal Misfit Are You?

Photo credits: Hanging In There by Vicki & Chuck Rogers Hiking by Moyan Brenn Nice France sunbathing beach by Nick Papakyriazis Being a boy by Steven Tyrie Napping by Asim Bharwani Salad by Slice of Chic Shrimp Cocktail Prawns 2011 Summer Vacation by Steven Depolo Chocolate Grasshoppers by Stefanos Kofopoulos sauteeing oysters by wayne marshall […]

How to Build a Penguin Spy Cam

The penguin spy cams featured in Penguins: Spy in the Huddle can withstand pounding waves and extreme temperatures. But what about penguin cam that only needs to withstand pounding the pavement and the occasional run-in with a dog? That’s exactly what the online team at WNET (the PBS station that produces NATURE) built and they […]

Animal Misfits

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Life on earth is incredibly diverse, but it’s not always what you might expect. Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature’s misfits. These odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures at first glance seem-ill equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of […]

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

Episode 3 | Growing Up

As their chicks become increasingly independent, emperor and rockhopper parents place them in a crèche and go fishing. Humboldt chicks are left in their burrows as the adults head for the beach. As the young grow bigger and preen out baby fluff they sport punk hairdos. Emperor chicks go skating while rockhopper chicks practice jumping […]

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

Bright Penguin, Big City

Did you enjoy watching the first two episodes of NATURE’s Penguins: Spy in the Huddle? Tune into PBS on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8/7c for the third and final episode in the series. In the meantime, check out a short film that answers the question: “What would happen if one of the robotic penguins […]

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

Episode 2 | First Steps

Watched by spycams, newborn emperor penguins in Antarctica are caught walking on their mothers’ feet and taking their own first unsteady steps. On the Falklands, rockhopper chicks meet their unruly and predatory neighbors while eggcams provide unique views of the colony. In Peru, Humboldt chicks take on fur seals and take aim at gulls.