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Owl Power

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For centuries, owls have been featured in children’s books and folk tales capturing imaginations the world over. With their haunting calls and charismatic faces, these birds remain popular but mysterious because it’s rare to catch more than a glimpse of one in the wild. Unlike their cousins, the hawks, eagles and falcons, owls are the […]

The Last Orangutan Eden

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Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans. Asia’s most intelligent ape once roamed across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, but today, fewer than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild. The film cites rapid deforestation — clearing […]

Owl Power

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For centuries, owls have been featured in children’s books and folk tales capturing imaginations the world over. With their haunting calls and charismatic faces, these birds remain popular but mysterious because it’s rare to catch more than a glimpse of one in the wild. Unlike their cousins, the hawks, eagles and falcons, owls are the […]

Owl Power

Owl Shows Off Silent Flight Superpower

Evolution has endowed owls with a suite of superpowers: precision hearing, incredible eyesight, night vision. Add to that the power of virtually silent flight, and no prey in their path stands a chance.

Penguin Post Office

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Antarctica’s most popular tourist destination is a unique British post office located in the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula at Port Lockroy, about 700 miles south of Argentina and Chile. Enthusiastic cruise ship passengers from around the world come ashore throughout the Antarctic summer to see the colony of 3,000 gentoo penguins that takes up […]

Penguin Post Office

Cycle of Life at the Penguin Post Office

Sources: Borboroglu and Boersma. Penguins: Natural History and Conservation. University of Washington Press, 2013. Lescroel et al. Breeding ecology of the gentoo penguin Pygoscelis papua at Kerguelen Archipelago. Polar Biol (2009) 32:1495–1505 DOI 10.1007/s00300-009-0647-9. Accessed at: http://www.cebc.cnrs.fr/publipdf/2009/LPB32_2009.pdf Email correspondence with the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. Credits: Designer – Karen Brazell Producer – Eric R. Olson […]

Penguin Post Office

From Military Operation to Tourist Attraction: The History of the Penguin Post Office

  Port Lockroy on the Antarctic Pensinsula is home to 3,000 gentoo penguins and Antarctica’s most-visited tourist attraction, a unique British post office known informally as the ‘Penguin Post Office’. However, it wasn’t always this way. The port has at various times been a center for whaling, a military base and a scientific research facility. […]

Penguin Post Office

Punk Rock Penguin Chicks Fend Off Skua

The skua is a large seagull-like bird that preys on penguin chicks. But the tables are turned when the babies are nearly full-grown and sporting feather mohawks.