Wildlife veterinarians in Uganda load up a specially built vehicle with a herd of Rothschild’s giraffes. Their destination is the other side of the Nile River, where they’ll be protected from the effects of oil drilling.
Hummingbirds sometimes use their unmatched flying skills for something other than feeding on flowers–for fighting over them. Flowers in full bloom are a call to arms. It’s fight and flight – a display of skill and fiery tempers.
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, […]