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Horned Owl Spotted Swimming in Lake Michigan
Horned Owl Spotted Swimming in Lake Michigan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvrAGHGJIpE

A great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) was spotted doing the breast stroke in Lake Michigan earlier this week. According to WGN6 in Chicago:

[Photographer and birder] Steve Spitzer was at Loyola Park Beach in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood when he saw something in the lake. He met another birder who said ...

Did You Watch <i>Invasion of the Killer Whales</i>? Tell us what you think!

Invasion of the Killer Whales

Did You Watch Invasion of the Killer Whales? Tell us what you think!

As the NATURE episode Invasion of the Killer Whales showed, climate change is beginning to have an impact on animals that live in the Arctic, one of the coldest regions on earth. Seasonal ice sheets, the main hunting grounds of polar bears, are vanishing. But an ice-free Arctic is opening ...

Welcome to the New and Improved NATURE!
Welcome to the New and Improved NATURE!

If you are a regular visitor to the NATURE website, you might have noticed more than a few changes around here. We've redesigned and reorganized the website from the ground up, with new features to help you find the content you're looking for. Here are some areas of the website ...

‘Mystery of the Missing Bees’ Looks Back at Colony Collapse Disorder

Silence of the Bees

‘Mystery of the Missing Bees’ Looks Back at Colony Collapse Disorder

http://vimeo.com/107334165

The New York Times RETROREPORT, a video series that "looks back at the major stories that shaped the world", recently covered colony collapse disorder (CCD)--a mysterious epidemic that appeared in 2006 and has been blamed for a third of honey bee colony losses in successive winters (CCD was the subject ...

Three-toed Sloth Gives Birth in the Wild
Three-toed Sloth Gives Birth in the Wild

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA-iULZsBBI

Three-toed sloths (Bradypus Variegatus) do everything at glacial speeds--including reproduce. Females give birth once every 15 months and to one baby at a time. Combine that with the fact that sloths live high in the jungle canopy and you can imagine that witnessing a sloth birth in the wild would ...

 Did You Watch <i>A Sloth Named Velcro</i>? Tell us what you think!
Did You Watch A Sloth Named Velcro? Tell us what you think!

Sloths are fascinating creatures–from their Mona Lisa smiles to their lethargic lifestyle to their strange symbiotic relationship with moths. Which of the sloths in A Sloth Named Velcro was your favorite? Did you learn something new about sloths that you’d never even thought to ask? Was there an aspect of ...

Did You Watch “Animal Misfits”? Tell Us What You Think!

Animal Misfits

Did You Watch “Animal Misfits”? Tell Us What You Think!

Animal Misfits featured some truly strange animals; from the giant flightless parrot, the kakapo, to the long-fingered lemur, the aye-aye. Which creature was your favorite? Are there any that you'd never heard of before? Is there one you'd like to know more about? Let us know in the comments.

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New Season of NATURE: Sneak Preview
New Season of NATURE: Sneak Preview

Catch a sneak peek of the upcoming season of Nature. New episodes include "Big Thinkers of the Forest", "Animal Misfits", "A Sloth Named Velcro" and "The Animal Home Show".