One of the most important features of animals is their color. Whether it be to attract a mate or hide from a predator, color is involved in most aspects of animal behavior and influences how well they survive and pass on their genes to future generations. Once thought impossible, scientists can now tell what colors many extinct animals may have been.
Happy New Year NATURE fans! We’re starting the year off strong with new premieres and a couple of classics from the NATURE archive. Here’s our monthly rundown of can’t-miss programs. Watch by tuning in on PBS or streaming online beginning the day after each program airs. January 2 – Fox Tales Intelligent, resilient and bold, […]
When a radio-collared caribou went missing from a study population in Canada last December, researchers assumed it had died or been killed. Then when it showed up again just days after Christmas, new theories of just where the caribou had been started circulating.
If you find yourself with a little extra time over the next couple weeks, get caught up with the latest news in science and nature...
If the cold weather and dark skies of the season are starting to get you down, take a cue from our NATURE contributor Susan Brackney and try these tips for owl spotting - a perfect winter past time to help get you through the bleakest time of year.
In conjunction with our new short film Living With Snow Leopards, Charu Mishra & Matt Fiechter of the Snow Leopard Trust provide further insights on how they are tackling the issue of conservation by approaching it from a different angle that is proving to be far more effective and sustainable.
Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) can catch a bacteria, Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, from domestic sheep that causes pneumonia in the wild sheep and, often, death. Researchers noted a correlation between the introduction of domestic sheep and the rapid disappearance of bighorn sheep as early as 1928 and pneumonia remains a significant problem for the wild species today.
Earlier this week, we released a short film on the work being done by the Woodland Park Zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) to conserve the cloud forest of Papua New Guinea and the elusive tree kangaroos that inhabit it. Take a deeper dive into the project in this first-hand account with Woodland Park Zoo […]