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The Novel Coronavirus and Its Connection to Wildlife
The Novel Coronavirus and Its Connection to Wildlife

[This post is updating as we receive more questions and information.]

Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, a respiratory illness traced back to a live animal market in Wuhan, China, has been on everyone's mind lately, and we've received a few questions asking how animals are relevant in the outbreak of COVID-19. We've done ...

 How Animals Cope with Harsh Climates

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How Animals Cope with Harsh Climates

Extreme weather and climates can threaten local animal populations.

From hurricanes to wildfires to subzero conditions, these animals have found a way to adapt to harsh climates:
Gopher Tortoise
 

The Sunshine State has a history of battling raging wildfires and powerful hurricanes.

A world away from the watery region of the Florida Everglades lies ...

Coronavirus: Why Now?
Coronavirus: Why Now?

Additional Reading: The Coronavirus and Its Connection to Wildlife

By now, most of the world has heard of the new Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, a respiratory illness traced back to a live animal market in Wuhan, China. While the animal source of the 2019-nCoV has not yet been identified, we at NATURE ...

WildCam Gorongosa | Nature Nation
WildCam Gorongosa | Nature Nation

Each week, we feature a worthy citizen science project or nature news segment from around the nation. This week's is WildCam Gorongosa.

 

Using camera traps attached to trees, you can watch, track and record animals traversing Gorongosa National Park in real time. The wildlife population is still recovering from devastating losses ...

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Silence of the Bees

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In the winter of 2006, a strange phenomenon fell upon honeybee hives across the country. Without a trace, millions of bees vanished from their hives, leaving billions of dollars of crops at risk, threatening our food supply. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers - and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further.

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Saving Otter 501

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This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup crying on the beach through her rehabilitation in secret roof tanks atop the Aquarium, NATURE follows as Otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild, where survival is a long shot at best.

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The Gathering Swarms

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Get a look at some of the planet’s great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers — sometimes in millions, billions, even trillions. In the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all.

  Jumping Duckling

An Original DUCKumentary

Jumping Duckling

In this video, a newborn duckling jumps close to a hundred of feet from its tree nest to reach its mother and the water far below.