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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 ...

Bracyphylla cavernarum, fruit-eater bat. Photo by Lisa Sims.
What Happens To Bats After A Hurricane?

Bats play a critical roll in the ecosystem on the island of Dominica, but with climate change expected to spawn more severe hurricanes, understanding how the bats in this region are impacted by such extreme storms will be important to future conservation efforts.

Bats at Bracken Cave

American Spring LIVE: Episode 2 - Migration

Inside a Bat Tornado

Watch as hundreds of bats swirl out of Bracken Cave in Texas.

Brown Bat
Late Nights With Bats In The City

Just like cats and spiders, the representation of blood-sucking vampire bats is often seen in seasonal decor and festivities this time of year. But in actuality, bats are very much a part of everyday life in a variety of urban areas across North America, completely oblivious to their role in All Hallows Eve celebrations. Learn more about how these often misunderstood animals are adjusting to life in cities.

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The Gathering Swarms

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Check out swarm intelligence, essentially a living embodiment of social media in the natural world.

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Moment of Impact: Jungle

Episode 2 | Jungle

The jungle's layers are peeled back to dissect more amazing moments of impact. Stealth and ambush reign in the jungle and survival depends on highly tuned senses and ingenious defenses. From ninja ants to flying snakes, cameras dive underwater, sail through trees and penetrate fur, feathers, skin and bone to reveal the science of some amazing animal engineering hidden deep in the jungle.