Tag Archives: animals

Sri Lanka Safari – Yala National Park – Leopards, Elephants, Bears and More!

Well it’s an exciting day here today in Sri Lanka We’re heading out on safari at yala national park Looking for some leopards and some elephants part of the fun is looking for leopards. Yeah I don’t see anything I can see it There in the Tree Is he in the tree? It’s behind the… Read More »

Feeding the Animals at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

I’m Mike Maslanka. I’m the head of the Department of Animal Nutrition here at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and we’re in the commissary In the commissary our role is to make all the diets for all the animals in the park every day. A balanced diet contributes to our overall health and a balanced diet… Read More »

Food Webs and Energy Pyramids: Bedrocks of Biodiversity

Captions are on! TO turn off, click the CC button at bottom right. Follow the amoebas on Twitter (@amoebasisters) and Facebook! When we were little, we loved nature shows. One reason was because we didn’t have cable and it was one of the few things we actually got a TV signal for that didn’t require… Read More »

Cave Art 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Wooly mammoths, step bison, and other large mammals once roamed alongside people across Eurasia. Tens of thousands of years later, we may have glimpse into this Ice Age world through the cave art left behind by early humans. (tinkling music) Around 400 art-filled caves and shelters predominately located in France and Spain have… Read More »

Alaska’s Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge

Spring usually comes slowly to the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta There’s an expectancy, there’s an anticipation that you have and it just takes a few more days of warmth, a few more days of sunlight, for that life to come bursting forth. The land is going to start filling up with birds. good on ok If… Read More »

How Your Toothbrush Became a Part of the Plastic Crisis | National Geographic

(tapping) – [Narrator] Hopefully you know this already but … that’s a toothbrush. So are these. And the one thing they have in common: they’re all plastic. But here’s something you might not know. This routine has been around for a millennia. And back then, they used chewing sticks. (sticks rattling) Fast forward a bit… Read More »

Inside the Dark World of Captive Wildlife Tourism | National Geographic

– (sighs) Jesus. We came behind the stadium where the elephants perform and we found this juvenile elephant. He had gaping red wounds at his temple. He also has a broken leg. The other one is chained up. He looks totally emaciated. Skin and bones. And this is the worst shape I’ve seen an elephant… Read More »

Ancient Mesopotamia 101 | National Geographic

(soft music) – [Narrator] The story of writing, astronomy, and law. The story of civilization itself begins in one place. Not Egypt, not Greece, not Rome. But Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia is an exceedingly fertile plain situated between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers. For five millennia, the small strip of land situated in what is today… Read More »

Coral Reefs 101 | National Geographic

(gentle music) – [Narrator] Coral reefs, their bright, vivid colors can be seen in tropical ocean waters around the globe. Beyond their brilliant appearance lies a hidden significance. Coral are animals. Though they may look like colorful plants, coral are, in fact, made up of tiny animals called polyps. These invertebrates can range from the… Read More »