Sailfish and the Dredge
; a prey's eye view of what it's like to be chased and hunted by a sailfish. [more inside]
Do not pamper your animal. A camel is your partner in work, not a pet.
You must look into its gigantic, sable eyes and address it firmly. You can reward it with ear scratches.
Back in 08', filmcow.com, the people behind Charlie The Unicorn and other such Internet nonsense, released a darling little video about adorable singing ferrets signing about the things they love, "Make Me Smile
A scientist radio-tracking pandas in the Chinese wilderness frolics with an inquisitive cub who was left in his care by its mother: Dajun and the wild baby panda
. [more inside]
English singer-songwriter Keaton Henson
's video for Small Hands
, directed by Joseph Mann. [more inside]
is a pet shop owner from the Bronx who spun a small cable-access show about pet care into a Martha Stewart Omnimedia-backed pet-advice career. But he first became known for his call-in show
in which he gave advice
while surrounded by a menagerie
Staying_On-Topic in r/intelligentanimals posts a huge number of links explaining why Corvids (crows, ravens, magpies, etc) are amazing.
Five years ago this week, the BBC started broadcasting one of the most extraordinary documentaries ever to grace television: Planet Earth
. The culmination of five years of field work
, it employed the most cutting-edge of techniques
in order to capture life in all its forms, from sweeping spaceborne vistas to shockingly intimate close-ups
-- including many sights
rarely glimpsed by human eyes. Visually spectacular
, it showcased footage shot in 204 locations in 62 countries
, thoroughly documenting every biome from the snowy peaks of the Himalayas to the lifegiving waters of the Okavango Delta
, a rich narrative tapestry backed by a stirring orchestral score
from the BBC Concert Orchestra. Unfortunately, the series underwent some editorial changes
for rebroadcast overseas. But now fans outside the UK can rejoice -- all eleven chapters of this epic story are available on YouTube in their original form: uncut, in glorious 1080p HD, and with the original narration by renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough
. Click inside for the full listing (and kiss the rest of your week goodbye). [more inside]
Wildlife rehabilitators take care of wounded or orphaned animals, nursing them back to health and preparing them for a life back in the wild. This
leads to a lot of cute baby animal videos. (Roll over for descriptions.) [more inside]
Animals at Play
: Stuart Brown, a physician and clinical researcher who founded the National Institute for Play
, describes Norbert Rosing's striking images
of a wild polar bear playing with sled dogs.
How To Have A Ton Of Fun Raising Baby Squirrels
. Husband and wife document their adventures raising these little spazz-monsters with many photos and some Flash movies
. Via Cute Overload
Mating Leopard Slugs entwine
- one of the untold wonders of the animal kingdom captured on video....
The BBC gets up close and personal
with Life in the Undergrowth
in their new wildlife documentary. A must see for any animal, insect or
David Attenborough fan...
(If the main vid link doesn't work for you try it from here
- realplayer needed)
View the Pacific Walrus
community at Alaska's Walrus Island State Game Sanctuary
via their handy webcam
However, do your viewing soon as the camera will be going offline
for several weeks starting tomorrow due to annual hunting
by Alaskan Natives
and their wishes for privacy
. (yes, the animals in the last link are seals, but it illustrates why they don't want this broadcast live)
is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their noses, or why.
Remember the threads
last week about R/C planes with digital cameras? Rank amateurs. Animal Planet
has upped the stakes in the unmanned aerial vehicle race by strapping a video camera to an eagle
. That's right, an eagle. It's incredible. Check out the dogfight in particular. They're also doing a bunch of other cool things
with animals and technology.
Animal, Vegetable, Video
— vibrant vids of vitality.
If you need a picture of an alpaca, some video of a nudibranch or audio of a nightjar.
Bear prowls Montana neighborhood.
Climbs tree. Animal Control. Tranquilizers. Trampoline. Hilarity ensues . . .
Tool Making Crow
"In the experiments, a captive female crow, confronted with a task that required a curved tool (retrieving a food-containing bucket from a vertical pipe), spontaneously bent a piece of straight wire into a hooked shape -- and then repeated the behavior in nine out of ten subsequent trials." The behavior was captured on an amazing video clip