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Hummingbirds: The Bodybuilders in Your Backyard!

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Get ready for a dose of awe and wonder! With lightning-fast speeds, an off-the-charts competitive nature, and beak-jousting skills that top Olympic fencers, hummingbirds are truly one of nature’s flying marvels.

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The Rare Bear Protecting a Canadian Rainforest

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Have you heard the secret of the spirit bear? It’s been hidden for centuries, but now, getting the word out is what’s helping to save them. Meet the white black bear saving an ecosystem!

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How Highway Crossings Are Saving the American Lion

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You may know the American Lion by one of its 83 names, but whether you call it a puma, mountain lion, or catamount, it’s time to start protecting these important creatures. And that starts in—of all places—our highways!

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8 minutes

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Why You Should Thank Bats for Your Next Margarita!

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Do you hate mosquitos but love tequila? Your new favorite animal may be a bat! These flying mammals may get a bad rap, but they are actually some of nature’s most important species and are responsible for some of our favorite foods.

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Hungry Goats: The Unlikely Heroes Preventing Wildfires!

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Goats combating wildfires? In Australia, communities are teaming up with these hungry helpers to restore their forests. And we’re finding inspiration to solve problems in our own lives along the way!

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Raising 300 Black Bears: How One Man is Changing Conservation!

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Having raised over 300 orphaned bears and reintroduced them back to the wild, Ben Kilham has entirely changed how the scientific community sees them! Here’s how getting up close and personal with black bears has been a ticket to saving other animals—like pandas—all around the world. 

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How Painted Wolves Are Saving a National Park!

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Is fear a good thing? In a gorgeous valley of southern Mozambique, reintroducing fear has restored order and allowed their ecosystem to once again thrive after humans sent it spiraling out of check. Here’s the story of Gorongosa National Park’s revival—thanks to the return of the painted wolf!

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New Discovery! More Mammals Are Glowing in the Dark?

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Platypus are already known to be strange creatures, but there’s a new characteristic to add to these odd-balls: they GLOW! The thing is, scientists are finding that they actually aren’t the weird ones when it comes to this. It turns out, glowing in the dark is a trait far more common in mammals than we’ve ever thought! Ready to test what you think is possible?

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10 minutes

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The 2,000-Pound Vegetarians Slowing Climate Change

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Some of our best environmental engineers when it comes to winning the race to slow climate change have turned out to be these natural (and very cute) prairie-preserving specialists! Here’s how bison are restoring a previously destroyed landscape and keeping tons of carbon out of our atmosphere along the way.

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Trash Panda or Urban Einstein? The Surprising Genius of Raccoons 

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Looking for a smile and a quick lesson on how to conquer any challenge? These adorable masked avengers are clever geniuses when it comes to getting what they want, and here’s how!

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Bad Drawings Bring Big Smiles: A Portrait of Paw-fect Imperfection!

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Can a drawing of a cross-eyed dog better the lives of those less fortunate? We’re embracing our flaws and finding humor within the wonderful work of pet-portrait artist, Hercule Van Wolfwinkle!

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6 minutes

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The Secret Survival Kit of the World’s Smallest Fox

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We’re headed off to the Sahara Desert to spy on the world’s tiniest (and arguably, it’s cutest) little hunter. Let’s learn the secrets to surviving in the desert and explore the superpowers that nature has given to each of us, with help from the fennec fox!

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What Was It like to Live with Australia’s Strangest Ancient Creatures?

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From giant one-toed kangaroos to marsupial hyper-carnivores, the first people to live in Australia encountered some WILD animals. Luckily, we can see what they saw in the ancient art they left behind! Here’s what we’ve found.

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These Rescued Horses Could Save Your Life One Day!

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This organization is helping rehabilitate abandoned, abused, and neglected horses into some of the most highly valued animals on the frontlines of search and rescue and firefighting! And their recipe for success could be a beacon for progress far beyond the world of animal rescue.

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Hope for Koalas after the Devastating Australian Wildfires!

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What happened to the koalas that survived the fires in Australia earlier this year? This is not a story of sadness, but one that highlights the hope and goodwill of hundreds of thousands of people!

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What Some of the Most Successful People (and Animals) Have in Common

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There’s a skill—an instinct that’s millions of years old—that can assure your success in the future! It’s not complicated to master, in fact, it’s something we teach kindergartners and love our dogs for! Maybe we just need a refresher on ourselves…

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Wish You Could Nap More? You’ll Be Jealous of These Birds!

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What if all the wonder and awe we need is right under our noses—or perched above our heads? It may seem like it’s too simple to really work, but we have a scoop on bird naps that will have you seeing the world with a little more delight as you spot these incredible snoozers!

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10 minutes

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Your Fuzzy Antidote to Sadness: Alpacas!

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In a time when there is so much division, comfort can still be found in the world around us. We’re pulling our favorite sweater over our heads and coming out to the other side to celebrate an animal who has been gifting us relief for centuries! With an alpaca’s undeniably cute underbite and “super fiber” fleece, your hard day is about to become a little softer!

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Do You Know Where Baby Eels Come From? Neither Does Science!

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There are a lot of mysteries about the world around us, but one you probably never thought you’d ponder is the mating lives of eels! EELS? Yes, these slippery friends have stumped scientists and philosophers for centuries, and this mystery reminds us all of the wonderful quirks of our world!

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12 minutes

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A Hilarious Look at the Tiniest One-Footed Surfers! 

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Beachgoers beware, there are some crazy surfers on the loose! They are small, shelled, and are up to some strange antics. But don’t worry, unless you’re what’s for dinner, you’re probably safe, and certainly in for some entertainment! 

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Become an Instant Backyard Scientist with iNaturalist! 

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What if you could go on a safari and get up close and personal with hundreds of plants animals, no plane ticket, no fancy guide, and no money required? Now, all of us can experience our own backyards with a little more wonder thanks to this amazing app!

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Learning Life’s Gentle Lessons with the Seahorse Whisperer!

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Can observing the gentle ways of a graceful sea creature actually make you a better person? Rog Hanson is known as the Seahorse Whisperer, and you don’t end up with a title like that for no reason! We’re diving in with him to discover how we can all grow as humans from one of nature’s most elusive miracles.

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Meet the Couple that Helped Save 10 Million Acres of Patagonia

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Thanks to the largest private donation of land in history, 10 million acres of land are now protected in Patagonia: one of the most beautiful places on Earth. So, who are these remarkable donors?

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Casting a Line for Conservation!

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What happens when fishermen and scientists team up to protect a species? Check out this extraordinary collaboration of anglers and biologists to preserve some of the world’s most endangered and magnificent fish!

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Meet the Organization Saving Thousands of Dogs in Puerto Rico!

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Here’s how the inspiration of one person can change lives for thousands! Look at what happened when boxer, Chrissy Beckles, started rescuing and rehabilitating stray dogs on Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico.

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The Unexpectedly Arctic Origins of Our Favorite Desert Companion!

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What do camels have to do with globalization, and the arctic? Probably not what you think! The adaptations that made camels our ideal desert companions didn’t start in the sand.

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Life Advice from the Slowest Mammal on Earth!

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What can sloths teach us about dealing with the chaos of modern life? Here’s a hilarious TED Talk that will have you becoming a champion of the sloth lifestyle for yourself.

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A Paradise for Cats in Their 9th Life

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What can we all do to really make a difference in the world? Well, it may come down to simply doing more of what we love. Join us on a trip to a remarkable backyard town to see how one couple and their love for cats is changing lives for many!

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The Remarkable Organization Saving Kenya’s Orphaned Elephants

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Meet the remarkable people behind one of their most successful (and adorable) programs protecting the world’s remaining wildlife, the Elephant Orphanage. For over 40 years the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has been transforming and inspiring hearts and minds!

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