Why These Capybaras Aren’t Acting Territorial

It’s the dry season and these capybaras …

It’s the dry season and these capybaras are on the hunt for fresh water. When they do find a small lagoon, they pack into it – abandoning their territorial instincts.

From the Series: Into the Wild Colombia: http://bit.ly/2V6BRND


Newborn Lion Cubs Are Introduced to Their Cousins

A lioness returns to her pride with four…

A lioness returns to her pride with four new cubs, all male. She will take her place among her sisters, who have their own cubs, and together they’ll share suckling duty.

From the Series: Africa’s Hunters: Bound by Blood http://bit.ly/2DFS6q6


The Dating Strategy of the Male Burying Beetle Will Baffle You

A male burying beetle can bury an animal…

A male burying beetle can bury an animal up to 150 times its own size – such as a field mouse. They use this technique to lure potential females, inviting them to lay their eggs inside the dead animal.

From the Series: Macro Worlds: God’s Darlings: Beetles http://bit.ly/2LhXfuY


This Powerful African Beast is a Lion’s Favorite Meal

Buffalos are lion’s favorite meal. But i…

Buffalos are lion’s favorite meal. But if they want to take down an adult buffalo, they’ll need three things: the cover of darkness, teamwork, and a way to isolate the bull away from his herd.

From the Series: Tales From Zambia: Wild Heavyweights http://bit.ly/2DFQqNC


The Only Way to Really Understand a Hovercraft is to Drive One

What’s it like to operate a giant hoverc…

What’s it like to operate a giant hovercraft? There’s no better person to ask than a U.S. Navy pilot who’s driven the LCAC on tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Haiti.

From the Series: Inside Mighty Machines: Hovercraft http://bit.ly/2PFfqsW


The Many Uses of Mud for Elephants

For an elephant, mud baths play many imp…

For an elephant, mud baths play many important roles: mud is cooling, it blocks the sun and prevents the skin from being damaged, and it can help dislodge parasites.

From the Series: Tales From Zambia: Elephant Valley http://bit.ly/2ZCcTEz


Why Wales is the Place to See Amazing Roman Forts

Wales is home to one of the most perfect…

Wales is home to one of the most perfectly-preserved Roman fortifications in all of northern Europe. In Caerwent, near the southern city of Newport, sections of the original first century Roman wall still remain.

From the Series: Aerial Britain: Wales http://bit.ly/2PviesB


Wart-Biter vs. Praying Mantis

A wart-biter is in the middle of devouri…

A wart-biter is in the middle of devouring a grasshopper when it’s attacked by a praying mantis. As a fierce battle ensues, the wounded grasshopper attempts to make a break.

From the Series: Macro Worlds: The Meadow of Horror http://bit.ly/2PvjPi5


A Tall Fig Tree Poses a Challenge for a Young Monkey

An alpha male tufted langur has led his …

An alpha male tufted langur has led his troop to a huge tree packed with figs – a nutritional bonanza for these hungry monkeys. But can the youngest member of the troop make it up as well?

From the Series: Monkey Island: Trouble in Paradise http://bit.ly/2DBT4Ut


This Young Male Puku Gets a Dating Reality Check

A young male puku thinks he’s hit the ja…

A young male puku thinks he’s hit the jackpot: a female in estrus. Just as he’s about to put on his best moves, an older rival shows up – and proceeds to put him in his place.

From the Series: Tales From Zambia: Elephant Valley http://bit.ly/2ZCcTEz