Raccoons and humans don't always get along. There's a reason for that, and a solution. Truth is, we're more similar than you might think.
Wide-Eyed | Why Goats & Cuttlefish Have Weird Shaped Pupils
Who doesn’t love goats? Especially baby ones. Their gait, their bleat, their tiny horns. But there comes a time in any goat interaction I’ve had where we lock eyes and I’m struck with a mixture of curiosity and unease.
Polar Bears & the Illusion of Color
Most would agree that Polar Bears are white, but there's more to the story than things may appear.
New Study Suggests the Dugong is ‘Functionally Extinct in China
According to a paper published on August 24th, 2022 in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the Dugong is now "functionally extinct" in China.
Sea Otters Have Secret Skin Pockets in Their Armpits
Yes, you read that right. Move over marsupials, you’re not the only mammals with skin pockets.
This Pinocchio-Like Trait Means No Lyin’ Lions
As it turns out, Pinocchio's nose isn't the only one capable of revealing the truth. Want to know how old a lion is? The nose knows.
What Animal has the Highest Blood Pressure?
Typically when we think of high blood pressure, we think of the negatives like high stress and a variety of high-risk health conditions. Yet for some in the animal kingdom, high blood pressure is a mere fact of life. So, what animal has the highest blood pressure?
Why Do Hedgehogs Have Spikes?
Hedgehogs are easily one of the most unmistakable little critters out there, but how much do you know about them
Turns Out There’s a Reason for Rudolph’s Red Nose
Not every reindeer has a red nose. After all, that's part of what makes Rudolph so special—and he's not alone.
Why do Elephants Have Big Ears?
When you get hot, you sweat. When Elephants get hot, well, they don't sweat. So what's a 13 foot tall and 13,000-pound animal to do?
Shooting a Lion
In the case of the lion, a picture represents hundreds of years of colonialism, a de-wilding of nature, and the narcissism of the human race.
Behind the SCiENcES with Dr Gilad Bino
Before you sit down with us to learn all about platypuses, join us for a glimpse Behind the SCiENcES with Dr Gilad Bino. Dr Bino is passionate about conservation and science. He seeks to address the ongoing biodiversity crisis by understanding the underlying processes that shape biodiversity at multiple spatial and temporal scales to inform … Continue reading Behind the SCiENcES with Dr Gilad Bino
Bears! with Brogan Holcombe
Get to know Brogan Brogan is a Master’s Student working in the Wildlife Habitat & Population Analysis Lab at Virginia Tech She’s also the one behind #SundayScientistShoutout on Twitter which she does every week for scientists or STEM activists from underrepresented groups. Follow Brogan @Brogan_Holcombe or look up her #bearseyeview for awesome bear videos! GET … Continue reading Bears! with Brogan Holcombe
Carnivore Ecology with Dr Mariela Gantchoff
In this episode, Devon sits down with Carnivore Ecologist Dr Mariela Gantchoff to talk about What defines carnivoresHow their population sizes compare with those of their preyHow carnivores impact their ecosystem and what would their ecosystems look like without their presence, specifically bears and cougarsBasic biology, diet, and behavior Impacts on populationsHow there behavior in biology … Continue reading Carnivore Ecology with Dr Mariela Gantchoff
Behind the 𝗦𝗖i𝗘𝗡c𝗘𝗦 with Dr Mariela Gantchoff
Meet this week’s guest before the episode airs! She is an ecologist at the intersection of theoretical and applied ecology, currently working on landscape and quantitative ecology in relation to the conservation and management of terrestrial wildlife. A lot of her current research involves working to understand wildlife use of natural and developed landscapes, range … Continue reading Behind the 𝗦𝗖i𝗘𝗡c𝗘𝗦 with Dr Mariela Gantchoff
The Wild Life of Red Pandas
Red Panda Order| Carnivora Family| Ailuridae Red Panda's, like the Giant Panda, eat mostly bamboo (and are impossibly adoreable). But here's the thing, they aren't pandas. They're actually more closely related to skunks and raccoons, and make up their own subfamily alongside skunks, raccoons, and weasels. Much like the Eau de Popcorn smelling Binturong, the … Continue reading The Wild Life of Red Pandas
TWL Hiking Club|The Always Adorable, Sometimes Vicious, Shrew
It's #TWLHikingClub Tuesday! To continue our series on often less appreciated critters, this week we are talking about the always adorable, and sometimes vicious, shrew.
More than a Long Neck: 16 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Giraffes
Who doesn't love Giraffes? Yet, despite their international love and viral webcam footage with thousands tuning in to watch their birth, there is much about them that is unknown by the masses, which is a shame because they are truly fascinating animals with a multitude of fun facts about them. Here are 16 things you probably didn't know about Giraffes.
S1E8 Leave it to Beavers
In this episode, Devon and Richard go on a totally real, not-recorded-indoors, time travel adventure to explore the life history of the busiest mammal out there---the beaver.
Not a Lemur, Nor a Cat. This Raccoon-Like Critter is a “Clever Fox”.
That adorable creature is none other than a Ringtail, Bassariscus astutus. No, not like a lemur---though the resemblance is uncanny.
Mid-Season Finale S1E4 Taste For Blood: Nature’s Vampires
This episode, we have a story that takes us all the way from Copenhagen, to the rain forest of South America--- from the belly of the beast, to it’s excrement---as we explore nature’s Vampires
S1E3 Myth-Understood: Busting Bat Myths
This week, we are going off format in the first of an intermittent series we are calling Myth-Understood in which we explore commonly believed myths about different misunderstood animals and examine the truth behind the legends. This week we focus on an animal that has been the victim of superstition and fear for thousands of years.
For Being Called the Least Weasel, it is so Extra
Don't let that cute little face fool you. The carnivorous Least Weasel is fierce, eating up to 60% of its body weight in food per day.