Today we are hopping down to South America to check out some of the coolest creatures on Earth. Animals featured include the parrot, the sea lion, the tapir, the iguana, and more!
Did you know a beaver's teeth never stop growing and that it can use them to build dams big enough to see from outer space? A flock of Canada geese can migrate 1500 miles in a single day. Plus, the Bison can move 40 mph!
A Mongoose has a built in defense system against certain types of snake venom. The Octopus is the smartest invertebrate in the sea, with brain cells in its tentacles. Plus, how did Flamingos get such bright and colorful feathers?
Find out the difference between the Asian Elephant vs African Elephant. Also, why do ancient dogs that come from China look like lions? Plus the potbelly pig is three times smaller than a normal pig – find out why!
An Elephant seal's nose inflates to amplify its roar, which can be heard up to a mile away! Plus, African wild dogs have one of the most powerful bite forces on Earth! Giant ant eaters w/o teeth have 2 foot long tongues and can eat 30k insects per day!
Alligator's mouth is filled with 80 teeth and can chomp down with 2000 pounds of force. Plus mountain goats unique hoofs help navigate worlds roughest terrain. And dogs can be 100 thousand times more sensitive to odors than humans which can save lives!
There are 37 species of fox. Why does the fennec look like yoda? Harbor seals are found washed up on shore - the reason for their injuries will astound you. Plus, the age old question – do sharks really need to swim continuosly in order to stay alive?
The Siberian Tiger is the biggest cat in the World. It takes down large prey with its 5 inch long canine teeth. And the American badgers sharp front claws make it one of the best burrowers. Plus toads undergo one of the most amazing transformations!
Vultures can devour a carcass within minutes thanks to super strong stomach acid and immunity to deadly bacteria. Plus the cicada makes the loudest sound in the insect world – up to 100 decibels. Also learn of chipmunks freakishly flexible cheek pouches!
The Raven is no bird brain. Its considered one of the smartest animals on the planet! The fox turtle can completely disappear inside its shell when threatened. The lionfish has become one of the most invasive and destructive species in the Atlantic Ocean!
The pufferfish is poisonous and if eaten by a human, the venom can affect one's diaphragm and can cause death by suffocation. And, in just 5 seconds, the hummingbird can flap its wings 350 times. Plus, the importance of the Elephant in the Serengeti.
Prairie dogs have their own language and one of the most complex communications in the animal kingdom. Plus an owls hearing can pick up a heartbeat over 100 feet away. And leaf cutter ants slice through foliage with jaws that vibrate 1000 times/second!
The Siamang is no ordinary ape, its arms are longer than its legs and can swing 30 feet in a single bound! And the male wood duck is one of the most colorful creatures on Earth. Wonder why? The Tamandua uses a secret weapon to slurp up 10000 insects/day!
Chimps are so smart, they can even be taught to brush their teeth. Howler monkeys have supersized vocal cords – projecting their voice over 20 miles. Ring tailed lemurs bask in the sun to conserve energy.
Sharks are the ultimate underwater predator, but why? A skunks odor can be diluted to 10 parts per billion and still makes your eyes water. How slow is the 3 toed sloth? From the depth of the oceans to the tops of the trees, this week on Animal Science.
The bald eagle can travel up to 100 miles per hour during an aerial attack on unsuspecting prey. Jellyfish are equipped with the deadliest venom on earth. Plus, a camels mouth is built to eat almost anything!
In this episode we meet the animals of Africa. We’ll see how the zebra is able to use its stripes as camouflage against its colorblind nemesis. Explore the engineering of a giraffe's neck, and feel the power of a hyena's jaws.
In this episode we’ll examine the life cycle of a butterfly and delve into the mechanics of how a bird is able to take flight. Plus, the mystery of how a Venus Flytrap catches its prey is revealed.
In this episode, we find out how the Jaguar’s spots create a disruptive pattern that makes them harder for prey to see. We’ll also learn how a bee sting really works, and how a salmon is able to migrate thousands of miles to spawn.
In this episode, we examine the science of the cat. We’ll learn about the evolution of cats throughout the world, featuring the Saber-tooth Tiger. Find out how cat senses stack up against other animals. Also, how will you do on our feline pop quiz?
In this episode we travel to the land down under - Australia. Learn the science behind the one of the world’s largest natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. See the ferocity of the Tasmanian devil, and meet the cute and cuddly Koala Bear.