Monarch Butterfly

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An experience of a lifetime. Great BIG Nature recently returned from the Galapagos and had the incredible fortune of swimming with a group of dolphins. It is a moment we wish all could experience! Watch for the full story!
You might be surprised to learn one of the loudest mammals on the planet is a lemur. It’s true. So we traveled to the forests of Madagascar's northeast region, in the Anjanaharibe-Sub wildlife preserve, to witness this phenomenon in person!
Great BIG Nature traveled to the remote Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia Canada to document the end of the Southern Most herd of Caribou in the world. This is Must watch stuff!
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The Hippo Whisperer

Jane Goodall and her son, Grub, are trying to save a hippo sanctuary in Southern Tanzania. We went to tell their incredible story and meet the man they call “The Hippo Whisperer!”

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On June 21, 2022, a near complete, mummified baby woolly mammoth was found in the Yukon, Klondike gold fields within Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Traditional Territory. Miners uncovered the frozen woolly mammoth while excavating through the permafrost. Elders named the mammoth calf 'Nun cho ga', meaning “big baby animal” in the Hän language.
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On June 21, 2022, a near complete, mummified baby woolly mammoth was found in the Yukon, Klondike gold fields within Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Traditional Territory. Miners uncovered the frozen woolly mammoth while excavating through the permafrost. Elders named the mammoth calf Nun cho ga, meaning “big baby animal” in the Hän language.
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Amazing but sad too

Amazing first time I’ve ever seen a real baby one 👏🐘

I mean how do they know it wasn’t just a regular elephant?

30000 years in the permafrost!!! Woweee 🤩

This is really as amazing find.

Broken leg. Amazing find.

Cody Kenyon

Benji Amin

Amberlon Sanseverino

Janet Myers Rana Jones

Keith Chesshir Jr.

Mackenzie Enchelmaier

Dawson Muscutt

Wow

Amazing

Fascinating

Wow!

Amazing!!!

Caleb Murray

Nicki Rosillo

Wow Meara Landsburg mear

Wonderful.

What country is this? Amazing!!!! 💜💜💜

Dalton Beall

Now we can clone it!😁

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3 days ago
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The largest known plant on Earth - a seagrass roughly three times the size of Manhattan - has been discovered off the coast of Australia. Using genetic testing, scientists have determined a large underwater meadow in Western Australia is in fact one plant. It is believed to have spread from a single seed over at least 4,500 years and covers about 200 sq km (77 sq miles), researchers from the University of Western Australia said.
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The largest known plant on Earth - a seagrass roughly three times the size of Manhattan - has been discovered off the coast of Australia. Using genetic testing, scientists have determined a large underwater meadow in Western Australia is in fact one plant. It is believed to have spread from a single seed over at least 4,500 years and covers about 200 sq km (77 sq miles), researchers from the University of Western Australia said.
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Proud of my big sister, one of the leading researchers on this one - Dr Elizabeth Sinclair.

Save the manatees!

Absolutely amazing!

Lori Dykhouse Dutton Show Jerry. We were talking about Aspen Grove being largest. So cool

4 days ago
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If you didn't do particularly well in gym class, then this might be the frog for you. The pumpkin toadlet, native to the mountains of Brazilian rainforests, is about the size of a Tic Tac. It also happens to be a frog that every time it attempts to jump, it crashes pitifully to the ground. These amphibians launch themselves into the air, but lack the internal balancing required to correct themselves mid-jump. So instead of landing on their feet, they spin out of control and crash onto their tiny froggy butts, backs or faces. In fact, they are probably the worst jumpers we've ever seen. But despite their ungraceful landings, the frogs appear to be doing just fine. A recent study found no evidence they get injured during their lopsided leaps.

To view a video of these frogs terrible jumps - click below.
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If you didnt do particularly well in gym class, then this might be the frog for you. The pumpkin toadlet, native to the mountains of Brazilian rainforests, is about the size of a Tic Tac. It also happens to be a frog that every time it attempts to jump, it crashes pitifully to the ground. These amphibians launch themselves into the air, but lack the internal balancing required to correct themselves mid-jump. So instead of landing on their feet, they spin out of control and crash onto their tiny froggy butts, backs or faces. In fact, they are probably the worst jumpers weve ever seen. But despite their ungraceful landings, the frogs appear to be doing just fine. A recent study found no evidence they get injured during their lopsided leaps.

To view a video of these frogs terrible jumps - click below. 
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2044962371847/

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Could explain why it looks so peeved!

Poor little froggy. It has learned how to jump, but not how to stick a landing. Perhaps with more practice.

And yet it jumps. ❤

They are so tiny!

Landing on your feet is highly overrated.

Amazing !

Muy hermosa ❤️❤️

Oddly enough this tale gives me hope for the human race. 🥹

Josh Hinton bless

Cute

Your Spirit Animal Amanda Williams

Omg that’s so sad.

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Caterpillars appear to have lots of legs but only 6 are true legs. The other legs are false legs (called prolegs) that help the caterpillar to climb and move around plant surfaces. Prolegs may be as many as 10 and are usually located on a caterpillar’s abdomen.
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Caterpillars appear to have lots of legs but only 6 are true legs. The other legs are false legs (called prolegs) that help the caterpillar to climb and move around plant surfaces. Prolegs may be as many as 10 and are usually located on a caterpillar’s abdomen.
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Awwwww its little sandals 💕

Adorable.

Feets Tiana Gleim

Bonito ha de ser el abrazo de una oruga.

spécial

Whoever make this must be knowledgeable, merciful, and capable ..

The little feets

Sneaky caterpillars!

Kierra Angela-Lee Doherty

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Scientists have discovered that venom from a honeybee just might be a treatment for breast cancer. A molecule called melittin – the very same substance responsible for creating the painful sensation caused by the bee’s sting – is also capable of demolishing breast cancer cells. “The venom was extremely potent,” said Dr. Ciara Duffy, who led the Australian research. “We found that melittin can completely destroy cancer cell membranes within 60 minutes.” And unlike chemotherapy and radiation treatments – honeybee venom had no negative effects on surrounding healthy cells.
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Scientists have discovered that venom from a honeybee just might be a treatment for breast cancer. A molecule called melittin – the very same substance responsible for creating the painful sensation caused by the bee’s sting – is also capable of demolishing breast cancer cells. “The venom was extremely potent,” said Dr. Ciara Duffy, who led the Australian research. “We found that melittin can completely destroy cancer cell membranes within 60 minutes.” And unlike chemotherapy and radiation treatments – honeybee venom had no negative effects on surrounding healthy cells. 
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Sounds great. I pray a synthetic version can be created. For a bee to sting, it dies. Our planet needs bees alive to survive

So maybe we will save the bees now that are becoming threatened

Wonderful news, however, let's hope this is not an excuse to kill the rest of the bees in the planet. We need bees for our planet to stay alive.

That’s exciting news. Let’s hope it advances into real-life treatment.

"the very same substance responsible for creating the painful sensation caused by the bee’s sting". Injecting that to destroy cancer cell, that must hurt!

That’s great news!!❤️

And to get it the bee dies. How wonderful. Come up with a better way to do this.

Wow, wouldn't that be great!!

Perhaps you can share the link to study? Or ware we just supposed to take your word for it?

Great news for all the boobees 😊

My question is: how do they extract the venom from the bees? It’s not like milking snakes.

Hurray for the bees!!

It would be great

That is amazing😲👍

exciting news yes But our honey bee family is diminishing Once they sting you they die 🙁

How about bee allergy?

Very interesting.

You always post such interesting stuff! Thanks ❤️

Genial.

Australia is also a lead concerning mental illness research and treatment.

Wow!!!! Guess it pays to pay attention to Mother Nature!

Sandra Bee

😲😲😲

Lisa Calderone 😲❤️❤️❤️❤️

🙏🙏🙏

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2 weeks ago
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Called “shaker muscles”, the rattlesnakes tail muscles fire at 100X per second, as fast as a hummingbirds wing beat! Their rattles are made up of loosely fitting hollow keratin buttons, designed to amplify the sound as they clash against each other in a blur. The result? A startlingly loud noise designed to catch your attention! “Step on me, and you WILL be sorry”. Be sure to turn your sound up!
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Doesn’t sound like a rattle to me. More like a buzzing bee.

Great video!

I used to kill them in Fla, we were building our house, 3 of them was 6ft,

2 weeks ago
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This image captures a rarely observed moment up close: cactus bees swarming together in a mating ball, each male eager to become companions with a female who is in the middle of this madness. Its all about trying to get the ultimate position. And often, it doesn't end well for a bee or two...
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This image captures a rarely observed moment up close: cactus bees swarming together in a mating ball, each male eager to become companions with a female who is in the middle of this madness. Its all about trying to get the ultimate position. And often, it doesnt end well for a bee or two...
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That poor female!! Even in nature...🙄🥹

How do they mate,without stinging each other?

Aún así se ven hermosas 😍

اﻹسلام يحرم الرق لكن شيوخ المسلمين فسرو القرأن بمزاجهم + جهلهم + تسييس الدين لصالح أمير المؤمنين .

Judith Rawner

To bee or not to bee!

Gertraud Webb

I thought this was a murder ball

Floyd Peplinski

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3 weeks ago
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Macabre masquerade: What you see is a deceptive gimic... a plant that resembles the rotting flesh of a dead animal for its very survival. This rare plant (Rhizanthes Lowii) is endemic to Borneo and can only be found in exceptionally wet and dense rainforests. it is also a complete parasite, having no leaves, stems, or roots of its own, and growing completely within a host vine for its sustenance. The flowers, which are only open for two days, smell and look so convincing that carrion flies are duped into laying their eggs, often carrying away the plant’s pollen so it can continue its parasitic journey elsewhere!
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Macabre masquerade: What you see is a deceptive gimic... a plant that resembles the rotting flesh of a dead animal for its very survival. This rare plant (Rhizanthes Lowii) is endemic to Borneo and can only be found in exceptionally wet and dense rainforests. it is also a complete parasite, having no leaves, stems, or roots of its own, and growing completely within a host vine for its sustenance. The flowers, which are only open for two days, smell and look so convincing that carrion flies are duped into laying their eggs, often carrying away the plant’s pollen so it can continue its parasitic journey elsewhere!
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Atlas Grace....another side of nature...its all so lit!

😲

Killian Darden Victoria Leigh Darden

So what does it eat, flies?

Это же раффлезия?

Nature is beautiful

Amazing

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3 weeks ago
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The real fairy of the forest!
Titanacris is a genus of grasshopper that can be found in central and south America: typically living in the canopy of tropical forests.
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The real fairy of the forest!
Titanacris is a genus of grasshopper that can be found in central and south America: typically living in the canopy of tropical forests.
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Wow. I was trying to work out what it was made of. Amazing!!

Those wings are spectacular!

Nature is breathtakingly beautiful

Love that purple!

That is amazing!

Beautiful!!

Maravilloso creación de Jehová Dios

Definitivo un hada❤️❤️

I'm a Genus

Csodálatos ❤️

Brandie H Ingraham how cool Is this?!?

Rachel

wonderful 🙂

Oh my, yes gorgeous!!

Wow…cool!

Karan-Rae West Jennifer Burton

Christine Elizabeth Stringham Kristina Cruz Castro

Rodger McGrath

Beautiful!!!!

Awesome

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3 weeks ago
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The bird with the butterfly wings. The Sunbittern bird!
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The bird with the butterfly wings. The Sunbittern bird!
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God really created some beautiful birds

Momma Nature is incredible…

Thats amazing. I had no idea!

incredible beauty 🍀❤️‍🔥🌞

Beautiful

Gorgeous!

Beautiful!

Amazing

Where are they seen?

Stunning

Gorgeous

They are found in Central & South America.

Espectacular

Wunderschön ♥️

Anyone know where its homeland is?

Bubba Naquin

How beautiful!

Beautiful.

Amazing!!

No way !!!!!

Chris Upton

Beautiful Nature

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3 weeks ago
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The Margay (Leopardus wiedii) is a small wild cat native to Central and South America. A solitary and nocturnal cat, it lives mainly in primary evergreen and deciduous forests.

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I can remember, in the 1950's or early '60s The Bay in Calgary was selling Ocelots. As pets.

Jungle cat, not a house cat! Won’t snuggle up with you on your bed. Let it out at night to prowl the neighborhood & clear out anything that moves or breathes!

Gorgeous creature

So beautiful!

Gorgeous little cats!!

Beautiful

What a beauty 😍

My what big eyes 👀 you have.

What a beauty, Jungle Cats mean business, a skillful predator.

Ocelot?

Ocelot?

Beautiful

Such beautiful symmetry! ❤️

Precious but dangerous!!!

Deran Sutterfield

Yahya El Nazer

Imari Robinson

Elegant!

Beautiful!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Ocelotl Cemican 🙌

Stunningly beautiful!

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