Snow monkeys huddle over thermal vents to keep warm during the coldest of winter days. Most primates are found in the Earth's tropical regions, but somehow this hearty population of monkeys has managed to eke out a living in the frigid mountains of Northern Japan. They are the northern most living primates aside from humans. • Learn more about this phenomenon on tonight's #DestinationWild, 10/9c on Nat Geo WILD.
#DidYouKnow the hum of a hummingbird is made by the bird's rapid wing beats. The ruby-throated hummingbird's wings beat 50 times a second. They fly in an acrobatic style matched by few other birds. See for yourself! • Watch episode 7 of #WILDUntamed → Link in Bio • • • (@filipe_deandrade +@mckenziebarney +@brianmoghari)
Rule #1 of #AnimalFightNight: You do not talk about Animal Fight Night. • Rule #2: You DO NOT talk about Animal Fight Night. • However, if you choose to break the rules while watching the season premiere of Animal Fight Night, Friday at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD, make sure to tweet using the hashtag #AnimalFightNight!
Wildlife rehabilitator Nikki Christian has a whole neighborhood of foxes! This little fox belongs to a family Nikki has dubbed 'the Dukes.' After giving the Dukes their vaccinations, Nikki plans on combining them with another family of foxes, known as 'the Foxy Bunch.' Foxes in larger families are able to rely on each other for food and protection, meaning they have a better chance of surviving in the wild. • • • #BanditPatrol season premiere, Saturday at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD! #FoxFriday #animals #cute #wildlife
Ever wonder the difference between a crocodile and alligator? This prehistoric-looking creature (the American crocodile) is distinguishable from its cousin, the American alligator, by its longer, thinner snout, its lighter color, and two long teeth on the lower jaw that are visible when its mouth is closed. • Watch episode 6 of #WILDUntamed → Link in Bio • • • (@filipe_deandrade +@mckenziebarney +@brianmoghari)