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Platypus – The World’s Strangest Animal (Nature Documentary)

Posted in 2015, animals with tags , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2015 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

The platypus has both baffled and inspired the scientific community since its discovery by Europeans over 200 years ago. Award winning wildlife film maker David Parer takes us down the east coast of Australia to the many serenely beautiful habitats of the platypus.

And The Mammals Laid Eggs (Full Documentary)

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Over millions of years Australia has been isolated from other land masses developing an unique fauna, animal world detached from the rest that breaks zoology patterns prevailing in other land masses.

Observe the evolutionary success of marsupials to discover his prodigious capacity to adapt, both to the prairies, grasslands and wooded areas, home to numerous species living in the trees. After sunset, we will witness the intense nightlife of these animals, inheritance of a remote age in which competed with dinosaurs to survive.

Delving into this evolutionary duel, we can visit South African forests. There, after observing eutherian and marsupials, we confirm the hypothesis that asserts the importance of cranial capacity gestation versus mode of the offspring. Kangaroos, koalas, wombats, walabies and native cats are the protagonists of this approach to marsupials.

But Australia also surprise us with other species that defy all logic: birds that reach two meters in height and whose male is responsible for incubation; fish that developed lungs, blue tongue lizards, and mammals capable of laying eggs like the platypus and the echidna.


Australia (Photo credit: Kenny Teo (zoompict))

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