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8 Animals Surviving Extreme Winter 🥶 Smithsonian Channel
8 Animals Surviving Extreme Winter 🥶 Smithsonian Channel

From polar bear cubs seeing the world for the first time to a river otter preparing for the cold, these 8 animals are making it through extreme winter conditions. 0:00 - Intro to 8 Animals Surviving ...

Published: 01/15/2021
Luangwa Herbivores Compete for these Grassy Plains 🌾 Tales from Zambia | Smithsonian Channel
Luangwa Herbivores Compete for these Grassy Plains 🌾 Tales from Zambia | Smithsonian Channel

Herbivores in Zambia's Luangua Valley must compete for nutritious resources in the fertile grassy plains of this dynamic landscape. But puku, impala, baboons, and antelope, must all avoid hungry preda...

Published: 01/14/2021
These Baboons Are Branch-Hopping Into the Darkness 🌴 Guardians of the Wild | Smithsonian Channel
These Baboons Are Branch-Hopping Into the Darkness 🌴 Guardians of the Wild | Smithsonian Channel

A troop of kinda baboons have spent the evening on top of an acacia tree, snacking on its sweet sap. But now it’s time to find a different tree with better cover – and that requires an almighty leap i...

Published: 01/11/2021
The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam 📼 FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel
The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam 📼 FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel

From 1976 to 1977, a series of homicides by the "Son of Sam" terrorized New York City and captivated the world. Using rare, local media, home movies, and police footage this immersive account puts you...

Published: 01/06/2021
Britain’s Amazing Roman Structures That You Can Visit Today 🧱 Aerial Britain | Smithsonian Channel
Britain’s Amazing Roman Structures That You Can Visit Today 🧱 Aerial Britain | Smithsonian Channel

Northumberland is one of Britain’s most historic regions, an archaeological treasure trove of impressive buildings that date back to the Roman conquest: From Hadrian’s Wall to the Vindolanda Fort. Fr...

Published: 01/04/2021
Golden Jackal Eyes Group of Distracted Macaques 🙊 Monkey Island | Smithsonian Channel
Golden Jackal Eyes Group of Distracted Macaques 🙊 Monkey Island | Smithsonian Channel

A female golden jackal arrives at a local watering hole and sets her sights on an unsuspecting target: a young toque macaque, swimming and oblivious to her presence. From Monkey Island: https://bit.l...

Published: 01/03/2021
This Elephant Has Lost a Vital Part of Her Body 🐘 Tales from Zambia | Smithsonian Channel
This Elephant Has Lost a Vital Part of Her Body 🐘 Tales from Zambia | Smithsonian Channel

Mavuto and Chilema are brother and sister. As soon as he’s old enough, Maputo will have to leave the herd; Chilema, on the other hand, has lost part of her trunk in an accident – putting her very surv...

Published: 01/02/2021
Why Baboons Can’t Hide From Leopards Up a Tree 🐆 Tales from Zambia | Smithsonian Channel
Why Baboons Can’t Hide From Leopards Up a Tree 🐆 Tales from Zambia | Smithsonian Channel

Unlike hyenas and lions, leopards are excellent tree-climbers. Which means baboons sitting high up in a tree can never afford to let their guard down. The Luangwa valley has some of the highest densit...

Published: 01/01/2021
10 Colorized Videos That Bring American History to Life 🏛️ Smithsonian Channel
10 Colorized Videos That Bring American History to Life 🏛️ Smithsonian Channel

Using digital colorization technology, these clips — from Prohibition to the moon landing — bring American history to life. 0:00 - Intro to 10 Colorized Videos 0:23 - 1920s: Prohibition Drives Drinki...

Published: 01/01/2021
Mornings Are a Busy Time at the Nursery 🍼 Orangutan Jungle School | Smithsonian Channel
Mornings Are a Busy Time at the Nursery 🍼 Orangutan Jungle School | Smithsonian Channel

Mornings at the orangutan nursery school are usually a chaotic time, with 16 hungry orphan orangutans demanding full attention. Today, is no exception. The orangutan jungle school is preparing to move...

Published: 12/31/2020
Military Gay Exploration, Lobotomy, & Electroshock Therapy | Beyond Stonewall | Smithsonian Channel
Military Gay Exploration, Lobotomy, & Electroshock Therapy | Beyond Stonewall | Smithsonian Channel

In the early 20th century, the medical establishment became fixated with the idea that gay people could be “cured.” To achieve this, they turned to a litany of brutal practices: from electrotherapy to...

Published: 12/31/2020
America's Hidden Stories: Salem's Secrets 🤐 FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel
America's Hidden Stories: Salem's Secrets 🤐 FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel

In 1692, the townspeople of Salem, Massachusetts found themselves in a panic over witchcraft. But after several months, the paranoia and violence ended almost as quickly as it began. All trials were h...

Published: 12/30/2020
Was This Medieval Body from Maiden Castle an Offering for a Nearby Stronghold? 💀 Smithsonian Channel
Was This Medieval Body from Maiden Castle an Offering for a Nearby Stronghold? 💀 Smithsonian Channel

Around 350 BC, Maiden Castle, already the largest hillfort in the region, was about to undergo a massive expansion. A recently uncovered body on that very site hints at a gruesome ceremony to mark the...

Published: 12/29/2020
How Alan Eustace Performed the World's Highest Free Fall Jump 😲 Risk Takers | Smithsonian Channel
How Alan Eustace Performed the World's Highest Free Fall Jump 😲 Risk Takers | Smithsonian Channel

In 2014, Alan Eustace accomplished the highest altitude free fall jump ever recorded, from nearly 26 miles above earth. To accomplish this safely, he wore a revolutionary new liquid cooling suit attac...

Published: 12/28/2020
Tracking Down 5 Missing Lion Cubs 🔍 Big Cat Country | Smithsonian Channel
Tracking Down 5 Missing Lion Cubs 🔍 Big Cat Country | Smithsonian Channel

A filmmaker experiences anxiety over the fate of 5 missing lion cubs that she’s been tracking. Tension turns to guarded relief as she notices movement in the dense undergrowth. Five missing lion cubs ...

Published: 12/27/2020
Female Langurs Rule the Hanuman Monkey Dynasty 👑 Into the Wild India | Smithsonian Channel
Female Langurs Rule the Hanuman Monkey Dynasty 👑 Into the Wild India | Smithsonian Channel

Kumar, an alpha male who rules over a troop of Hanuman langurs based in the Temple Gardens of Jodhpur, understands that to maintain his power, he needs to keep the real powerbrokers happy: the females...

Published: 12/26/2020
Top 9 Lion Videos 🦁 Smithsonian Channel
Top 9 Lion Videos 🦁 Smithsonian Channel

Escape your everyday life with these 9 lion videos that’ll transport you as you watch them protect their young, encounter crocs, and so much more. 0:00 - Intro to Top 9 Big Cat Videos 0:35 - Lost Lio...

Published: 12/25/2020
Otter Moms Are Right to Complain, They Do Everything 😤 America's Wild Seasons | Smithsonian Channel
Otter Moms Are Right to Complain, They Do Everything 😤 America's Wild Seasons | Smithsonian Channel

Northern sea otter pups are raised exclusively by their moms–the fathers play no part. As a result, it falls on mothers to do it all: hunting, feeding, keeping the pups warm and protecting them from p...

Published: 12/24/2020
Crazy Monsters: Spiders 🕷️ FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel
Crazy Monsters: Spiders 🕷️ FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel

Meet a family of hairy, scary eight-legged beasts of all shapes and sizes. This bizarre creature showcase is as fascinating as it is frightening, featuring spiders that walk on water, cartwheel across...

Published: 12/23/2020
WILD: These Sage Grouse Dance Moves Are Impressive! 😍 America's Wild Seasons | Smithsonian Channel
WILD: These Sage Grouse Dance Moves Are Impressive! 😍 America's Wild Seasons | Smithsonian Channel

For a few weeks in spring, the plains of Wyoming become a veritable dance floor, where greater sage grouse and male greater prairie chickens bust out with their best moves to make sure nearby females ...

Published: 12/22/2020
Why Wales is the Place to Go for Medieval Castles 🏰 Aerial Britain | Smithsonian Channel
Why Wales is the Place to Go for Medieval Castles 🏰 Aerial Britain | Smithsonian Channel

Wales has no shortage of magnificent castles – from the impenetrable stronghold of Harlech Castle, to the fierce fortifications of Carnarvon. Wales boasts a series of castles known as the Iron Ring, b...

Published: 12/20/2020
Baby Orangs Are Weighed to Assess Their Health ⚖️ Orangutan Jungle School | Smithsonian Channel
Baby Orangs Are Weighed to Assess Their Health ⚖️ Orangutan Jungle School | Smithsonian Channel

It’s weigh-in day at the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center. Many of the young orphans at the orangutan jungle school arrive here malnourished and underweight. Regular weight checks are vital for m...

Published: 12/19/2020
Top 10 Most Watched Videos Of 2020 👀 Smithsonian Channel
Top 10 Most Watched Videos Of 2020 👀 Smithsonian Channel

We all spent a lot of time watching a lot of videos this year — these are the top-watched Smithsonian videos of 2020, from Big Cat Country to Battle Of Midway and everything in between. 0:00 - Intro ...

Published: 12/18/2020
How Scientists Knew Hawaii's Kilauea Was About to Erupt 🌋 Volcanoes | Smithsonian Channel
How Scientists Knew Hawaii's Kilauea Was About to Erupt 🌋 Volcanoes | Smithsonian Channel

Since April 2018, scientists had noticed signs that Hawaii's Kilauea, one of the world's most monitored volcanoes, might be close to erupting. On May 3rd, their predictions were justified in the most ...

Published: 12/17/2020
Egypt 👁️ Sacred Sites: FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel
Egypt 👁️ Sacred Sites: FULL EPISODE | Smithsonian Channel

Of all the ancient civilizations, Egypt has left the greatest legacy. But is there a hidden secret about their belief in the afterlife lurking within the recordings known as the Book of the Dead? One ...

Published: 12/16/2020
The Sunken Titanic Led to Iceberg Patrols in the Atlantic 🚢 America in Color | Smithsonian Channel
The Sunken Titanic Led to Iceberg Patrols in the Atlantic 🚢 America in Color | Smithsonian Channel

The sinking of the Titanic and the ensuing loss of life was horrific enough to prompt major action. In 1914, 16 nations formed an international patrol to scour the oceans for icebergs. From America i...

Published: 12/15/2020
A Buffalo Herd Stumbles Too Close to a Lurking Lion Pride 🐃 Big Cat Country | Smithsonian Channel
A Buffalo Herd Stumbles Too Close to a Lurking Lion Pride 🐃 Big Cat Country | Smithsonian Channel

A herd of buffalo approach the Luangwa River to drink, catching the eye of the local lion pride. Before long, the pride targets the herd and sets up an ambush. Despite their reputation as elite predat...

Published: 12/14/2020
A Wildebeest Calf Wanders Close to a Dangerous Lion Pride ⚠️ Tales from Zambia | Smithsonian Channel
A Wildebeest Calf Wanders Close to a Dangerous Lion Pride ⚠️ Tales from Zambia | Smithsonian Channel

Wildebeest calves are hardwired to stay close to their mothers, no matter what. But this poor calf’s mother has been killed by lions – and now he stands too close to the pride. From Tales of Zambia: ...

Published: 12/13/2020
These Bees Have Been Lured into a Tasty Trap 🍎 Macro Worlds | Smithsonian Channel
These Bees Have Been Lured into a Tasty Trap 🍎 Macro Worlds | Smithsonian Channel

A group of bees are drawn to a fallen apple, packed with energy-rich sugar. Little do they know they’re being watched – and that this is part of an elaborate trap. Once the bees are drawn in, nearby h...

Published: 12/12/2020
9 Upsettingly Cute Baby Animals 🐣 Smithsonian Channel
9 Upsettingly Cute Baby Animals 🐣 Smithsonian Channel

Hope you have some tissues nearby, because these baby animals — including elephants, hedgehogs, and ducklings — are so cute, they might just bring a tear to your eye. 0:00 - Intro to 9 Upsettingly Cu...

Published: 12/11/2020
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