Tag archives for South America
Pooping can be a deadly activity for three-toed sloths. But there are benefits, aside from the obvious. New research shows that going to the bathroom actually results in more food for these tree-dwelling animals.
This week, on National Geographic Weekend, host Boyd Matson joins guests as they paddle the world’s biggest rapids, dive in the world’s coldest oceans (at both poles), and walk “Out of Eden,” chasing our early human ancestors to the ends of the Earth.
They’re among the cutest ninjas in the wild world, but South America’s secretive bush dogs are under threat—and people are breeding them in an effort to help.
In a world where even the smallest spiders can provoke a fearful shriek, the goliath birdeater takes scare tactics to a whole new level.
More than 400 shiny new species, ones completely unknown to science, have turned up in the Amazon rain forest, according to the latest report from the WWF.
After a successful expedition that notched over a dozen new species, the team wraps up is work on Tafelberg.
Each day on Tafelberg, the team is encountering new and little known species of plants and animals.
The biological inventory of Tafelberg gets underway as we open the trail system on the summit.
The team finally summits Tafelberg, one of Suriname’s table mountains, by getting a lift from a helicopter.
From the hunting peoples of Canada to the hunter-gatherers of Africa, tribal peoples have found ingenious ways of surviving over thousands of years. For many tribal peoples, continuous immersion in nature over thousands of years has resulted in a profound attunement to the subtle cues of the natural world. Acute observations have taught tribes how…
Expedition planning has changed considerably since the first survey of Tafelberg in 1944.
Our expedition to an ancient table mountain in Suriname has started as the expedition team gathers in Paramaribo.
An expedition in search of aquatic biodiversity in the heart of the Central Suriname Nature Reserve, one of the most unspoiled tropical forests in the world, is about to get underway.
This weekend, we learn about how National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay made peace between rebel leaders and forest elephants in Central African Republic, we carry water on our back for a 1,000-mile trek down Mexico’s Baja California Coast, and we ride Europe’s rails in comfort.