Giant deer in prehistory


This 7 August 2019 video says about itself:

When Giant Deer Roamed Eurasia

Megaloceros was one of the largest members of the deer family ever to walk the Earth. The archaeological record is full of evidence that our ancestors lived alongside and interacted with these giant mammals for millennia. But what happened when they did interact, when humans met this megafauna?

Birds’ bills in Panama


This video says about itself:

A Look At Bill Diversity On The Panama Fruit Feeder – Aug, 7 2019

While the Panama Fruit Feeder visitors‘ fantastic plumages may be the first feature that dazzles spectators, they also exhibit an impressive diversity of bill sizes and shapes. A bird’s bill is a specialized tool that can tell us a lot about its owner, especially the kinds of foods it eats. Let’s take a closer look to see what we can find out about the birds of the Panama Fruit Feeder cam.

Travelers to USA, be careful, Amnesty says


This 8 August 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Death by Police is Now the 6th Leading Cause of Death Among Young Men

It was once believed that police killings were the 14th leading cause of death among young people. However, a new Rutgers University study by Frank Edwards, which used federal statistics and journalistic investigation found that the death rate is far higher now. We discuss the research with Frank Edwards.

From Amnesty International in the USA today:

Travel Advisory: United States of America

The Amnesty International travel advisory for the country of the United States of America calls on people worldwide to exercise caution and have an emergency contingency plan when traveling throughout the USA. This Travel Advisory is being issued in light of ongoing high levels of gun violence in the country.

Amnesty on the USA

Racist words and acts, like the El Paso shooting, harm children’s health. U.S. pediatricians are tackling racism as a public health issue that can take a lifelong toll. By Aimee Cunningham, 3:37pm, August 6, 2019.

Harp seal pups and climate change


This 8 August 2019 video from Canada says about itself:

The Harp Seal‘s Race Against Time – Ep. 5 | Wildlife: The Big Freeze

We head away from land onto the ice floes of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where thousands of harp seals are giving birth to tiny yellow pups. The adults have come so far south from their feeding grounds that this forms a unique oasis away from their main predator, the polar bear. But there’s a catch. From the minute the pups are born, they enter a race against time. In one of the shortest mammal weaning periods, the pups have just 10 days to drink all the milk possible and start swimming before their mothers abandon them on melting ice. Our changing climate means the stakes couldn’t be higher. If the ice melts before they learn to swim, this generation of pups will drown.