Stag beetle throws girlfriend out of tree


This 16 March 2020 video says about itself:

Stag Beetle Throws Girlfriend Out Of Tree | Life | BBC Earth

It’s not easy finding a girlfriend these days, and it’s no different for this stag beetle. He doesn’t seem too concerned about commitment, though.

Leucistic dark-eyed junco in Canada


This 17 March 2020 video from Canada says about itself:

Leucistic Dark-eyed Junco

Leucism is a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal—which causes white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticle, but not the eyes.

Chicago penguins benefit from coronavirus pandemic


This 17 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Penguins wander empty Chicago aquarium during coronavirus closure

While most of the American public is asked to stay indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic, Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium took the opportunity to let some of its penguins explore the other side of their glass exhibit. A now-viral video shows the flightless birds wandering the aquarium, looking around at the fish and other fixtures of the space.

This video says about itself:

Without guests in the building, caretakers at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium are getting creative in how they provide enrichment to animals, resulting in a field trip for some of the penguins there on Sunday (March 15 2020). While the aquarium is closed to the public due to coronavirus quarantine, animal care staff and veterinarians are onsite 24/7.

At least 83 people in the United States have died from the virus, as of Monday (March 16), according to Johns Hopkins University and public health agencies, with the hardest-hit state, Washington, accounting for the bulk of the fatalities, including six more announced on Monday.

Penguin evolution, video


This 18 March 2020 video says about itself:

When Penguins Went From The Sky To The Sea

Today, we think of penguins as small-ish, waddling, tuxedo-birds. But they evolved from a flying ancestor, were actual giants for millions of years, and some of them were even dressed a little more casually.

Cuban land crabs’ mass migration, videos


This 20 March 2020 video, recorded in Cuba, says about itself:

Swarm of Crab Mothers Cross Traffic to Lay Thousands of Eggs

An army of red land crabs migrates miles as some mothers prepare to lay up to 80,000 eggs apiece.

I saw migrating crabs in Cuba.

This May 2017 video says about itself:

Cuba: Crabs invade Bay of Pigs showing US how it’s done

Millions of crabs have invaded Cuba’s Bay of Pigs (Playa Giron), as shown by footage filmed on Wednesday.

The red, yellow and black crabs are undertaking their annual spring migration from the forest to the sea, where they aim to release their eggs.