Matt Blair

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SixthSense - Stargazing (Original Mix)

Baby Boom of Baltic Grey Seal Pups at Kolmården

In late February, two Baltic Grey Seal pups were born in Kolmården Wildlife Park in Sweden. The male and female half-siblings weighed in at 17 kilos …


Polar Bear Cubs Take Their First Tentative Steps - Planet Earth - BBC Earth

Beautiful Day

[NMA008] Shion Hinano - With You (Mark & Lukas Remix)

Smithsonian Magazine's 2016 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian</i> magazine have just announced the finalists in their 14th annual photo contest, selected from more than 48,000 entries sent in from 146 countries. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here from the competition's seven categories: The Natural World, …


Lovely Okapi Calf Born at Saint Louis Zoo

A female Okapi calf named Mahameli (Swahili for “velvet”) was born to mom Manala and dad Akia on January 5 at the Saint Louis Zoo.<p>Currently, the …


Tiger Cubs Are Grrrrowing Up Fast

Three Malayan tiger cubs born February 3 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are gaining weight, opening their eyes and getting feisty! You …


Alex H - Kadoma

Remembering the First Cat in Space

This month found several web writers remembering Félicette the cat, the very first feline in space, who was called “Astrocat” by the paparazzi of the …


The 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

Organizers of the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest have just announced their winning photos for 2017. The winner Gabriel Barathieu beat entrants from 67 different countries with his portrait of an octopus in the lagoon of the island of Mayotte. Prizes and commendations were also handed …

Scuba Diving

Cancer Rates Are Dropping — But Not In Rural Appalachia

Just over a year ago, Natasha Lucas, an agent for the University of Kentucky’s Owsley County Extension Office, needed a local lung cancer survivor to …

Colour Changing Squid Mating Ritual - Blue Planet - BBC Earth

Taronga Celebrates Birth from World's Smallest Fox

Taronga Zoo is celebrating a birth from the world’s smallest Fox species, with keepers monitoring the progress of a tiny Fennec Fox kit.The curious …


Whales And Seals Feast On Krill - Blue Planet - BBC Earth

Woodland Park Zoo's Otter Pups Pass First Vet Exam

The four Asian Small-clawed Otters born at Woodland Park Zoo received their first veterinary examination last week. The zoo’s animal health team …


Elmwood Park Zoo’s Jaguar Cubs Are a Nice Surprise

Elmwood Park Zoo is excited to announce that their female Jaguar, Inka, has given birth to two cubs. The brother and sister were born in the early …


Lava "Fire Hose" Returns After Cliff Collapse (Feb. 5, 2017)

Giant Anteater Loves Cuddles With Her Teddy Bear

A female Giant Anteater was born on December 28, at ZSL London Zoo, weighing just 1.2kg.<p>Keepers soon realized first-time mum Inca was unable to care …


Black Lives, White Lies and Emmett Till

The history of the American South is littered with lynchings and burnings of black citizens that went unpunished, either because the authorities could not rouse themselves to charge the killers or because all-white juries reflexively exonerated them.<p>The case of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy …

Black History

Abandoned Kangaroo Joey Receives Care at Brevard Zoo

A tiny Red Kangaroo abandoned by her mother has another shot at life thanks to the dedication of Brevard Zoo’s animal care team.<p>The as-yet-unnamed …


One, Two Three, Four Little Lion Cubs

A litter of four male African Lion cubs born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo on November 19 is out of the den and playing outside.<p>The yet-to-be-named …


Clean Bandit - Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)[Autograf Remix]

Trio of Prevost’s Squirrels Emerge at Chester Zoo

A lively trio of Prevost’s Squirrels has emerged from their nest at Chester Zoo. It is the first time the colorful climbers, which are native to the …


Strange Bioluminescing Deep Sea Animals - Blue Planet - BBC Earth

Watt & Keith Harris - Stockholm (Original Mix) [PHW254]

Cotton-top Tamarin Debuts at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is celebrating the birth of a tiny, boiled egg-loving Cotton-top Tamarin.<p>The baby was born on December 10, but has just started to …


New Gray Seal Pup at Smithsonian’s National Zoo

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s American Trail team is celebrating the arrival of a female Gray Seal pup. She was born January 21 to mother …


Reached Via a Mind-Reading Device, Deeply Paralyzed Patients Say They Want to Live

A brain-computer interface records “yes” and “no” answers in patients who lack any voluntary muscle movement.<p>In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a …

Third Litter for Otter Parents at Woodland Park Zoo

Four Asian Small-clawed Otters were born December 9 at Woodland Park Zoo, in Seattle, Washington, to 7-year-old mother Teratai and 11-year-old father …