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Churchill, Manitoba, will get about a thousand polar bear visitors this fall. Every year, tourists flock to Churchill to see the polar bears, which are in the area while they wait for the Hudson Bay to freeze over. If you can’t make it to Manitoba, you can watch live footage of the polar bear migration on National Geographic, courtesy of Explore.org, Polar Bear International, and Frontiers North.
Photograph courtesy of explore.org
What an incredible year this has been! Take a look at these 9 lists recapping your favorite amazing videos, tips, games, and more from NG Kids in 2009.
Did you see the one where the boy had spiders all over his face? No? Well, how about the one where the lizard ran across the water? If you missed any amazing NG Kids videos this year, here’s your chance to see some of our favorites!
Guinness World Records: Most Spiders on the Body
You came, you saw, and you watched over and over! Tom Buchanan, aka Spider Boy, sets the record for the most spiders on his body in this video.
These spiders are truly masters of disguise. Watch the video to discover their sneaky secrets.
How does a jumping spider stalk its prey? Watch this video and get a spider’s-eye view of the action. (And be thankful you’re not a honeybee!)
Are your eyes tricking you? Nope! The basilisk lizard can really run on water. Watch the video to find out how.
Guinness World Records: Most Snails on the Face
Sticky… slimy… and all over Tom Vincent’s face! Did he set the record for most snails on his face? Watch and find out.
Can lizards fly? Not really. But they can glide (or jump!) a long way.
Fish Cleaning a Hippo
Hit the spa with this hippo and get the royal treatment from cleaner carp.
Guinness World Records: Dog Who Knows the Most Tricks
Chanda-Leah knows over 1,000 tricks and commands! Watch her perform some of them.
If you were a predator, you might pass right by these camouflaged critters.
Which videos made us all laugh this year? These 9 videos kept our sides aching for all 12 months.
THUMP! Myotonic goats “faint’ when they’re surprised. Be prepared to be bowled over by this video.
Iggy’s hero, Manly Boarman, is coming to Mooseknuckle! But Manly may not be the kind of explorer that Iggy’s expecting.
Watch Anastasia pop her top over helium balloons.
Watch Seahook the walrus get his exercise in this video.
“Big Toe’s Faux Paw”
Iggy and Jiggers try to prove that Catfish Stu’s Big Toe Tour is a scam before the Kook is overrun by Big Toe maniacs!
“If Pigs Could Fly”
After Iggy and Jiggers hatch an orphaned condor egg, they have to teach the baby to behave like a bird.
KOL Sugar Gliders: “Camping”
What happens when Kiki and Ariel go camping?
Caracaras, or Johnny rooks, have a sense of mischief. Watch them make a mess of a film crew’s campsite!
Hippos Licking Crocs
That must be one brave hippo to get so close to a crocodile! Find out why the croc doesn’t seem to mind.
Photograph by Meghan Murphy/National Zoo
Earlier this month, two clouded leopard cubs were born at the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia. This is the first successful clouded leopard birth at the center in 16 years!
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Japanese researchers have made a new humanoid (human-like) robot that has fingers so sensitive that it can pick up objects nearly as well as people can!
The largest freshwater fish in North America, the white sturgeon, seemed to be headed for extinction in the mid-1990s. Dozens of dead fish washed up on the riverbanks in British Columbia, Canada. Many people banded together to save the white sturgeon and it seems to have worked. Today their population is estimated to be about 50,000.
Read more about the white sturgeon rebound on National Geographic News.
Want more info on Zeb Hogan’s Megafishes Project? Visit the gallery.
One of the Endeavour astronauts accidentally lost a tool bag during a spacewalk on Tuesday after a grease gun inside the bag exploded. Objects have been lost in space before, but this was one of the largest items ever lost by an astronaut on a spacewalk.
The next astronauts to land on the moon will be driving an all-new lunar rover. The new rover, called the Chariot, will contain several improvements over the old “moon buggies,” including an optional pressurized cabin with beds, a pantry, a waste-management system, and a pair of space suits, allowing astronauts to live and work “on the road” for up to two weeks.
The rover will need to pass several rounds of tests between now and 2019, when the final model will be complete.
Read more on National Geographic News.