Welcome to the jungle #2

Welcome to the jungle #2

WWF international
  • Incredible animals
  • To focus on the big things
  • Just about anywhere
  • Now this insect has blown my mind
  • Most diverse creatures
  • A master of disguise
  • Fiercely protective of their nests
  • They are oblivious to the danger they’re in
  • Staple diet
  • They have the power to change landscapes
  • To feed their colony
  • The nutrients disperse into the soil
  • Nutrient rich hotspots
  • Open grasslands
  • Thick dense forests
  • The part they play is irreplaceable
  • Countless species
  • To be transferred up the food chain
  • Break them down
  • Start the cycle all over again
  • The impact they have on our environment is monumental
  • Deep dark jungles
  • Swampy clearings
  • Vital meeting place
  • Numerous species
  • You never know what is going to show up
  • It is the middle of the day
  • Seek shelter in the forest
  • Mineral pass into the soil
  • The more dung gets left here the richer these bais become
  • Large mammals
  • A different chain of events
  • These fish launch themselves out of the water
  • An entire food chain
  • Reclaimed by the forest
  • Where poaching is heavy
  • Closing up entirely
  • Everything here works in perfect harmony
  • The balance of this entire ecosystem would shift
  • Things we take for granted

Congo-Rainforest

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Welcome to the jungle

Welcome to the jungle

WWF international
  • A wild life cameraman
  • The second largest rainforest
  • Explore this incredible place
  • How everything is connected
  • Don’t miss out
  • I can’t wait for you to join me
  • The green heart of Africa
  • Across six different countries
  • Tens of thousands of species call this home
  • I’m going to try as hard as I can
  • This huge variety of different species and the places they live is what we call biodiversity
  • One piece of a huge puzzle
  • The world’s biodiversity is declining rapidly
  • Fresh water and clean air
  • I find this quite worrying
  • Tracking gorillas through the forest
  • Checking out cool insects
  • Getting my feet wet
  • Trying to catch a glimpse of the elusive forest elephant
  • Stick around
  • I am super excited
  • It is critically endangered
  • Unfamiliar sights and sounds
  • Being destroyed at such a rapid rate
  • We wear masks
  • Wild gorilla
  • Their population is declining
  • Finding fruit
  • High up in the forest canopy
  • They live in families
  • Catch a glimpse of him
  • A silver-back gorilla
  • The head of the family
  • The forest thrives
  • Disperse the seeds throughout the forest
  • The ecosystem

Congo-Rainforest

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True blue beauty

True blue beauty

[great big story]

This true blue beauty is a gooty sapphire tarantula at the Dallas Zoo. Native to the forests of Gooty, a small town in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, these spiders’ bright coloring comes from tiny hairs that line their body. They are quick and extremely venomous—a single bite can leave a human in excruciating pain that can last over a week. Sadly, due to deforestation, the species is currently critically endangered.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  • Exotic blue colour
  • Tiny hairs line their bodies
  • One of the most beautiful species
  • Hence their name
  • They can defend themselves if they feel threatened
  • Extremely venomous
  • Excruciating pain
  • Critically endangered
  • A singe small area
  • Harvested for firewood
Only 100 left

Only 100 left

[great big story]

This chestnut-and-white-striped antelope is an eastern bongo. Fairly large in size, eastern bongos can weigh between 500 and 900 pounds with horns as long as 40 inches in length. Despite their size, they are timid creatures, most active during twilight when they graze on leaves and bushes. Due to hunting and destruction of their natural habitats, they are well below the critically endangered threshold, with only around 100 bongos left in the wild.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

Chestnut and white striped creatures

In four isolated regions of Kenya

Fairly large in size

As wide as their widest part of their body

They are rather timid creatures

They are herbivores

Twilight and dusk

The darkness helps them to hide from predators

Putting them well below the critically endangered threshold

The destruction of their habitat

In an effort to protect them

Without fear of poachers

be responsible

be responsible

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You understand things you confront

You understand things you confront

[Steer Films]
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :
  • A man-eating shark
  • The fear turned into fascination
  • What I learned was it’s the world’s biggest lie
  • They really are exquisite
  • Some of them are so elusive and hard to find
  • It’s strong, it’s beautiful, it’s fast, vicious in some eyes, it’s powerful
  • The animal was able to look at me
  • This makes it all worthwhile
  • A huge amazing predator
  • These animals travel hundreds to thousands of miles
  • I feel very fortunate to be able to showcase these animals to millions of people throughout the world
  • Experience all the things I did and even more
  • Shark populations are dropping 70 – 100 million sharks a year
  • That’s mass extinction
  • We are like fire, we just consume everything we see
  • A wildlife film maker
  • These animals have such tolerance for humans
  • You understand things you confront and I really believe that
Horse of the woods

Horse of the woods

 

 
[Visit Scotland]

“Scotland is blessed with an abundance of marvellous creatures great and small which inhabit land, water and air. Here is an introduction to one of the native Scottish species which features in our fantastic Scottish Wildlife Series ebook.

Meet the capercaillie, one of the most iconic Scottish wildlife species, and yet also one of its most elusive. This large wood grouse inhabits Scottish native pinewoods and conifer plantations. The male of the species, with its inky plumage, fanned tail, gleaning turquoise breast and crimson fringed eyes, is a particularly striking sight.

Unfortunately the increasingly scarcity of these habitats makes spotting these birds quite difficult. So much so in fact, that it faces a real possibility of extinction and currently features on the ‘Red List’. But there is still a chance you could catch sight of one! Even if you’re more likely to hear rather than see it.

During the ‘lekking’ or mating season which lasts from around March to the end of June, listen carefully and you might hear the distinctive call of the male – best described a low-decimal series of ‘clicks and ‘pops’ – to lure potential mates. Autumn is also a prime time to try a catch a glimpse of these shy birds before they vanish to hibernate for the winter.

Download our Scottish Wildlife Series ebook now to learn more fascinating facts about these magnificent birds and five other favourite Scottish animals.”

Learn more about Scotland’s wildlife : HERE

 

The Birds of Paradise

The Birds of Paradise

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • They transform themselves into something that you’ve never seen before
  • They are unlike any creatures on earth
  • Most outstanding phenomena ever witnessed
  • Evolutionary Biologist
  • Wildlife photographer
  • 39 Species of these miraculous birds
  • In an attempt to comprehend their secrets
  • How did that come to be
  • Exceptional Beauty
  • One of nature’s most extraordinary hidden wonders

Some interesting facts :

Males use their voices to broadcast their location and entice distant females to come and look. When females approach, males turn on the visuals, which often come with their own more intimate sounds.

A map of New Guinea

New Guinea

Explore more @ Birds of Paradise Project 

Free lesson plans can be found HERE

Free Webinars can be found HERE 

Would you stay in a tree house?

Would you stay in a tree house?

[Africa Travel Channel]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Indigenous forest
  • We are a haven for those who long to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature
  • The young at heart
  • A true nature enthusiast’s hideout
  • Hand crafted
  • Self catering
  • Environmentally friendly tree houses
  • The lush evergreen forest
  • Modern day essentials
  • Uncompromising views
  • Over the tree tops
  • An ideal romantic honeymoon destination
  • A family breakaway
  • A life changing experience

Teniqua Treetops is a unique, tented tree house resort, offering eco accommodation, occupying a position high on the foothills of the ancient Outeniqua mountain range, yet situated along the magical Garden Route, close to the magnificent sea shores of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Teniqua Map

Teniqua Map2

Further information : Teniqua Tree Tops

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Would you stay in a tree house?

Would you stay in a tree house?

[Africa Travel Channel]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Indigenous forest
  • We are a haven for those who long to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature
  • The young at heart
  • A true nature enthusiast’s hideout
  • Hand crafted
  • Self catering
  • Environmentally friendly tree houses
  • The lush evergreen forest
  • Modern day essentials
  • Uncompromising views
  • Over the tree tops
  • An ideal romantic honeymoon destination
  • A family breakaway
  • A life changing experience

 

Teniqua Treetops is a unique, tented tree house resort, offering eco accommodation, occupying a position high on the foothills of the ancient Outeniqua mountain range, yet situated along the magical Garden Route, close to the magnificent sea shores of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Teniqua Map

Teniqua Map2

Further information :  Teniqua Tree Tops

More African posts