The Unsung Heroes of the Arctic – Ep. 3 | Wildlife: The Big Freeze

February 14, 2020 406 No Comments


Polar bears dominate the Arctic animal headlines; it’s hard for anything to escape their shadow. In this episode we meet an unexpected array of smaller species that each have their own peculiar but no less entertaining strategies for surviving in this brutal environment. The tiny arctic fox might look cute, but it’s actually a killing machine. The arctic hare may be fluffy and have comical ears, but it’s both a master of camouflage and one of the fastest animals here. The snowy owl has sacrificed speed for a mightier secret weapon: silence. We find a lemming (a tiny brown rodent) running around in a blizzard, a big mistake when silent assassins are flying overhead. Although these unsung heroes are some of the few who’ve perfectly adapted to this place, the environment is changing fast. Warming temperatures are allowing enemies to move north, encroaching on these Arctic specialists. ➡ Subscribe: ➡ Get More Wildlife with Bertie Gregory: #NationalGeographic #BertieGregory #WildlifeTheBigFreeze About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world’s premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what’s possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The Unsung Heroes of the Arctic – Ep. 3 | Wildlife: The Big Freeze National Geographic

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