From ornate archways surrounded by colourful plastic gardens to the labyrinths of tunnels built inside towering termite mounds, animal architecture is a source of some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders.
Nina Seale interviews former Material World host Quentin Cooper, whose background includes both science and journalism, to find out how these problems in communication should best be tackled.
Nina Seale interviews Packham about his views on pandas, the badger cull and his aspirations for conservation.
Slowly a wrinkled, slimy creature began to unfold itself from its spiral home, gradually morphing into a familiar shape as its delicate eye stalks extended towards me and it slides forward, leaving a shining trail behind.
Whatever you do, don’t take your pigeon to the cinema.
If we burn the fossil fuels currently listed in the world’s stock exchange, the market is going to have serious losses in the agriculture sector, as well as unpredictable consequences from natural disasters and water insecurity.
A little disclaimer… Every answer he gave made me profoundly jealous of the creatures he has met, the encounters he’s had and the life he’s living.
The idea that we should invest millions of pounds of research funds into bringing back animals we have never seen before when there are so many animals that the majority of us have never seen in the flesh, let alone those that have not yet been discovered, is ludicrous.
Your body rebels against you and contorts in wriggles and giggles, you burst out in the most annoying, uncontrollable laughter and are suddenly at the mercy of your attacker. It’s the tickle. What the hell is happening?
“Did you know that koalas get high on eucalyptus leaves?” This question was posed to me at a flat party last night, after I was introduced to an (admittedly drunk) guy as a zoologist.