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Diving with dugong

Wildlife video of the day: Dugong (Dugong dugon) swimming underwater, Coron Island, Philippines.

Commonly known as "sea cows," dugongs (pronounced Do-gong) are cousins of manatees and share a similar plump appearance, but have a dolphin fluke-like tail. Yet unlike manatees, which live in freshwater areas, the dugong is strictly a marine mammal.

These slow-moving giants graze peacefully on sea grasses in shallow coastal waters of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, including the shallow coastal waters of northern Australia.

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Bring more butterflies to your backyard

Want to see more butterflies in your back yard? We have the perfect weekend activity for you: building your own butterfly feeder!

Butterflies love sugar syrup, which you can make easily by mixing together sugar and water. Then you just need a feeder to pour the syrup into for your neighbourhood butterflies to enjoy.

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How's it hanging?

🦇 Wildlife photo of the day 🦇

A Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros), hibernating in cave, Grotta Monte Majore, Sardinia, Italy.

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Ready to pounce

Looking for a new desktop background? 🦁

We'd be lion if we said this wasn't the purrrfect background for you!

We hope it brightens your day as much as it has ours. ☀️

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Pod of false killer whales

Wildlife photo of the day: False killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) traveling with a pod of pelagic Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).

These whales and dolphins were photographed off our Northern coast, where a small group of false killer whales return every year. False killer whales look very similar to pilot whales, but there are a few features that will help you tell the two species apart. False killer whales have small, dolphin-like dorsal fins, a long, slender body and no white markings.

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Travel better with our travel tracker

Lockdowns are coming to an end across the globe, but that doesn't mean we have to return to our old ways.

Use our new calculator to explore how to travel better and healthier, with fewer negative impacts on air pollution and climate change: travelbetter.panda.org

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Rare footage of Sumatran tiger courtship

There are estimated to be fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers left, with this tiger subspecies holding on for survival in the remaining patches of forest on the island of Sumatra.

The island of Sumatra is the only place where tigers, rhinos, orangutans, and elephants live together in the wild.

The tigers here are an important indicator of a forest's health and biodiversity. Protecting tigers and their habitat means many other species benefit—including people.

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Make a recycled orang-utan

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about making your very own orang-utan out of recycled materials!

The name orang-utan means "man of the forest" in the Malay language. In the lowland forests where they reside, orang-utans live solitary existences. They feast on wild fruits like lychees, mangosteens, and figs, and slurp water from holes in trees. They make nests in trees of vegetation to sleep at night and rest during the day.

Known for their distinctive red fur, orangutans are the largest arboreal mammal, spending most of their time in trees. Long, powerful arms and grasping hands and feet allow them to move through the branches. These great apes share 96.4% of our genes and are highly intelligent creatures.

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Build a hotel for bees

Have you been enjoying more birds in your garden since lockdown started? Want to see more bees too? Encourage them to spend more time in your back yard by making them a bee hotel!

Made from recycled materials, this bee hotel provides your new furry friends with a place to nest and enjoy the sun from.

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Hi from a rhino

Need a new desktop background? Want to liven up your next Zoom call? Download this nice rhino saying "Hi" 🦏

We hope it brightens your day as much as it has ours ☀️🤗

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Moment of calm - Manta ray

We thought you might enjoy this moment of calm, brought to you by nature. 

Manta rays are the biggest rays in the world, with some measuring a huge 7 metres across. They live a long time too, with some living to be over 50 years old.

These aquatic acrobats regularly do somersaults to feed. Manta Rays are filter feeders which means they swim with their mouths open to catch plankton and krill.

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Nature Mission: Wild Eyes

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to see nature through Wild Eyes! 

Wild Eyes is a fantastic collection of nature-based 'missions' that you can complete with your kids. Check it out and prepare to go wild!

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Class is in Session: Earth School

TED-Ed, from the people who bring us TED Talks, now brings us Earth School!

Made in collaboration with WWF, Earth School sends students on a quests around the world to celebrate, explore, and connect to our natural world. Students learn how much we depend on our planet for survival and ways to protect, nurture, and care for Earth.

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Moment of calm - Waterfall

We thought you might enjoy this moment of calm, brought to you by nature

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Learn to draw a Bryde's whale

Did you know the Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana is home to a population of Bryde's whales? When fully grown, these whales are about 13 metres long, and have three distinctive ridges running along the top of their heads that aren't found on any other whale species.

You can draw a Bryde's whale like a pro, thanks to Young Ocean Explorers. Watch their tutorial, and you might even learn some things about these whales as you draw!

DID YOU KNOW?: Bryde's Whale is actually pronounced BROO-dus Whale!

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This little piggie

Life is never boar-ing when you're a wild boar pup!

These frolicking pups are in Heilongjiang Muling Forest Bureau in China.

Perhaps this little squeaker is trying to wee-wee-wee-wee all the way home! 😜

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Dive into a lesson on seamounts - our underwater mountains!

Learn about seamounts with the Marine Conservation Institute!

In theirvideo you will find out what seamounts are, and why they're essential to life on earth 🌊⛰️

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Wellness Prescription: Your Daily Dose of Nature

Every weekday, you can get your 'Daily Dose of Nature' through our webinar series!

WWF enlisted 150 of our guides, from around the globe, to inspire you as we get through this challenging time together. They share reports from the field, conservation updates, fascinating wildlife insights, nature photography tutorials, and so much more! Good for mind and body!

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Moment of calm - Shoreline

We thought you might enjoy this little moment of calm, brought to you by nature.

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Hang in there desktop/Zoom background

We hope you're staying socially connected by having lots of video calls with your friends and family while we are in lockdown.

Did you know you can add a virtual background to your Zoom call? Just follow these simple steps to transform your next video call!

To help you get through this difficult time, we've created some fun backgrounds for you to use, like these cheeky orangutans!

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Kākāriki Zoom/desktop background

We hope you're staying socially connected by having lots of video calls with your friends and family right now.

If you're using Zoom, did you know you can add a virtual background? For instructions on how to do this, just follow these simple steps

Here's an image of a New Zealand parakeet/kākāriki that you can use as your virtual backdrop! Kākāriki are native to Aotearoa, and the different species can be found in forests on both our North and South Islands, as well as our smaller offshore islands.

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Join our Wild Classroom

Wild Classroom connects educators and parents with the tools and resources they need to help kids explore and understand the world around them.

In our classroom you'll find a lesson library full of toolkits on everything from ocean conservation to tiger protection, and many more resources and tools.

Together we can inspire the next generation to build a future where people and nature thrive!

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Watch Our Planet for free on YouTube!

Love David Attenborough? Love nature documentaries? Did you know you can watch every Our Planet episode, in full, on YouTube?

You can! Netflix has released every episode on YouTube, which means you can watch them for free.

Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and groundbreaking collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films. The series showcases the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles that still remain. We're all a part of this amazing planet, but we're changing it like never before. Discover the story of the one place we all call home.

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Baby bison alert!

Meet Mevita, the newest addition to Okskiy Reserve's bison population!

Metiva was born last month, and will join 42 other bison at the breeding centre.

The Bison, or Wisent, is the only Europe wild bull alive today. Unfortunately though, these horned giants have been driven to extinction in the wild, and now only survive in a few sanctuaries like Okskiy Reserve. WWF have been working hard to protect and increase bison populations, and Metiva's birth is an exciting step in the right direction!

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Whale Tales Design Competition

Calling ALL young artists - we need your help!

Your creative inspiration could be brought to life as part of our Whale Tales 2021 art trail in Auckland next year?

In February 2021 we will launch Whale Tales: a public art trail exploring Auckland city. It will be a truly immersive experience celebrating Aotearoa, art, and marine conservation, and you’re invited to take part! Visit whaletales2021.org for more information.

This is your chance to be part of this exciting event! Visit our Facebook post to find out more about the competition and how to enter.

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Moment of calm - Mountains

We hope you enjoy this moment of calm, brought to you by nature.

If Muhammad can not go to the mountain, then the mountain must come to Muhammad. At least for now.

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A tiger in the snow

We thought you may enjoy this moment of calm, brought to you by nature.

Tigers are champion nappers. They sleep 18-20 hours a day, saving their energy for the hunt. Of course, when they need to spring to action, tigers can reach speeds of 60km per hour.

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Virtual Māui Dolphin Day

Curious about New Zealand's critically endangered Māui dolphins?

Our resident Māui dolphin expert Mandy shared some fascinating facts as part of last weekend’s Virtual Māui Dolphin Day.

Watch the video to learn about what makes these beautiful animals unique, their biggest threats, and what WWF is doing (and what we can all do) to protect them!

Have more Māui questions? Add them in the comments on this Facebook post and we'll get them answered!

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Duck, duck, Boot Camp

Have you discovered the coolest new video game Whio Boot Camp?

Created by Whio Forever, Whio Boot Camp is a great educational game about whio, our native duck. Plus, with classic Mario-esque gameplay, it's pretty addictive!

In the game you will learn about whio: where they live, what they eat and how they avoid hungry predators.

Whio/blue ducks are endemic to New Zealand, meaning they aren't found anywhere else in the world. These very cool ducks like to live in clean, fast-flowing rivers in the North and South Islands. You'd be lucky to spot one, though. Whio are rare, with a population of less than 3,000 ducks, mostly because of habitat destruction and the threat of predators, like stoats. Find out more about whio on the Department of Conservation's website

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Time for a bath!

Have you had your bath today? This tiger has!

Grooming is an important part of every tiger's day (and every cat's day, for that matter!). Tigers, and other cats, use their rough tongue to clean their fur, removing loose hairs, dirt and anything else they've picked up on their travels. Not only does grooming help the tiger stay clean, it also keeps their coat in good condition by spreading around oils secreted from their glands.

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Art attack!

Now is your chance to bring your wildlife at home to life through art!

Have you been spotting more wildlife in your garden lately? So have we! Our panda staff have seen a lot more pīwakawaka, kererū, and tūī out and about.

We’d love to see what’s in your backyard, too. Here's your challenge: Head out into your yard, or just look out the window, and draw what you see. Is it birds, bugs, plants, or other cool wildlife? Share your creations with us by private messaging us a photo of your artwork, or posting it using the hashtag #WildatHome.

Bonus points if you can name the animal or plant you draw!

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Moment of calm - Arctic

We thought you might enjoy this moment of calm, brought to you by nature.

The Arctic is our planet's largest and least fragmented inhabited region. The area is made up of deep ocean covered by drifting pack ice and surrounded by continents and archipelagos.

The Arctic is also home to a plethora of interesting animals, including polar bears, reindeer, walrus, narwhals and belugas. You can find out more about our work in the Arctic at: arcticwwf.org

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Moment of calm - Whale shark

We thought you might enjoy this moment of calm, brought to you by nature.

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are the largest shark - they are bigger than any other fish alive today. We don't know exactly how big they can get, but it could be up to 20 metres long - that's about as long as two and a half buses!

Whale sharks eat plankton and need to travel a long way to find enough food. These sharks are found in all the tropical oceans of the world, and are easy to 'spot' thanks to their bodies being covered in unique white spots.

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Have a whale of a time on Zoom

We hope you're staying socially connected by having lots of video calls with your friends and family while we are in lockdown.

Did you know you can add a virtual background to your Zoom call? Just follow these simple steps to transform your next video call! Once you're set up, download this southern right whale Zoom background and wow your friends and colleagues with your new finned-friend!

Southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) are large baleen whales, meaning they have baleen instead of teeth. This allows them to eat huge amounts of zooplankton, which are are tiny organisms floating in the ocean.

Southern right whales are native to New Zealand, and are the only large baleen whales that we can see from the beach. They migrate to Aotearoa during their breeding season in winter and spring, and are mostly found around the subantarctic Auckland and Campbell Islands. Occasionally though, we're lucky enough to see them around mainland New Zealand, in places like Wellington and Otago harbour.

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Watch the live Lynx-cam

Looking for a wildlife fix? Check out our lynx live-stream!

The camera is set up on the Iberian peninsula, which is in the south of Spain and Portugal.

On the live-stream you'll see lynx, which are elusive wild cats. Iberian lynx are the most endangered wild cat in the world, with only 404 individuals left. That means spotting one of these on the live stream is pretty special. 

You might also see wild pigs, rabbits, deer, owls and many more animals native to the the Iberian peninsula. So what are you waiting for? Head over to the stream and see what you can spot!

Just a heads up before you head over - the website is in Spanish, but you should be able to translate the page through your web browser. Or, leave it in Spanish and scroll down to the video stream - lynxes are fun to watch no matter what language you're speaking!

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Take a dive in Taputeranga Marine Reserve

Head under the surface and take a virtual dive tour of Taputeranga Marine Reserve, which is on Wellington’s south coast.

Taputeranga is a meeting point for three separate water bodies and currents, which means the marine life there is an incredible mixture of creatures, flora, and fauna. The reason the marine life in Taputeranga remains so healthy is because it’s an example of a marine protected area, or an MPA.

An MPA is a portion of our ocean that is legally protected from fishing, mining, and unsustainable activity. MPAs are special places where our biodiversity can thrive! Aotearoa needs more areas like this - we currently have less than 1% of our ocean fully protected, despite the global recommendation being 30%.

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Moment of calm - Sea turtle

Enjoy this little moment of calm brought to you by nature!

From the shallow seagrass beds of the Indian Ocean to the colourful reefs of the Coral Triangle to the sunny beaches of the Easter Pacific - the ocean is home to seven different species of sea and marine turtles.

While these highly migratory species periodically come ashore to either bask or nest, sea turtles spend the bulk of their lives in the ocean.

WWF's work on sea turtles focuses on five of these species: green, hawksbill, loggerhead, leatherback, and olive ridley.

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Moment of calm - Field of flowers

Enjoy this little moment of calm brought to you by nature!

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Moment of calm - Monarch butterflies

Enjoy this little moment of calm brought to you by nature!

Monarch butterflies are big travellers. As part of their migration, they travel between 1,200-2,800 miles or more. They travel from the United States and Canada to central Mexican forests. It's in these forests that the butterflies hibernate because the temperate climate provides them a better chance of survival.

The monarch butterfly is known by scientists as Danaus plexippus, which in Greek literally means, "sleepy transformation." They were given this name because of thier ability to hibernate and metamorphize - transform from a hungry caterpillar to a beautiful betterfly. 

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Enter our Earth Day photo competition!

April 22 is Earth Day! Let's brighten each other's days with a little more colour, from the safety of our homes.

Here’s how:
Step 1 🤳 Look through your old photos and find your most colourful outdoor memory or take a snap of the nature in your bubble.
Step 2 🍃 Share your best photos and experiences on social media. Help us spread a little positivity around the world!

As an added bonus, you could win some exclusive WWF merch!

Enter the competition

Moment of calm -Tiger

Big cats spend most their day sleeping. We can't blame you if that's what you like doing at the moment, too! Who wouldn't?

We hope you enjoy this little moment of calm, brought to you by nature.

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Become an ocean explorer

What eats sea turtles? How does a dolphin move? The Young Ocean Explorers have the answers to those questions and more in these incredible videos. They also have some great quizzes to test your ocean knowledge.

Plus, every weekday at 12:30pm they host "Live in the Lockdown!" It's your chance to chat with some of the world's most famous ocean gurus!

Head to the Young Ocean Explorers website

The Sounds of Science

Looking for something interesting to listen to? We recommend checking out the Department of Conservation's Sounds of Science podcast!

Only 30 minutes long, these podcasts give you a behind-the-scenes look at how DOC cares for our natural environment.

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Take a tank tour!

Need to unwind? Tune into one of the Monterey Bay Aquarium web cams!

Be delighted by the antics of sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of moon jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are!

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Our wee 'pet' project

We want to see the 'wildlife' you have at home!

Head to our Facebook post to meet the 'wildlife' our staff have at home. Comment on the post to show us your best pet-pic!

Are they helping or hindering during the lockdown?

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Finland's forest reindeer

We have rare footage of a herd of forest reindeer in Finland. 

Not many people have seen Forest reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus) because they're so rare. They spend most of their time in dense boreal forests, rather than an open tundra where you'll regular reindeer live. This makes them extra hard to spot!

This footage was captured by WWF Wildlive, where you can see live footage of Finland's unique wildlife: luontolive.wwf.fi/en

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Learn to draw ocean animals

Always wished you could draw a Māui dolphin? Or a blue whale? With these drawing lessons from Young Ocean Explorers, you can!

They have heaps of fun tutorials, with easy-to-follow instructions to help you recreate your favourite ocean animals. 

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Make origami versions of your favourite wildlife

Transform an ordinary piece of paper into 16 of the world's most amazing animals. Our step-by-step instructions teach you how to create a giant panda, monarch butterfly, and more.

All you need is a little creativity and paper to start your origami wildlife collection today!

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Zhoosh your workspace with this elephant

We hope you're staying socially connected by having lots of video calls with your friends and family while we are in lockdown.

Just because you can't go anywhere doesn't mean you can't pack your trunk and act like it! Keep socially connected by zshooshing your next Zoom call with this elephant as your backdrop.

Just follow these simple steps to add a virtual background to your next Zoom call!

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Moment of calm - Seedlings

Enjoy this little moment of calm brought to you by nature!

Watch seedlings emerge from the soil for the very first time, unfurling their leaves to soak up the sun. 

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Talk about fast food!

Osprey, a medium-sized bird of prey, belong to the hawk-family. Finland is home to an estimated 1,100 breeding pairs.

Watch as these osprey parents fly in to feed their chicks.

This footage was caught on a live-stream camera at Lake Saimaa in South Eastern Finland. You catch watch the live-stream, too! luontolive.wwf.fi/en/osprey

Or watch a little fast food by clicking the button below.  

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Does your animal knowledge rival Dr. Dolittle's?

How much do you know about your favourite animals? Take our fun quiz and test your knowledge. Earn a badge and show it off to your friends!

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Colour our world

Looking for a break from screen time? Try colouring with WWF!

Tamariki will love adding their artistic flair to these species from around the world. You may even like to join them--colouring has been shown to improve mood, reduce anxiety, and boost mental clarity.

So grab those crayons or pencils and print out our colouring pages! We’d love to see your masterpieces--send a photo to us in a private message on social media, or post it using the hashtag #WildAtHome

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Oh Snap! Explore your home turf with photography

You don't have to visit the wilds of the jungle or brave the savannah to take awesome wildlife photos. There's heaps of cool nature right outside your door!

Explore your own yard. Do you have a little plant growing through the pavement? Or is there funny looking bug sitting on a branch? Are your flowers in bloom? Cool close-ups or landscapes, we want you to snap some shots of what you find!

Send your photos to us in a private message on social media, or use the hashtag #WildAtHome to share them with us!

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A tight squeeze

We think this Siberian flying squirrel might have had one too many lockdown treats. It's having a bit of trouble fitting through the doorway!

Siberian flying squirrels (Pteromys Volans) are the only species of flying squirrel found in Europe. Like many of New Zealand’s native species, they’re mostly nocturnal. They enjoy eating leaves, seeds, nuts, berries, and occasionally bird eggs and nestlings.

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Social distancing penguins

For a fun, visual representation of how far apart we should stay from those outside of our bubble, download this social distancing graphic!

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A day in the life of a hawksbill sea turtle

Hawksbill sea turtles spend a lot time exploring coral reefs and blue lagoons. Wouldn't it be wonderful to spend a day living like a hawksbill sea turtle?

Here's a watery challenge for you: watch this video of baby hawksbill turtles going for their very first swim and imagine life from their perspective. Use your creativity to tell a story through their eyes.

Use descriptive language, and your five senses to help you. What can you see? What can you taste? What can you smell? What can you hear? How do you feel?

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Brew a cup of Tātarāmoa tea to help you sleep

In strange and uncertain times, like these, it can be difficult to relax or drift off to sleep.

Tātarāmoa (or Bush-Lawyer) can be found in back-gardens all over Aotearoa. When infused, and drunk while warm, the leaves can help to relieve anxiety or stress. For little ones, a teaspoon or two before bed can help bring sweet dreams.

It’s completely normal to feel anxious or uneasy at this time, so remember to be kind to yourself.

Moment of calm - Water vole

We aren't the only ones busy working from home, look at this adorable water vole!

Water voles are semi-aquatic rodents which means they only spend some of their life in the water. They are closely related to mice and rats which you might have been able to guess by looking at this guy. 

Water voles may be little but they are big eaters. They need to eat 80% of their body weight every day. That's like you having to eat 560 apples a day!

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Let's Go Under the Sea

Take a virtual biome tour of our coastal seas!

Explore different coastal areas around the globe, from mangroves to kelp forests and seagrass meadows.

How many marine species can you name in the video?

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Zhoosh your workspace with these Galapagos penguins

We hope you're staying socially connected by having lots of video calls with your friends and family while we are in lockdown. 

Just because you can't galapa-go anywhere doesn't mean you can't act like it! Keep socially connected by zshooshing your next Zoom call with these Galápagos penguins as your backdrop. Just follow these simple steps to add a virtual background to your next Zoom call!

Galápagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) are the only penguin species found north of the equator, photographed here in Los Túneles on Isabela Island.

Found in the Galapagos, these little birds are the world's second smallest species of penguin after our own kororā/little blue penguin. Unfortunately, they are endangered with fewer than 2,000 birds left.

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Sneak into the nest of an albatross chick!

Pukekura/Taiaroa Head in Dunedin is a nesting ground for the northern royal albatross. The Department of Conservation has a camera set up in the middle of the colony to give you a literal bird's eye view to watch one of the chicks grow!

The livestream video features the nest of a 21 year-old male albatross and a 25 year-old female. Their chick hatched on 31 January 2020. The parents have been together since 2017, and this wee one is their second breeding attempt.

You can check out the livestream at any time to see what the chick is up to. If you're lucky, you might even see one of its parents land with a mouth full of food for the little (well, actually quite big) bird!

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Social distancing polar bear

For a fun, visual representation of how far apart we should stay from those outside of our bubble, download this social distancing graphic!

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Moment of calm - Dolphins jumping

Enjoy this little moment of calm brought to you by nature!

Did you know the clicking sounds dolphins make is echolocation? By making clicking noises and waiting for the returning echos, dolphins can figure out the size of objects underwater and how fast they're going!

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Second ever video of snow leopard quadruplets

Snow leopards are one of our most elusive big cats. They live high in the mountains of Central and South Asia, which makes them hard to find and record.

Snow leopard quadruplets have only been caught on camera twice, and this is one of those two videos!

The footage was taken in Altai-Sayan ecoregion, Mongolia. The snow leopards are about 2,800 metres above sea level.

This snow leopard family was filmed by the WWF Mongolia team using camera traps. These are cameras that can be set up to capture footage of animals when researchers aren't there. Usually the cameras use a motion or infrared sensor to detect when an animal is nearby, and will then start recording. 

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Have a whale (shark) of a time

This short video profiles Thomas, a travel guide, who is from the Donsol area of the Philippines.

He takes tourists to see the largest fish in the world, the whale shark. He also talks about how the whale shark has contributed to his communities' financial well-being and to his country as a whole.

Tourism is a very important part of conservation in Donsol and WWF has taken an integrated focus and approach to conservation by protecting the entire whale shark ecosystem as a whole.

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Social distancing giant panda

For a fun, visual representation of how far apart we should stay from those outside of our bubble, download this social distancing graphic!

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Moment of calm - Baby gorilla video

Enjoy this little moment of calm brought to you by nature!

Did you know gorillas share 98.3% of their genetic code with humans, making them our closest cousins?

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Keep the Kermadecs Weird drawing activity

Attention parents and tamariki - we need your help! Will you draw one of the cool marine creatures in these photos?

Some of our most weird and wonderful ocean life calls Rangitāhua - the Kermadec Islands home. The Kermadecs are about 1000km off the north-east coast of our North Island, and lots of the animals living there are found nowhere else on Earth!

Head over to Facebook to see big versions of these three creatures, and try your hand at drawing one of them. When you're done, send us a photo of your work - we will be sharing our favourites!

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Ready to become a nature expert?

Take your nature knowledge up a notch with Seek!

Use the power of image recognition technology to identify the plants and animals all around you.

Earn badges for seeing different types of birds, amphibians, plants, and fungi and participate in monthly observation challenges with Our Planet on Netflix.

  • Get outside and point the Seek Camera at living things
  • Identify wildlife and plants you see and take pictures to earn badges
  • Learn fun facts about the organisms all around you

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Find your inner animal quiz

Would you live in the mountains like a panda? Are you reclusive like a turtle? Sleek like a snake? Answer these 8 fun questions about your personality and interests to discover the one animal that you relate to most. There are over 100 possible species!

Once you take the quiz, you can invite your friends and share your results. Go wild!

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Bison release video

On October 11, 2019, WWF and partners released four bull bison into new territory in Badlands National Park, South Dakota. This is the first time bison have touched this land since 1877.

Over 2,500 WWF donors and those from partner organisations raised nearly $1 million to build 43 miles of new fence that extends bison habitat in the park from 57,640 acres to 80,193 acres—an area more than one-and-a-half times the size of Manhattan Island.

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Our Planet quiz

Our Planet is one interconnected system of different environments. These are called habitats or biomes, which are like worlds within our world.

In each one, you'll find communities of animal and plant species that have adapted to the condition there to survive.

Each biome is unique, and together they contribute to the whole planet working well. 

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Camera trap footage of Moona the Saimaa ringed seal

Meet Moona, a Saimaa ringed seal, as she enjoys a wee rest at Lake Saimaa, Finland.

This video is part of WWF Wildlive: a website featuring live footage of rare and endangered Finnish animals. 
 

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The WWF Together app, bringing you closer than you've ever been to 16 of the world's endangered species, is now available for iPhone.

Download the free app today and enjoy brand new interactive experiences meant specifically for your device. You can race a jaguar, try to out jump a snow leopard, or use your iPhone to explore 360* images of 10 species' habitats.

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Our Planet word search

The different biomes that make up our planet might seem to be completely separate worlds, but, in fact, they are closely linked.

From the high seas to the coastal waters, the forests to the grasslands, the deserts to the icy landscapes at the top and bottom of the planet, our astonishing diversity of life on Earth depends on these global connections. 

Can you find all the different biomes in this wordsearch?

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