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After each NATURE premiere, we gather online videos we love into a playlist and round up resources for parents and teachers. From our newest film to incredible footage from around the web, here were our favorites. And don’t forget, you can always subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!

In Case You Missed It:

Watch “The Elephant and the Termite” HERE

Witness the creation of the waterhole, one of Africa’s greatest wildlife meeting places manufactured by giant elephants and tiny termites. From baboons to dung beetles to chameleons, an entire community of creatures call the waterhole their home. Watch HERE.


Our Favorite Moments From the Film:

Tiny Dung Beetle Ping-Pongs Up Termite Mound

A dung beetle is a walnut-sized package of determination.

Small Bird Narrowly Escapes Eagle’s Clutches

A steppe eagle isn’t quick enough to catch quelea but is quick to spot an opportunity.

The Fish That Breathes Air

The lungfish is a living fossil, a fish with primitive limbs that breathes air.


More Good Nature:

Soothing Nature: Animals Around the Watering Hole

Watch these animals come together to cool off by the watering hole.


For Kids:

African Elephants| Wild Kratts

Learn about African elephants with the Kratt brothers!

Carried Away by Termites | Wild Kratts

Watch as the Wild Kratts crew are carried off by termites who mistake them for blades of grass.


For Teachers:

Creating Waterholes | The Elephant and the Termite (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

The African elephant and the termite are opposite in size and two very different species of animals. However, together they play an important role in creating waterholes that provide food and shelter for a wide diversity of animal life. Learn how termite mounds become waterholes in video from NATURE’s The Elephant and the Termite.

Waterhole Predators and Prey | TheElephant and the Termite (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

These videos from NATURE’s The Elephant and the Termite explore animal interactions around the waterhole at Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park. While some animal interactions are harmonious, others include competition for food and life. Learn about the predator-prey interactions of some of the animals that rely on the waterholes and examine different strategies that animals use to catch prey or evade predators. Often when we think of predators we envision large, ferocious creatures. However, this resource considers the smaller animals—insects, amphibians, reptiles, and birds—that exist in predator-prey relationships.

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