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The increased humidity during the wet season sets off a chain reaction. Fungi and slime molds race to decompose dead matter on the forest floor. In some jungles, species of fungi outnumber plants 33 to 1. #HostilePlanet

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16 hours ago

In a battle of crocodiles vs bats, who do you think will come out on top? #HostilePlanet

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17 hours ago

A lion with an open face wound walks alone in the Okavango Delta. Watch a new episode of #SavageKingdom tonight at 10/9c.

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2 days ago

Plenty of water, warmth, and light provide perfect conditions for life to thrive in the jungles. #HostilePlanet

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2 days ago

When Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006, it caused quite a stir. This #SpaceSaturday, we take a look at what it means to be a dwarf planet in our solar system. #starstruck #LookUp

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3 days ago

Win the chance to surround yourself with exotic wildlife on a National Geographic Expedition to Borneo! It’ll be like your own real-life version of #HostilePlanet’s jungle episode. Support the National Geographic Society & ENTER: http://bit.ly/2HVZlxg #Omaze

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3 days ago

The Crab Nebula, which was first spotted by astronomers in the year 1054, is 6,500 light-years from Earth. At its center is a super-dense neutron star, which rotates once every 33 milliseconds and shoots out rotating lighthouse-like beams of radio waves and light. #Starstruck #LookUp

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5 days ago

Photo by Kate Brooks // #TheLastAnimals follows the conservationists, scientists, and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to save elephants and rhinos from extinction. Here, Najin, one of the last female Northern White rhinos on the planet, undergoes a medical examination to determine why she is not getting pregnant and whether she is able to still reproduce. Watch the full documentary on #EarthDay, April 22 at 12pm/11c on National Geographic.

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6 days ago

In addition to state-of-the-art equipment to capture an elephant battle, filmmakers also need to know the signs that an elephant is gearing up to fight in order to be ready to capture great footage. #HostilePlanet

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7 days ago

Against all odds, gray wolves have managed to return from the brink of extinction--a cause for celebration considering how vital they are to keeping the ecosystem in balance. #HostilePlanet

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