Animals

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of animals.

Video playlists about Animals

Insects are awesome!

11 talks • 2h 33m
Bugs are one of nature's wonders. These insect-obsessed speakers talks about how ants form societies, how bees pollinate flowers, and how termites can be quite ... tasty.

Ocean wonders

13 talks • 3h 8m
Dive into the unexplored universe beneath the waves: the beautiful, fragile (and sometimes terrifying) world of the ocean.

Natural wonder

8 talks • 1h 46m
What is nature? Follow the camera's eye to many stunning places on the planet -- from the African veldt to the Amazon rainforest to the teeming world under the Arctic ice.

My favorite animal

8 talks • 2h 5m
Some TED speakers are obsessed with one particular animal -- and their joy and passion might just get you obsessed too. You'll meet apes that write! Shrimp that kick! Octopi that disappear!
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Talks about Animals

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Exclusive articles about Animals

The sexual deception of plants

Why would a plant want an animal to have sex with it? Because, it turns out, plants can be horrifically manipulative and deceitful! Wild sex expert Carin Bondar explains. Sexual...

5 ways to be a better human at the zoo

Your job: Be interesting. Researcher and author Laurel Braitman explains. Let me be clear: I don’t like zoos. Looking at captive animals depresses me. They often seem a little g...
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