Animals

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

Video playlists about Animals

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!

Ocean wonders

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

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.

GROSS!

9 talks • 1h 58m
Poop, parasites, dead duck sex, eating bugs, and many more impolite -- but fascinating -- topics. These talks are for the non-squeamish.
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Exclusive articles about Animals

Let’s appreciate the humble fly

We wouldn’t have chocolate without flies, and seven other reasons to respect and protect these bugs that bug us, from entomologist Bryan Lessard. When most people think of flies...

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...
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