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

Video playlists about Animals

My favorite animal

8 talks • 2h 05m
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

11 talks • 2h 46m
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.


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

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...

Why humans run the world

History professor Yuval Noah Harari — author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind — explains why humans have dominated Earth. The reason is not what you might expect. 70,000 y...
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