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Scorpions Choose Their Mates by Dancing With Them   

w/ David Attenborough

Before a female scorpion chooses a mate, she must test the strength of her potential suitor. The only way to be certain it’s the right match is to dance. 

(via: Smithsonian Channel)


AFRICA (BBC):  Picathartes - The Birds That Have Lived for 44 Million Years

w/ David Attenborrough

The Picathartes, or White-necked Rockfowl, is an enigmatic and rarely seen bird, that has lived in the Congo for 44 million years. When these birds mate they mate for life therefore they have to make a good team.

This is really remarkable footage, that I doubt anyone else has captured!

(via: BBC Earth )