Pangolins are believed to be the most trafficked mammals in the world. As the four Asian species of pangolins have dwindled, poachers are increasingly turning to the African species to supply the trade.
On this remote island in Costa Rica, a wildlife sanctuary protects nesting grounds for the Magnificent frigate bird, also called pirate birds. Witness the nesting of these birds that have extraordinary wingspans and can soar for weeks.
At any moment, about 2,000 thunderstorms are occurring worldwide. Learn how thunderstorms form, what causes lightning and thunder, and how these violent phenomena help balance the planet's energy and electricity.
National Geographic partnered with the International Dark-Sky Association to provide families with a true ‘dark sky’ observatory experience, free from the artificial light prevalent in city and suburban communities.