20 July 2011

Our Wonderful Nature

You might be wondering why what looks like a nature documentary is on Kuriositas and not posted on our sibling site the Ark in Space.

Well, although this does start off looking like a serious documentary it soon establishes itself as something far, far sillier.

With the help of some remarkable animation, take a look at the courtship of the water shrew.  One of the smallest mammals on the plant, it has an incredibly high heart rate and so to us it looks like it moves about very quickly. 

When slowed down, however, we see what is really going on here! Water voles go Kung Fu! A great animated short by the Berlin based Talking Animals studio.