Animals 101

Over the past weeks, we’ve enjoyed watching Nat Geo’s “Animals 101” series on YouTube with our kids. Each video is around 4 minutes long and they share five cool facts about each animal.

Watching these videos spurred two reflections.

Each video shines the spotlight on just how special and beautiful animals are. We’re lucky to share the planet with them.

And second, every video ends with a warning about the vulnerability of these creatures to hunting and climate change.

Thankfully, we’ve done a better job with protecting species against hunting over the past three decades (even if there’s more work to be done).

Climate, however, is a different matter.

Each video manages to generate amazement and appreciation while also reminding us of the amount of work that lies ahead of us.

Thank you, National Geographic. A job well done.