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    Masai Mara Safari – Tracking the Big 5 on an African Safari
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    Masai Mara Safari – Tracking the Big 5 on an African Safari

    December 14, 2019


    Welcome to Kenya! Can you guess where we are? We’re in the Masai Mara! And we’re going to go and track down the
    big 5! And what are the big 5, Dave? The big 5 are… buffalo, rhino, elephant, leopard, and lion So let’s go track ‘em down! Well first day in the Masai Mara and we’ve
    seen cheetahs and lions already so pretty good, we’ve got a couple more days
    let’s see what else we can see Shhhhhhh!

    Animal Track Detective! | Science for Kids
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    Animal Track Detective! | Science for Kids

    December 1, 2019


    Hey Guys! Squeaks and I were just outside, playing in
    the mud! [Squeaks squeaks] It’s wet out there, and wet weather can
    make a lot of mud. Mud’s fun to play around in, but what I
    really like about it is that it’s great for spotting animal tracks! When it’s really muddy outside, I like to
    see how many tracks I can find, and try to guess which kind of animal made which track! We look at animal tracks for fun, but some
    people do it as part of their job! Checking out animal tracks is really important
    for scientists who study animals. That’s because tracks help scientists understand
    where an animal lives, when it travels from place to place, if it moves in groups or by
    itself, and a lot more. You might even say that these scientists are
    kind of like detectives, and the tracks are their clues! But you need special skills to tell one kind
    of animal print from another! You see, not all tracks are alike. Different animals leave behind different tracks. And you won’t just find tracks out in the
    woods — Animals live everywhere, even in big cities! So you might be surprised by how many different
    tracks you’ll find if you look hard enough! But where exactly should you be looking, when
    you’re searching for animal tracks? Well, one good place to start is … mud! Animal tracks show up really well on wet ground,
    so look for muddy spots near water, or after a good rain shower, or when snow has melted! Some tracks show up nicely in snow, too, or
    in dry dirt, but when scouting for animal tracks, remember—mud is your friend! Next, after you’ve found a track—or several
    tracks!—it’s time to start asking some questions. How many tracks are there? Which way are they going? What are they shaped like? And, maybe most fun of all, which animal might
    have left them behind? Let’s take a look at this track. If you see a track that’s paw-shaped and
    has four or five toes, it’s probably been left by a mammal! It could be a dog—like these—or a cat,
    like these. If you ever see a track in the mud that looks
    sort of like a dog or cat track, but is much smaller…say, hardly larger than a penny,
    then you’ve probably found a squirrel track, like these. But of course, mammals aren’t the only animals
    that leave tracks behind. One of the most common animal tracks you’ll
    see is this one: a deer track. Deer tracks don’t look like pawprints, do
    they? Do you see those two large, curvy marks? Those are the two halves of a deer’s foot,
    called a hoof. Each half leaves a mark that looks like a
    tiny horn, with a point and the top and a small spot at the bottom. Now, what if you find fork-shaped tracks,
    like these? Well, they’ve probably been left behind
    by a bird! Birds, deer, squirrels, dogs, and cats are
    some of the most common animal tracks you’ll find when you’re playing animal track detective. So, do you think we’re ready to play? Let’s test our track-naming skills! I’ll show you a track, and you guess what
    kind of animal might have made it, based on what we just learned, OK? OK! Here’s track number 1. What do you see? It looks like a paw, right, so it’s probably
    a mammal. Good! But it’s a really small track. Smaller than even a little house cat might
    leave. I’m going to guess “squirrel.” Yay! It is a squirrel track! Time for track number 2. Hmm. This is not paw-shaped. In fact, it’s kind of…fork-shaped. Definitely not a mammal. Do you remember what kind of animal makes
    fork-shaped tracks? A bird! I guess this is a bird track. It is! OK, last track. Ready? Not paw-shaped. But not fork-shaped, either. Sort of … horn-shaped? And it’s split into two halves. …a deer! These are deer tracks! Great job! Like I said, these are some of the more common
    tracks you might find in the mud, snow, or dirt, no matter where you live in the world. But there all kinds of animals in the world,
    and each leaves its own special kind of track. So, if you study them enough, one day, you
    might be able to tell the difference between two different kinds of birds, or two different
    kinds of cats — just like some scientists can! And we didn’t even get to cover reptile
    tracks or insect tracks. So maybe we’ll get to those another time
    — on the next muddy day! In the meantime, thanks for playing Animal
    Track Detective with us! And remember, if you have a question about
    tracks or anything for us here at the fort, let us know by leaving a comment or emailing
    us at [email protected] We’ll see you next time!

    How to Track a Predator!
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    How to Track a Predator!

    November 30, 2019


    – [Coyote] Any body of
    water is going to be the best place to find animal tracks. (mellow melodic music) – [Mario] What are these? I don’t know what tracks these are. – Hold on a second, here we
    go, I think I got something. Yes! – I don’t know what this is, these tracks are really intriguing. They look like dinosaur tracks, but of course, that’s not possible, at least I don’t think it’s possible. (dynamic jungle music) (birds twittering) – What’s going on, Coyote Pack? It is a beautiful autumn
    day here in Columbus, Ohio and we are at one of my favorite
    metro parks, Prairie Oaks. Mario, do you remember the
    last time we were here? – [Mario] I definitely do and I was wearing a lot more
    layers, ’cause it was freezing. I definitely appreciate
    this temperature today. – We made a video called “Winter
    Wilderness,” a buddy film, so I figured why not
    make a buddy film sequel, where we head back out
    into the environment to look for mammals. But what’s unique about today is we’re debuting the Brave Wilderness North American Mammals Adventure Kit. – Alright, what’s in it? – Of course, you wanna know
    what’s inside the box, right? So my favorite mammal is the wolverine and I always wanted a
    wolverine figurine as a kid, so there you have it.
    – Nice. – [Coyote] Absolutely love this guy. – Oh, man! – Beautiful, right?
    – That is really accurate. – Absolutely, now give me back that toy. So what else is cool about this kit is it has an Animal Track Plaster Kit. – Wow, I’ve actually
    never used one of these. – You’ve never done this before? – No, I have not, so
    that’s a legit plaster kit. – It is.
    – Wow! – So what I was thinking we would today is head back out into the environment and see who can find the
    coolest mammal tracks and then make plaster casts of them. Now we should rank these tracks
    on three different levels. – Okay. – I think uniqueness of species found, the quality of the actual print as it lies naturally
    within the environment and then last, but not least, the quality of the cast you pull. – [Mario] Okay, sounds good,
    is there a prize at the end? – How about the winner gets to
    take home the toy wolverine. – Nice.
    – Not yet, though, first you’ve got to find those tracks. Let’s give ourselves 30 minutes, you think we can find
    tracks and pour that cast within 30 minutes?
    – I think so, I think I’m a good tracker.
    – Okay, cool. You have a GoPro, I’ll have a GoPro, let’s split up and may the
    best animal tracker win. – Searching for tracks is something that requires your full attention. – In most instances I consider
    animal tracking an art form, it can be very difficult to
    find mammals in the wild. What I’m on right here
    is actually a game trail, so I followed this a ways
    and it heads downhill and it looks like toward a river. Now any body of water is
    going to be the best place to find animal tracks,
    where the ground is softer, that’s where the animals are
    gonna leave their impression. – [Mario] So this is not necessarily going to get some prints that well, it’s a little too dry,
    too hard of a surface. – Ah, look at this, my first tracks, those are deer tracks right
    there, definitely the hoof from likely a pretty good
    sized white-tailed deer, now you may look at a track like this and say okay, is this the
    perfect spot to start your cast? Not really, a lot of this
    substrate is very sandy, full of tiny little pebbles, so getting a good impression of that track is not gonna be possible. – Not sure how Coyote is doing, but I’ve got around 15 minutes left, before we have to meet back, so I’ve got to really step it up here. I’ll go in that direction. – Now this kind of substrate
    is absolutely perfect, look at this, these deer tracks here are in good, firm clay. Now these would be the
    perfect tracks for me to cast, except a white-tailed deer is about the most common
    animal in this area and I don’t think I’m
    gonna win the contest by casting tracks of deer. (mellow melodic music) – [Mario] What are these? Look at these tracks. – So I moved further inland from the river hoping that eventually I will find a different body of water,
    maybe a swamp, maybe a pond. Everything’s just so dry right now. This is looking promising up
    here though, look at this. Yes, yes! This is my first and most definitive sign, this right there is coyote poop (quirky melodic music) and from the smell of it, it’s fresh. Now you may be saying to yourself, Coyote, how can you look at animal scat and determine that it’s from a coyote? Well, there are no large canine
    in this area like wolves, this is too big to be a fox and there are a bunch of little hairs and berries also in it. As to which direction this
    coyote traveled, I’m not sure, but with the river just ahead of us here, I think I’ll go back
    down to the embankment and see if it went there for a drink. Okay, coyote poop, we are
    hot and on the stinky track. – This is definitely not a mammal, I don’t know what tracks these are. Huh! (quirky melodic music) They look very birdlike, I’m not sure what species this is. There’s one, two, three, four, then it kind of disappears
    here in the long grass, which of course would make sense, if you’re an animal, you’re
    gonna hide in this vegetation. – Okay, we’ve got a down slope over here, ooh, and it looks like a muddy embankment, okay, let’s check this out. This is the best mud I’ve seen all day. Look at this, there’s more mud than there is sand and rocks. (melodic haunting music) No tracks yet though. – Well, I don’t know what this is, these tracks are really intriguing, they look like dinosaur tracks, but of course that’s not possible, at least I don’t think it’s possible. – Hold on a second, here we
    go, I think I’ve got something. Yes, yes, yes, yes! We’ve got coyote tracks, wow! Okay, that’s a coyote track,
    that’s a coyote track, that right there is a
    great coyote track, yes! Okay, I’ve found some
    tracks in pretty solid mud and with only about
    three minutes to spare, which means I need to
    quickly set up my plaster kit and pour that plaster to pull a track, not exactly the rarest
    animal in this area, but at this point, I’ll
    take anything I can get. Now before I cast my track,
    actually something that I’ll do is just use a small
    piece of wood like this, which is an old tree branch,
    it’s very flat, very smooth to actually flatten out
    the earth around the track to make as perfect of a cast as I can. I don’t know if Mario is
    aware of this prep work. – Alright, so here is the kit, (light melodic music) most important is the instructions. – Mixing ratio, two fluid ounces of water for every half cup of plaster mix. So in the kit is a little
    mixing dish just like this and a track ring, now you wanna place this
    ring around the track, so you can pour the
    plaster on to the inside. – Now the next step is to
    actually mix the plaster. (quirky melodic music) Knife with ya? Coyote’s got my knife. – [Coyote] And now I am
    going to slowly start pouring that into my mixing container. I’m gonna only put about a
    quarter of the bag in to start. – Gonna put about, I’m just
    gonna put all of it actually. Now next step is to add some water, I’m not sure how to measure
    out two fluid ounces, ’cause we don’t have a measuring device, I’m just gonna eyeball it. – [Coyote] You don’t want
    the plaster to be too thin and you don’t want it to be too thick. Now we also provide you
    with a stirring stick and you want this to have the
    consistency of thick glue, so right now it is way,
    way, way too watery, so what I’m gonna do is start
    to add more plaster powder. – [Mario] This needs more water. – [Coyote] Oh, this is cool! Alright, now we’re getting somewhere. – This is getting messy, really messy. – [Coyote] This will start
    to set within just minutes, so you want to move quickly once you start your mixing process. – Alright, next step is to pour it in. – [Coyote] This is that magic moment and you only get one shot at it, so make sure the plaster
    is the perfect consistency. – [Mario] Ooh! – I always like to start
    in the front paw pads. Okay, now the track is completely covered, but to make sure that
    it’s all down and in, you don’t have any air pockets, I like to use my stir stick
    to just work the plaster round a little bit and into the track. – Okay, a little bit
    more water in here, oh! That’s too much water. It’s a lot harder than it looks, guys, it’s my first time doing this. – [Coyote] You wanna pace it out as you’re adding more plaster, you don’t wanna dump it
    all on in one fell swoop, otherwise it won’t dry properly. Take your time, be
    patient and with any luck you’ll have a perfect animal print cast. – Alright, well, there you
    have it, that’s my attempt at making a plaster
    mold of an animal track. – [Coyote] Okay, my
    track is completely cast, so at this point, we just need
    to wait for about two hours, we’ll come back and check ’em
    and then identify the species. – [Mario] Okay, sounds good. – Okay, let’s go get some lunch. (quirky melodic music) Okay, it has been about two and a half hours, since we set our plaster. – Yeah. – And at this point, it should be dry. – I’m a little nervous.
    – Why? – Because I don’t know
    if mine set properly, I don’t know if I followed
    the right directions. – Well, in all fairness,
    – I don’t know. – it is your first time and that’s what’s cool
    about this experience and for a lot of people
    out there watching, it will be their first time
    at doing a cast of a track, but with any luck, they’ll be fantastic, so let’s head back down this
    way into the wilderness, find our tracks and see if they set. – [Mario] Alright. (cheerful melodic music) – Check this out, what
    do you think those are? – Wow! I have no idea. I mean, my initial
    instinct would be a turkey, but the toes aren’t long enough. – No.
    – I mean, I don’t know, I’m gonna say you’re
    pulling a fast one on me, but let’s check your plaster and see how that is going to take. – Okay, so– – Now just almost like a
    sandcastle, flip that over, let’s see what we have underneath. – Oh!
    – Wow, okay. I’m gonna give you some credit
    here, it’s looking good. Pour a little bit of water on there. Wow, that is cool!
    – Dude! It looks like a dinosaur print. – That looks exactly like
    a dinosaur footprint! Are you kidding me? That is a great cast right there, so you see what happened
    though is there’s a lot of sand now permanently worked into your cast, you’re never gonna get
    all of that out of there. So let’s take this down to the river, – Okay.
    – rinse it off the rest of the way and then
    we’ll go check my track. – [Mario] Alright. – Let’s see here. Okay, so my ring,
    – Oh, will come off. – will completely come off, because I didn’t put the plaster
    all the way to the edges. Now here’s the tricky part, because that ground is so wet, – [Mario] Oh, that’s pretty solid. – I don’t want the cast to
    break as I’m bringing it up, so I’m gonna use this stick
    to dig out around the track and pry it up, there we go, just like that and the entire structure of
    the earth comes up with it. Now inside there should
    be a perfect coyote track. Oh, it’s looking good,
    this is gonna be great. Let’s get these outer edges peeled away. Now the next thing I wanna do
    is rinse it off in the river and see just how perfect it looks. Now when it comes to
    washing out your cast, one thing you can use is
    just an old toothbrush to gently finesse out any of
    the remaining mud and dirt. Okay and there it is, a
    perfectly cast coyote track, you can see the toe pads, the heel pad and even some claw marks. Now this was your first time out there casting animal tracks in the wild, what did you think,
    how difficult was this? – Well, I wasn’t that confident initially, because of the mess I made, but after, the way my cast actually
    turned out, it’s super easy, if I can do it, you can
    definitely do it as well. – Now remember, guys, the
    Brave Wilderness Adventure Kit, North American Mammals
    Edition is available right now and when it comes to who
    won the wolverine figurine, I think it’s a tough call, I honestly thought that I was gonna win just because I knew what I was doing, but your track with its uniqueness and that’s a really good
    cast for a first timer. – Thank you.
    – It’s tough to tell, so what I say we do is leave
    it up to the Coyote Pack. – Okay.
    – Who’s gonna win, guys, is it Coyote with the coyote track or Mario with the mystery animal track, write in the comments section below and tell us who’s gonna
    win the wolverine figurine. I’m Coyote Peterson.
    – I’m Mario Aldecoa. – Be brave.
    – Stay wild, – We’ll see you on the next adventure. – Alright.
    – Awesome, let’s hike back. (mellow melodic music) If you’re looking for a great place to go out and see animals, or signs of them in the
    natural environment, the parks in your area are a sure bet. Winter is coming, so
    make sure to get outside and enjoy the last warm days of the year. If you can’t find any
    animal tracks naturally, like Mario, using one of your
    favorite toys to create them is a totally acceptable solution. Hey, Coyote Pack, if you enjoyed our adventure
    into the autumn wilderness, make sure to go back and
    watch our original buddy film, “Winter Wilderness,” a classic, where Mario and I found a
    feather and a deer antler. Yep, it’s a real thriller
    and don’t forget, subscribe and click the Notification bell, so you can join me and the crew
    on our next wild adventure. – Yep, look at that!
    – Oh yeah, wow, look at that! 100%, oh wow! That is definitely a little
    mouse tunnel, isn’t it? – Nice, so basically the
    rodents are underneath the snow, they’ve got these little
    highways that they create to stay warm and stay hidden
    from predators, pretty cool. (light jungle music)

    Cheeky Elephant Crosses Railway Track
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    Cheeky Elephant Crosses Railway Track

    November 26, 2019


    COMM: This male Indian elephant wants to cross the railway lines. COMM: Thankfully, he’s found a level crossing. COMM: He is a tuskless male known as Makhna, and he can probably walk straight through
    the barrier if he wanted. Instead, he spends a bit of time working out how to negotiate
    the obstacles.

    Hunting for Dinosaur Tracks!
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    Hunting for Dinosaur Tracks!

    November 25, 2019


    (tense music) – What’s going on guys? Now, you’re used to us
    bringing you episodes of Breaking Trail where
    I’m catching live animals, but, today, we’re gonna do
    something a little different. We’re headed off into
    the back country of Utah to search for dinosaur tracks! Now, as most of you know, I
    absolutely love dinosaurs, so what I’m gonna do is trade in my cowboy hat for this helmet as we ride on these
    awesome Polaris RZRs onto the rough
    and rugged terrain to search out these tracks. Alright, hop in, guys! This is gonna be awesome! Woo! (engine roars) Yahoo! (tribal theme music) In most of our adventures,
    we break trail on foot, however sometimes the best way to cover many miles
    of distance quickly is by way of
    all-terrain vehicle. Today, the crew and I
    are in Hurricane, Utah, one of the best
    places in the west to find and get close
    to dinosaur tracks. This is awesome,
    we finally made it! Let’s head back in there
    and find the tracks! Woo! (haunting music) Aw, man, this is epic! Just this backdrop, I
    mean, you can’t beat this! It is hot, it is dusty. Look at this, check this out. Do you see all the
    dust coming off of me? – [Mark] Oh, yeah. – Woo, it is, what
    do you think it is? About 100 degrees
    out here, right now? – [Mark] At least. – At least 100 degrees, and look at how bone dry
    this is, check this out. Look at that, it
    is just red dust. It’s amazing to think
    that, at one point in time, dinosaurs were walking right
    through this environment. Alright, I think, if we head
    down through this ravine, here, we’re gonna find some! Wow, check that out! Dinosaurs passed this way, this is the whole area that we’re gonna be exploring,
    right here on the side. That’s where we are. You’ve got Megapnosaurus
    and Dilophosaurus tracks. Dilophosaurus are much larger. You see, right there,
    huge compared to a human. I can’t imagine what
    it would be like to have actually seen
    one of these walking in this environment
    120 million years ago. Now, let’s go find the tracks! (piano music) And even though
    this is sloped down, at one point in time, before water washed through
    here and wore the rock away, this could have been flatter, so I’m always
    looking at an angle for any indentation in the rock has the potential to be a track. I mean, look how
    deceiving this is. That almost looks like
    a toe, right there. Wow, I wonder if that
    could be a track? It’s not defined enough
    to prove that, though. Alright, let’s keep going! This is actually great
    substrate, right here. Check this out, look at
    this, Mark, look at this. We just found our first
    set of dinosaur tracks. This is Megapnosaurus,
    right here, a small, upright
    walking therapod, and you can see
    where this animal moved right through
    the environment. Look at this, I’m gonna step
    right next to the tracks. Look at that stride! Wow, that’s so cool, walking
    right along side dinosaurs! You ever think you’d be
    able to do that, Mark? – [Mark] No! I’d never thought I’d
    see a dinosaur track. – I know! – [Mark] This is amazing! – Check this one out. That’s actually really cool. So, it took a real
    sharp turn, right here, and probably headed
    off in that direction, but if you come up here
    a little bit further, you got the larger
    Dilophosaur tracks. Check this out. These are Dilophosaur tracks. Look how big this animal was! Here, come up through this way, you can see this one best. Look at that! – [Mark] Wow! – Wow, what a giant! Dilophosaurus is famous
    because it was featured in Steven Spielberg’s
    Jurassic Park. If you remember,
    it was the one that had the big frill that came
    out and it spit the venom. Now, scientists do not believe that this dinosaur
    actually had those frills, but the filmmakers took
    the liberty of giving that dinosaur these
    traits to make it a little bit more scary. Look at how big they are! In the movie, the
    Dilophosaur they featured was much smaller than this, but you can see with my hand
    right down there in the track, this is not a carnivore
    that you would just wanna stumble upon
    out here in the desert. How awesome is that! – [Mark] Did you ever
    think you’d be, like, standing right in
    a dinosaur track? – No, I didn’t! I’ve never seen dinosaur
    tracks before out in the wild, and you can almost feel
    the energy of this animal when you put your hand
    into the track like that. Okay, so these tracks that
    we’re looking at, right here, anybody can come and see these. What we wanna do now is actually
    head off into the desert and see if we can find
    some for ourselves. You guys ready to do this? – [Mark] Let’s do it! – It’s gonna be dry,
    it’s gonna be hot, and it’s gonna be dusty, but I’m pretty confident that we’re gonna find some
    tracks of our own! (hopeful music) There’s a hole. Oh, check this out! This could be a track! Yes!
    (tense music) Chance, come up
    here, look at this! You got one here, one here, wow! I think this is it, I think these are
    actual dinosaur tracks! This one, right here,
    is almost perfect. Bring your camera up. Come here, come here, come here! Look at this! Look over my shoulder,
    look at that. Three distinct toe marks. Alright, I’m gonna blow
    the sand on you, ready? Yes, there’s no
    question about it, that is an upright
    walking therapod, most likely a carnivore, and guessing on the
    size of these tracks, I’m saying it’s
    probably four feet tall, and close to 11 feet in length. Not an animal that
    you would want to run into out here
    65 million years ago. Holy cow, this is exciting! Dude, high five! I cannot believe we
    actually came across tracks, and look at this, you got one
    here, and look at that stride. Here to here, shorter there,
    planted, and then off, and who knows, I mean, this rock could have broken apart
    millions of years ago, but you got one right
    here, and one right there. And, oh my gosh, we actually
    came across dinosaur tracks. Now this was objective number
    one, find dinosaur tracks. Well, we found them. The good news is that we
    still have a couple hours out here in the desert,
    and we have those RZRs, so objective number
    two is gonna be to head to the sand dunes
    and really have some fun. I hope you guys are ready,
    ’cause this is gonna be awesome! – [Mark] Yeah, come in, guys. (tribal drum music) – [Coyote] Woohoo! What up? – [Mark] What’d you think man? We brought you out in the field! – I know, this is
    frickin’ awesome! This is killer!
    – I mean, dude! – [Mark] Can you
    think of a better trip to come along with, jeez? – Yeah, the walls
    in the editing bay do not look like
    these mountains. It is amazing out here. (engine roars) (rock music) – [Coyote] Woohoo! Yep, I’m stuck! Woohoo, it’s a little
    bumpy, right there! – [Mark] I don’t know
    if I got the whole flip, but that was gnarly! – [Coyote] Ouch! – [Mark] You alright? – Well guys, rule number one, if you flip the RZR, is always
    to keep your arms inside. Thankfully, I’m walking
    away from yet another one. Aw, man! I was barely even turning! I don’t know how
    that thing flipped! (tense music) But it, ah, yeah, I flipped it. You know, if I’m not
    falling off of a cliff, I’m flipping a vehicle. That’s why we just usually
    don’t let me do these things. (laughs) A good lesson here is that if you do roll a
    machine like this, you just hold on to
    the steering wheel, keep your hands inside, you’re always wearing
    your seat belt, always wearing the helmet, and, so far, I’m walking away from this one
    completely unscathed. My back and neck might be
    a little sore tomorrow, but no broken
    bones, no stitches. We’re having to bungee
    cord the door shut, ’cause that’s broken. I cracked the top of
    it, and, unfortunately, I may have just bought the
    Brave Wilderness team a RZR, because this is gonna be
    an expensive one to fix. My bad! – [Mark] Woo,
    alright Coyote, well, that’s one way to do it in Utah. – Yeah, I say it was an
    extremely successful day. We found dinosaur
    tracks, that was awesome. Then we came out here to
    the dunes to rip up the sand with our RZRs, and I
    kind of rolled mine, but the good news is, no
    cuts, no broken bones, and, yet again, I walk away from another Breaking
    Trail mishap. All I can say is that
    Utah is unbelievably epic! – [Chris] Yessir! – I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave, stay wild, always
    wear your helmet, we’ll see you on
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    Hulk’s Son Kobe Is The Pit Bull Of The Future | DOG DYNASTY
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    Hulk’s Son Kobe Is The Pit Bull Of The Future | DOG DYNASTY

    November 23, 2019


    MARLON GRENNAN: My reputation is built on how I breed and train my dogs. I’m looking
    for the next Hulk, the star of the future. This dog is the star of the future. MARLON GRENNAN: So Hulk is the most famous dog that I have. But I’m always looking
    for the next best thing. So I got to keep marching forward and I think we have something here. MARLON GRENNAN: Kobe is a wonderful dog. His father is the Hulk and he is about eight months
    old now. Great energy, great balance. MARLON GRENNAN: I definitely see Kobe being a star of the future, man. You can’t dismiss
    qualities like that. He has what it takes. MARLON GRENNAN: I’m hoping that Kobe will be the next Ace, the next super dog, the next,
    you know, demo dog for the company. You know, I started training him very late. You know,
    when I first started getting him into the bite work, he was very tentative, he really didn’t
    wanted to tug, he didn’t wanted to do anything, he barely would chase the ball. So, we are
    going to, you know, take him a little further with his training today. I mean, we are gonna
    push the limits a little bit and, you know, see what he is willing to do and where he
    needs work. Right now we are just going to give him a flat bite, just a regular bite,
    so he is ready, and then we are going to put some obstacles in his life. So we are going
    to see if he wants to go up on to the hood, go into the back of the truck, in the passenger’s
    side. You know, we are just gonna start very base entry-level stuff with the car and introducing
    him to car scenarios. MARLON GRENNAN: So today I am just putting more pressure on the dog. So, I have never
    really added more noise, you know, so now I am gonna actually get more noise. But right
    now I am gonna go on top of the truck, ‘cause I really wanna push his athleticism right now. MARLON GRENNAN: I know when I see a dog that’s gonna do it. He’s gonna do it. DERICK BRODEUR: Walk. MARLON GRENNAN: Oh, quit pushing me over. Good boy, yeah. There we go. Good dog, yeah. MARLON GRENNAN: The dog is not confident in the jump yet, right. So he doesn’t actually
    know that he is capable of doing that. So, what we are going to do is, we will help him
    get onto the truck a little bit, and you will see, once he actually gets up and he realises
    that he can get up, he will start to come. He will start to just come at it quickly. MARLON GRENNAN: It’s always a battle, when you have a dog that is very large, you know.
    So, he has to battle his size. MARLON GRENNAN: Oh, ouch, stayed on the bite. Great! Good boy. Good. MARLON GRENNAN: But you got to understand, I mean, this is a puppy. He is eight months
    old. He has no recollection of his body yet. So, he really can’t jump. He has not much
    coordination. You know, so it’s just, it’s early, it’s early. You know, some people
    might be like, Oh, my eight-month dog”, but this is a different type of dog. This
    is a XL dog, this is the dog that is the son of one the biggest pit bull in the world,
    right. So, he has a odd, you know, body style that he is dealing with right now. But once
    he gets through it, I am telling you, man, you mark my words, this guy right here, that
    is a keeper. MARLON GRENNAN: Oh, ouch! INTERVIEWER: What happened? DERICK BRODEUR: Just you know, kind of my mistake, instead, you know, when he dropped
    the sleeve, instead of bringing it away from my body, you know, throw and get rid of it,
    I brought it right in front me. He’s excited, he’s working so, he went at it and missed
    it, caught my leg a little bit. MARLON GRENNAN: So, I am gonna be sitting in the front and I want him to come in the
    truck, bite the sleeve, and then from the side, you can exit him out the side. MARLON GRENNAN: What you gonna do? What you gonna do? He ain’t gonna do nothing. He
    ain’t gonna do nothing. Oh, you, motherf*cker! There you go. You want it. All right. So,
    we got to close the door. INTERVIEWER: Didn’t go as planned. MARLON GRENNAN: That did not go as planned. No, no, no. MARLON GRENNAN: Closer, hey. Let him. Come on! Hey! Oh, good boy. Oh, good! He is eating,
    come over. He is like down. All right, there you go. MARLON GRENNAN: I’ll take that, I’ll take that. So, what am I going to do now is I wanna
    make sure the dog doesn’t get too complacent and wanna carry the equipment everywhere all
    the time. It’s a typical fail that a lot of sport trainers do. So, it’s important
    that the dog starts to learn early. It’s called double-sleeveing, all right. So, I am going
    to start on this bite, I am going to let him get a bite, let him go, let him go, I’m
    gonna slide it off, just like I was and get rid of it, but instead of him running, I am
    going to show him another sleeve and hope that he just comes right off that one onto
    the next one. You know that’s how you start to focus a dog to be man-focused and not equipment-focused. MARLON GRENNAN: Oh, good boy. Oh, good boy. Oh, ouch! Pull tight, pull tight, pull tight! Oh, good boy! Perfect. Oh, perfect. MARLON GRENNAN: That was perfection. He came from that, great solid bite, great grip, everything
    good. That was all good. That was great. MARLON GRENNAN: What we are going to do right now is, we are going to let him see a long
    send, the longest send that he has ever seen. So, we’re probably going to give him maybe
    50 yards or so and, you know, make sure that he comes in strong, he comes in hard and hits
    in the right place. MARLON GRENNAN: So to me, you know, Kobe is absolutely priceless. I have no intention
    of selling him. I actually want to make him the superstar that, you know, that I know
    he could be. But If I wanted to turn around and sell him tomorrow, I have already been
    offered 40 grand for him multiple times. So, I can easily get that based upon who he is
    and where he comes from, untrained. Kobe as a fully trained dog, I’d easily get a hundred
    grand for him. MARLON GRENNAN: We are done with the outside bite work for today and it was great, man,
    I mean, he is great. I know when I want to see a winner, you know, and he is a winner.
    Everything doesn’t have to be perfect with dog training, it’s a process, you know.
    So it’s very important that you are patient, you know, you let the dog learn at his pace, you
    know, that’s a typical mistake that a lot of people make. MARLON GRENNAN: So, right now we are going to test out Kobe with a little gunfire. We’ll
    use a 22 first and then we’ll just bring it up in the caliber, so that he just adjusts
    to the noise. But just fire it off. MARLON GRENNAN: Perfect. MARLON GRENNAN: Reaction was fine. This is perfect. This is perfect. So now he is calm
    and he is acting the right way. I pet him, all right, and I tell him that this is good.
    Everything is ok. BRANDEN RAMSEY: If you want to inflict some damage and really get your point across, this
    is the one to have. MARLON GRENNAN: Kobe, man, this one is wild, fella. MARLON GRENNAN: You can fire off a gun and this dog could’ve started to want to drag
    me and run back to the house, I mean, that’s, you can get that kind of reaction, you know,
    so he is, but how he reacted is literally perfect. Exactly how you would want him to
    react. I would be concerned with a dog if he was just digging a hole and the gun started
    firing off, he didn’t even look up. That would be concerning, honestly. So the fact
    that he is aware, the gun went off and he got up and looked at it, didn’t move, didn’t
    flinch, that is exactly what we want, exactly what we want. MARLON GRENNAN: He is great. No, that’s 10 for 10, I mean, he did great in training,
    great out here. See this dog in three months, man, you are not going to believe what you
    are looking at. MARLON GRENNAN: It’s been about a month since we’ve last seen Kobe. I think he has
    come leaps and bounds. So on his quest to becoming the ultimate protection dog, today we’re gonna see just how far he has come. Kobe has a very bright future, he could absolutely
    be the new face of the franchise. The future is absolutely safe with Kobe.

    Dog vs Human Sprinting – Who’s Faster?
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    Dog vs Human Sprinting – Who’s Faster?

    November 18, 2019


    Welcome back to Warped perception. Something I’ve always been curious about. Especially after filming those previous dog
    episodes. You ready April. Come on let’s go. Is a dog actually faster than a person. I have a friend of mine that insists. That he’s faster than any dog. Of course. So I have decided to set up a few scenarios. Film it with the high speed camera. And see is a dog faster than a human?. Let’s find out. You need to save your energy I think David
    has his work cut out for him here. You’re a pretty wild dog. And to make this a fair comparison. April is 29 years old in dog years. And David how old are you?. 29. 29 so this is a even biological age. a good matchup. David is 29, April is 29. So the only difference here is their reaction
    time. Reflexes. Body mechanics. And species. David is there anything that you want to show
    us. That proves that you’re up to the challenge. And on the same level as April physically?. Of course. There you go so I think that means he’s qualified. So let’s get this underway. That’s 20 yards right there. First test is going to be from the track Sprint
    position and let’s see what happens. Are you guys ready?. April sitzen, sitzen are you ready David?. You ready April blibe. Here. I actually think that she almost lost. Here. This is a 10-yard mark right here. and I don’t
    know I think you were passing her up. She had a head start if you want to get technical. She was a little bit, yeah don’t worry we’re
    going to do it again. We’re going to set it up again, April no cheating. You cheated you cheated. I have them set up in the ready position. But April is already gotten kind of distracted
    there, are you ready April?. 3-2-1 here. That was good I actually think that David
    either tied or he beat her. I’m pretty sure that I beat her. I didn’t expect that I actually thought that
    she was going to leave him in the dust. But it was pretty close man that was good. Alright let’s check out that high-speed footage. So we’re going to do it one more time and
    this is going to be from the. What do you call it the military Sprint?. Yep. So we’re going to do the military Sprint position. Then we’re going to move into two more set
    ups. That I have in store. And it’s going to surprise him but yeah I
    have something in mind. So let’s get this next one set up and see
    but. That was pretty amazing. My friend that David is a gymnast but he’s
    also a musician. And I wouldn’t have him help me out with this
    episode without plugging his band. Which is called “Attack The Sound”. I’m going to put some links to his work in
    the description below. As well as use one of his Clips in the episode
    here. I highly suggest that you check it out. I think he would greatly appreciate it and
    so would I. That being said let’s get on with the show. Good girl blibe,blibe, blibe. She’s like a rabbit. She’s like boom boom jumps like a spring. Okay stay right there you’re good you’re good. She’s so excited to race you David good girl. You guys ready? She’s so focused. 3-2-1 here. Well I think she definitely beat me on that
    one but that’s okay I’ll get her. That was a 20-yard mark. She had an advantage after 10 yards. So I mean yeah clear as day. look at the high-speed footage it’s self explanatory. you can see the differences in biomechanics
    versus reaction time and reflexes. [ Music ] so let’s move on to the next test which yeah are you
    ready for it? Ready. Okay so that was a great race. for this next
    test I think it was the last video I did with April. It was about how dogs get up from a lying
    down position so fast. I think this is the perfect opportunity to
    put that to the test. We’re going to put April and David in a lying
    down position. As far as he wants to go. I mean it looks like he’s a sport he’s back
    there squaring things up already. I think this is going to be a good look. At how dogs get up differently from humans
    from a lying down position. we’re going to put them both in a lying down
    position and see how they get up. And how they get up differently. This is pretty much where we can get April. She’s a little bit too paranoid to get on
    her back. I can’t get her on her back like some dogs
    do. So we’re just going to lay her down on her
    side. And David has already agreed to lie down on
    his side. Scene 12 take 2. Okay here it goes David versus April, April,
    April, that was good. Now that looked pretty cool they both got
    up about the same speed. But his body mechanics were completely different
    from April’s body mechanics. [Music] Yeah I got one more test that I want to do. Just something out of the ordinary. I’m just going to have you jump. We’re going to set up like a pole with a couple
    cones. Can you jump?, Oh yeah definitely. Let’s go. I’m going to go here so she knows to jump. She hasn’t jumped in a while okay you ready?. Come on April hup hup hup no?. [Music] All right I tried to get her to jump but apparently David had a better idea and he got her to jump. Here watch what he’s doing. We’re going to film this and high-speed and
    see what happens. Go ahead make her jump David. Haha there you go. Apparently David can jump so good even with
    the ball in his hand. Which I know some of you are going to say
    is not difficult. Maybe not for you. [Music] Okay so that jump went pretty well. David tried to get her to jump the higher
    obstacle but she wouldn’t comply. Now I don’t know about you but the most interesting
    thing for me about this episode was not who’s faster how the body mechanics differ or how
    they Propel themselves differently it was how the high-speed footage reveal April’s
    character that changed my perception in a split-second April looks over at David and
    when she realizes he’s either right next to her or slightly ahead of her she gives it
    more effort I also found it really interesting how she formed a bond with David to the point
    where she became competitive against him I’ve never noticed that about April before until
    watching the high-speed footage but tell me what you think in the comments below so we’re going to wrap this episode up right here Hopefully you enjoyed the video hopefully it gave you
    a great example of how the body mechanics of people differ from dogs and I answered
    a lot of questions that were sent to me in the comments and email about people wanting
    to see dog versus a person and I’m going to wrap this episode up here thanks for watching
    if you want to see more of April check out the series playlist on this channel and until
    till next time adios.

    Going To The Zoo | Bob The Train | Video For Children | Kindergarten Nursery Rhymes For Babies
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    Going To The Zoo | Bob The Train | Video For Children | Kindergarten Nursery Rhymes For Babies

    November 7, 2019


    “Hey Kids! Let’s go to the Zoo! With Bob the Train!” Daddy’s takin’ us to the zoo tomorrow, Zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow Daddy’s takin’ us to the zoo tomorrow And we can stay all day We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo How about you, you, you? You can come too, too, too We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo See the elephant with the long trunk swingin’ Great big ears and a long trunk swingin’ Snuffin’ up peanuts with a long trunk swingin’ And we can stay all day We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo How about you, you, you You can come too, too, too We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo See all the monkeys they’re scritch-scritch scratchin’ Jumpin’ around and scritch-scritch scratchin’ Hangin’ by the long-tail (huff huff huff) And we can stay all day We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo How about you, you, you You can come too, too, too We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo There’s a big black bear he’s a huff-puff-a-puffin’ His coat’s too heavy he’s a huff-puff-a-puffin’ Don’t get too near the huff-puff-a-puffin’ Or you won’t stay all day We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo How about you, you, you You can come too, too, too We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo Well the seals in the pool all honk-honk-honkin’ Catchin’ the fish and honk-honk-honkin’ Little tiny seals all honk-honk-honkin’ And we can stay all day We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo How about you, you, you You can come too, too, too We’re goin’ to the zoo, zoo, zoo Well we stayed all day and I’m gettin’ sleepy Sittin’ in the car gettin’ sleep sleep sleepy Home already gettin’ sleep sleep sleepy ‘Cause we have stayed all day We’ve been to the zoo zoo zoo So have you you you You can came too too too We been to the zoo zoo zoo