The Best Streaming Videos on Reptiles
If you’ve got little kids, you won’t take much convincing that reptiles are just plain cool. Alligators! Crocodiles! Snakes! And cute turtles, to boot! Not only are these animals an important part of our biological heritage (been in touch with your reptilian brain lately?), but they are also major players in our cultural heritage, from the Garden of Eden to Aesop’s fables and classic children’s literature. So enjoy these videos with your kids, which help our reptile cousins come alive.
Nature Adventures: Behind the Scenes at Reptile Gardens
Terri and Todd visit the Reptile Gardens, where they go behind the scenes and get “hands on” with various reptiles, including alligators, crocodiles, a timber rattlesnake, and more!
Length: 27 minutes
Wildlife Journal Junior: Tracking Blanding’s Turtle
The elusive, yellow-necked Blanding’s turtle is one of New Hampshire’s rarest, oldest, and best-traveled reptiles. The turtles continue to survive in a valuable wetland habitat that is constantly changing—and often at risk.
Length: 8 minutes
National Geographic: Super Croc
In the parched Sahara desert, Dr. Paul Sereno joins with reptile expert Dr. Brady Barr for an around-the-globe, adventure-packed quest to flesh out this ancient forty-foot crocodile.
Length: 95 minutes
The Jeff Corwin Experience: Season 1, Episode 15: Snake-tacular
In this popular Animal Planet series, animal and nature conservationist Jeff Corwin gets up close and personal with some of the world’s most interesting animals. This episode is dedicated to Jeff’s favorite Animal: snakes!
Length: 43 minutes
Turtle: The Incredible Journey
Attempting a perilous odyssey its ancestors have undertaken for millions of years, one loggerhead turtle swims from a beach in Florida across the Atlantic Ocean, encountering stunning sea creatures as well as serious hazards created by modern man.
Length: 79 minutes
Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr
Join reptile expert Brady Barr as he travels the planet in search of elusive—and often dangerous—endangered species. Season 1 of this National Geographic series takes Barr to Borneo, the Philippines, and China on a quest for rare crocodilians. He also tracks down seven of the world’s most dangerous snakes, goes face-to-face with the Komodo dragon, tries to obtain sweat from a wild hippo, and wrestles a twelve-foot python in Indonesia.
Length: Eleven 45-minute episodes
Jeff Corwin: Desert Tortoise
Jeff Corwin Catches up with a desert tortoise in the southwestern of California. These creatures are built almost like ancient Greek temple.
Length: 2 minutes
Jeff Corwin: Green Rattle Snake
Jeff Corwin and Bryan Cranston run into a southern Pacific Green rattlesnake in California.
Length: 3 minutes