National Geographic Society

  • Connect:

Live Like an Animal: Human Hummingbird

Live Like an Animal: Human Hummingbird
At the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, wildlife buffs Lloyd, Matt and James attempt to build a hummingbird's nest to human scale and live like this hyperkinetic bird for 24 hours. First, they observe hummingbirds in the wild in Pennsylvania visited by nearly a thousand hummingbirds a day during their peak migration season. The only birds able to fly backward, forward and sideways, some hummingbirds withstand 9 Gs while executing impressive courting dives.