Rick Schwartz of the San Diego Zoo introduces TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and msnbc’s Willie Geist to an array of unusual animals, including a long-legged katydid.
Leatherback turtle hatchlings head into the sea on the island of New Guinea in this 2012 photograph. Typically, incubation takes from 55 to 75 days. The temperature of the sand will determine the sex of the turtle, with warmer sand favoring females. From egg to adult, only one in 1,000 will survive
Turtle researcher, Ricardo Tapilatu tags a female leatherback turtle who just laid eggs on a beach in New Guinea in this 2012 photograph. After laying eggs, the females lay exhausted, as in a trance. Scientists can measure and tag them with ease during this time. They are studying these open sea gia
This still image taken from video shows rebel commander Colonel Yaura Sasa speaking in Port Moresby January 26, 2012. Forces loyal to deposed Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Michael Somare raided the country's main army barracks on Thursday, installing a new military commander and demanding Somare b
A still picture taken from video shows a man, claiming to be carrying a bomb, wears a barrister's wig as he looks out the window of a legal office next to the Parramatta court building near Sydney September 6, 2011. The man occupied the office in Sydney holding his daughter captive in a security sca