The World War of the Ants – The Army Ant

  • Published: 11 August 2019
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    Every day billions of soldiers fight a merciless war on thousands of fronts, that has been going on for over one hundred million years: The world war of the ants.

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    • Ayşe Kocaoğlu
      Ayşe Kocaoğlu  4 days back

      Please open your turkish channel

    • José Alberto Duran Aponte
      José Alberto Duran Aponte  5 days back

      Animales del mar

    • Avi P
      Avi P  6 days back

      When are the new ant episodes coming?

    • Uzishan
      Uzishan  1 weeks back

      bit of a late comment. I do use curiosity stream for a year now and I would honestly love to see al the Kurzgesagt vids posted there <3

    • Seth Heller
      Seth Heller  2 weeks back

      Can't wait for the next vid

    MR. FRIENDERMAN  2 hours back

    Army ants: approaches
    Wasp colony: Why do I hear boss music

    • scitor
      scitor  5 hours back

      When and where did you get the impression "humans have decided that war is not a thing that they want to do a lot anymore"? Since that can't be the same humans I have on my planet here...

      • 100000 subs With no videos

        Hi im trying to do the hundred thousand sub challenge any subs would be appreciated first sub gets shout out just comment after subbing

        • Ансарбек Урдабаев

          "War, war never changes."

          • snerl play
            snerl play  8 hours back

            то чувство когда смотришь эту охирительную анимацию и читаешь субтитры

            • DRAGON 123
              DRAGON 123  9 hours back

              i tought its a game

              • TJ Esterhuyzen
                TJ Esterhuyzen  10 hours back

                To be honest this was really interesting

                • RageFire
                  RageFire  11 hours back

                  Chimera Ant Arc

                  • Seady 9
                    Seady 9  11 hours back

                    More episodes

                    • Ari Singh
                      Ari Singh  12 hours back

                      It would have been fantastic if you all would have just given up this is stupid animation style for once, just for this series of videos, and just shown actual footage of the ants doing what they do.

                      • Some guy on a phone
                        Some guy on a phone  17 hours back

                        These speachies Are more interesting than most history of the earth

                        • Erik Simmons
                          Erik Simmons  17 hours back

                          We could learn a bit from the ant

                          • IciestofAll
                            IciestofAll  18 hours back

                            When the next ant war video

                            • PeterJuiceNator
                              PeterJuiceNator  19 hours back

                              5:57 did anyone notice the skeleton on the left of the leaf cutters colony.

                              • IC Ross
                                IC Ross  20 hours back

                                If we are so anti war why do we keep developing more powerful and elusive weapons?

                                • Luke Mandalore
                                  Luke Mandalore  20 hours back

                                  when is the next ep

                                  • Zylyn Lamis
                                    Zylyn Lamis  24 hours back

                                    You got a new subscriber my friend. I love the presentation and the information. More vids please.

                                    • TheCompCop
                                      TheCompCop  1 days back

                                      I started respecting ants when I saw one carry a dead one. That shit hit me.

                                      • Cathulhu
                                        Cathulhu  1 days back

                                        pls do more of these

                                        • ProBroPalz Gaming
                                          ProBroPalz Gaming  1 days back

                                          If leafcutters and Pheidole Obtusospinosa hybrids emerged, they would be invincible. If those hybrids acquire the numerical superiority and military might of the army ants, we don’t stand a chance if we don’t have exterminators.

                                          • wye skyrul
                                            wye skyrul  1 days back

                                            Please make more of these animal documentaries. This video was amazing!

                                            • Bananappleboy World
                                              Bananappleboy World  1 days back

                                              8:22 *_Ants developing space travel beyond planet earth, 2020, colorized._*

                                              • Cass
                                                Cass  1 days back

                                                yo when is part two coming... i need to know more

                                                • StarGirl
                                                  StarGirl  1 days back

                                                  I WANT MY WORLD WAR ANT II !!!!!


                                                  • ScuseTheGoose
                                                    ScuseTheGoose  1 days back

                                                    PART 2

                                                    • Jonathan And 2 other Siblings

                                                      Why is there so many dislikes?

                                                      • ChromePlays 7
                                                        ChromePlays 7  2 days back

                                                        When ant war is more interesting than human war

                                                        • TheGamingBlueShark 15
                                                          TheGamingBlueShark 15  2 days back

                                                          Who is still waiting for part 2?

                                                          • Evan Scammell
                                                            Evan Scammell  2 days back

                                                            "Even among the same species, a constant state of conflict is pretty common."

                                                            Sound familiar?

                                                            • Teeny_Artsy
                                                              Teeny_Artsy  2 days back

                                                              The ants 😡🐜

                                                              • Hieronymus Gandt
                                                                Hieronymus Gandt  2 days back

                                                                They don't build nests, just kill everything. So they are technically the ant world Mongols

                                                                • Captain HD
                                                                  Captain HD  2 days back

                                                                  Why is the title in german and the video in english? The chanel has also a german name?

                                                                  • Luc
                                                                    Luc  2 days back

                                                                    ff in engels dan, can you please hury a bit. duurt lannnnnggg

                                                                    • Luc
                                                                      Luc  2 days back

                                                                      Nee oprecht, ff opschieten

                                                                      • Luc
                                                                        Luc  2 days back

                                                                        ey, als jij nou ff opschiet met die videootjes zou fijn.
                                                                        alvast bedankt

                                                                        • O' DENDRO
                                                                          O' DENDRO  2 days back


                                                                          • Necrodermis
                                                                            Necrodermis  2 days back

                                                                            okay this is surprisingly interesting

                                                                            • iT woOddY!!
                                                                              iT woOddY!!  2 days back

                                                                              Who know gi-ant mean giant ant?

                                                                              • Awesome Bulbasaur
                                                                                Awesome Bulbasaur  2 days back

                                                                                Make a part 2

                                                                                • 설명충
                                                                                  설명충  2 days back


                                                                                  • Lifetap Piano Project
                                                                                    Lifetap Piano Project  2 days back

                                                                                    I would totally play an ant computer game if it had Kurzgesagt graphics 🔥🔥🔥

                                                                                    • Jerry
                                                                                      Jerry  2 days back

                                                                                      Same old story, ants killing ants

                                                                                      • Just a ghost
                                                                                        Just a ghost  2 days back

                                                                                        So this is what happening at my backyard.

                                                                                        • Eric Staley
                                                                                          Eric Staley  2 days back

                                                                                          Imagine being born lookin like a damn bobble head so you can body block an invading soldier

                                                                                          • Tim YT
                                                                                            Tim YT  3 days back

                                                                                            This is probably because of Call of Duty World War 2

                                                                                            • ASTROLINIGEN 2.0
                                                                                              ASTROLINIGEN 2.0  3 days back

                                                                                              Bro i did the same thing ants canada did but with way more ants and a big custom tank it lasted 3 days and was epic
                                                                                              ... I underestimated how far they'd go and all killed each other... sometimes ur not fit to be God

                                                                                              • CaramelLeek
                                                                                                CaramelLeek  3 days back

                                                                                                Behold, the corkhead