Last fall, I clued you in to a sweet animated video for "Manta Ray" by Montana kindie band The Whizpops. The video was premiered on the SciShow Kids channel, and nearly six months later, the band's getting a second video premiere from fellow Montanan Hank Green and his merry band of YouTube educators.
The video is for "Black Footed Ferret," and I think it's an even better match of song and video than the first pairing. In addition to the song, which veers from Billy Joel/Steely Dan jazzy piano pop to rap and back again, the video neatly complements the story the song tells about black footed ferrets' tenacious and tenuous grip on survival as a species.
Also, in addition to the animation, there are also puppets. I am ALWAYS thinking of the puppets.
In any case, the song is from The Whizpops' forthcoming album, Ranger Rick's Trail Mix Vol. 1, due out May 20, and the band is clearly continuing down the nature-tainment path they've forged on their recent albums. Hopefully there are a couple more videos as cute as this one on the drawing board.
The Whizpops - "Black Footed Ferret" [YouTube]