haikou, September 17 (Xinhua) - deeply in a tropical jungle in the province of Hainan of southern China, Zhang Chenliang collects a dad longlegs, a spider insect, presents it to the camera, and explain its characteristics and lifestyles for the benefit of the spectators on the short video platform Douyin.
Zhang, 34, is an influential vlogger with experience in animals and animals and plants, which has more than 22 million followers in Douyin.
His's humorous expression and his distinctive accent have helped build a career as one of the most influential creators of popular scientific content.
a treadmill from childhood. What he enjoyed most was to go to the grandmother's house in the countryside, where the fields were full of vegetables and reeds. These places were natural habitats for insects, which Zhang has always found intriguing.
During his degree at the Agricultural University of Nanjing, Zhang studied an insect order called Hemiptera and also later for his mastery at the Agricultural University of China.
In 2011, while working as an intern in the journal Nature History, he took care of the official account of the magazine on China's Giant of Microblogging Weibo, which had around 20,000 fans at that time.
To make the account more attractive, Zhang actively interact with the followers and answered his questions in a way that was accessible and professional.
"There are many endemic species in our country, but few people know about them. I pay close attention to interaction with fans, so I know what they want to know, And I can satisfy his curiosity, "Zhang said.
Gradually, Zhang's influence grew and he accumulated a large number of staunch fans.
After graduating from the university in 2013, Zhang began working for the National Geography China magazine. In 2019, he registered his personal account in Douyin to popularize science related to animals and plants, since he has become a great name in the field.
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with his influence growing, zhang felt a pressing need to establish a team. In March 2021, he established a team with 10 people, all over 30 years old. The team recorded several new accounts with the name of Chinese national geography in popular videos of videos such as Douyin, Kuaishou and Bilibili.
"After loading the first video in Bilibili, our followers exceeded 100,000 during the night," Zhang recalled.
The first video of her introduced the daily routine of scientific researchers. After its cameras, the audience embarked on a tour of the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Research of Natural Resources under the Academy of Sciences of China.
"We have opened a window for everyone to understand nature and science, so that the public can feel that science can be very interesting," said Zhang.
Recently, Zhang and his team visited Hainan, Yunnan, Yunnan and several places rich in natural resources throughout the country in search of endemic species. With this footage, he hopes to make a documentary in his own style, which is easily understandable and accessible to the public.
After watching one of Zhang's videos, a young woman made her own nature excursion and subsequently requested to study at the Academy of Sciences of China, with The purpose of becoming
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