A naked mole rat

The World's Weirdest Mammal Keeps Surprising Scientists

Naked mole rats are like bees, lizards and, it turns out, plants.

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Takara and her calf
SeaWorld

The Last Orca To Be Born At SeaWorld Just Arrived

Young giraffe in Botswana
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Giraffes Are Dying Out, But US Still Doesn't Label Them 'Endangered'

Frog sitting on ground
Sanil George and Jessica Shartouny

This Frog's Slime Could Help Kill The Flu Virus

Giant shipworm removed from its shell
MARVIN ALTAMIA

This 5-Foot 'Worm' Lives In A Shell And Runs On Sulphur

Brown howler monkey
Peter Schoen / CC BY SA 2.0

A Lot Of Monkeys Are Dying In Brazil, And Humans Aren't Helping

An ocelot crossing sign in Texas
Jeff B / CC BY 2.0

A Border Wall Would Be Bad News For Wild Cats

Leafcutter ants
Ross Elliott / CC BY 2.0

Ants Have Been Running Sophisticated Farms For 30 Million Years

A Leidy's comb jelly
Michael Bentley / CC BY 2.0

Meet What Could've Been The First Animals To Ever Evolve

Man with a harpoon gun
International Whaling Commission

Norway Opens This Year's Whaling Season With Huge Kill Quota

Two giant pandas eat bamboo.
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China Plans Massive Panda Preserve

Plankton spearing its prey
Dr. Urban Tillmann

Lowly Plankton Have Evolved Sophisticated Harpoon Guns

Manatee and calf
psyberartist / CC BY 2.0

Florida's Manatees Aren't Endangered Anymore

An elephant at the Mashatu game reserve.
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China's Ivory Trade Is Dying, And That's Good For African Elephants

Tyrannosaurus rex covered in feathers
RJ Palmer / CC BY 4.0

The Real T. Rex Is Fuzzy-Bodied, Scaly-Faced And Lippy

Tadpole with eye on its tail
Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University

Scientists Are Growing Working Eyes Where Eyes Shouldn't Grow

One of the tigers caught on camera in the Thai jungle
Thailand Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation / Freeland

Tiger Cub Discovery Gives Researchers Hope For This Endangered Species

Chimpanzee eating fruit
James Higham

The Mysterious Cause Of Humans' Big Brains May Simply Be A Fruity Diet

Baboons huddled in a group
Logga Wiggler / CC0

How To Thwart Thieving Baboon Gangs

A Rottweiler puppy at an event for the American Kennel Club
Getty Images

Big Breeds Top The American Kennel Club's Most Popular Dogs List

Caribou in Alaska
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Congress Voted To Abolish A Rule Protecting Some Alaskan Wildlife

A shelter with over 900 dogs in Costa Rica
Territorio de Zaguates

You Can Hang Out With 900 Dogs At A Sanctuary In Costa Rica

An African penguin
Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

Climate Change And Overfishing Lead African Penguins Into Deadly Traps

Fitting a bear with a tracking collar
U.S. Geological Survey

Trackers Used To Monitor Animals Can Also Be Used Against Them

Spider
Getty Images

There's Nothing Itsy Bitsy About The Number Of Bugs Spiders Eat

Goldfish with disorder in its tiny makeshift wheelchair
Taylor Dean @Taylorndean

Goldfish With Bladder Disorder Gets Personalized Wheelchair

Vince and one of his fellow rhinos at the Thoiry Zoo.
Parc Zoologique de Thoiry

Poachers Broke Into A French Zoo And Killed A Rhino For Its Horns

Four foxes
Twitter / FarisBerg

Japan's Bunny Island And Fox Village Are Cute — But Hurt Ecosystems

Wolf
U.S. National Park Service

Wyoming's Wolves Could Soon Be Shot On Sight

Wooly mammoths
Mauricio Antón / CC by 2.0

Island Mammoths Outlived Others, But A Gene 'Meltdown' Ended Their Run

The exterior of U.S. Bank Stadium.
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This Stadium Is Invisible To Birds — And That Can Be Deadly