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Tyrannosaurus rex covered in feathers

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

The actual dinosaur looks different than you think.

  Animals

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
Getty Images

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.
Getty Images

This Stadium Is Invisible To Birds — And That Can Be Deadly

A young elephant eats branches
Getty Images

Wild Elephants Might Only Need 2 Hours Of Sleep A Night

Two baby goats in rehabilitation
Instagram / @goatsofanarchy

Meet The Goats Of Anarchy: A Rescue Farm For Baby Goats

Clouded leopard cub
Amiee Stubbs / Nashville Zoo

This Clouded Leopard Cub Is One Of A Kind

A coyote in suburban California.
U.S. National Parks Service

Wild Animals Are Figuring Out City Life

Orcas in captivity
Chimelong Group

China Is Starting A Controversial Orca Breeding Program

April the giraffe in her barn.
Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam

Meet April The Giraffe: The Internet's Latest Weird Obsession

Hunter reloading gun
PJ Nelson / CC BY SA 3.0

There's A Battle Brewing Over Bullets

Feral pig
Richard Bartz / CC by 2.5

Texas Is Apparently Dealing With An Out-Of-Control Hog Problem

A bumblebee
Skitterphoto / CC0

Bumblebees Are Better Problem Solvers Than We Thought

Forest elephants in Africa
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Richard Ruggiero

Protected Land Isn't Keeping African Forest Elephants Safe

Bao Bao the giant panda
Smithsonian National Zoo

Are Conservation Efforts Really Saving Pandas?

A panda cub
Getty Images

Where To Go To See A Giant Panda In The US

Extinct wooly mammoth is depicted standing on a plane
Rob Pongsajapan / CC BY 2.0

A Form Of Woolly Mammoth Resurrection Might Be Closer Than We Thought

Boxer-great dane dog at animal shelter
Getty Images

A San Francisco Law Makes Rescue Dogs And Cats A Priority