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Sometimes our "nurture" can physically change our "nature."

  Animals

0:53Lion in South Africa
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Study Says Some Animals Are Becoming More Nocturnal To Avoid Humans

0:53Volkswagen logo
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After Uproar, Volkswagen Says It Will Stop Conducting Tests On Animals

1:06A grizzly bear
Christian Francoeur / CC BY SA 3.0

Wyoming Approves First Grizzly Bear Hunt In Over 40 Years

1:33A sea turtle tangled in a fishing net
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Sea Turtles Have To Deal With Plastic Threats On Two Fronts

1:58Western honeybee sits on top of a flower
Artur Rydzewski / CC BY 2.0

Are Honeybees Endangered? Scientists Can't Give A Definitive Answer

1:51polar bears
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Some Animals Are So Famous, People Don't Realize They're Endangered

1:11Female mosquitoes are seen underneath a microscope
Getty Images / Kevin Frayer

CDC Says Mosquito, Tick And Flea Diseases Tripled Since 2004; But Why?

3:33A cute dog
Newsy / Megan Smith

Dream Jobs: Doggy Daycare

1:04The Ocean Agency / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Richard Vevers
Researchers document dead coral after a bleaching event at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef

A Record Heat Wave Killed Huge Parts Of The Great Barrier Reef

4:16Panda at Smithsonian National Zoo
Newsy / Megan Smith

Dream Jobs: Panda Keeper

1:16An infrared image of rhinos
Endangered Wildlife Trust / LJMU

To Save Endangered Animals, We're Learning To See Them In The Dark

0:46Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino
Ol Pejeta Conservancy / Glyn Edmunds

The World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

0:49Penguins jump into the water from a block of ice
Rachael Herman, Louisiana State University, Stony Brook University

A Lost 'Supercolony' Of Penguins Was Discovered In The Antarctic

0:37Romeo the frog
Global Wildlife Conservation / Bolivian Amphibian Initiative

This Frog Is Looking For Love This Valentine's Day

1:42Two elephants graze in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania
Andrey Filippov / CC BY 2.0

Wildlife In Protected Areas Can Often Become Casualties Of War

1:05Marijuana plants
Newsy

Pot Farms Could Be Hurting Animals And The Environment In California

0:56Green sea turtle
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Scientists Say Too Many Sea Turtles Are Born Female — Here's Why

0:48A Snowy Egret sits on a branch
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Accidentally Killing Migratory Birds Isn't A Crime Anymore

0:39Pterosaur illustration.
 

Scientists Are Really Excited About This Discovery Of Pterosaur Eggs

0:58Model of what people claim the yeti looks like
London Looks / CC by 2.0

The Abominable Snowman Could Just Be A Bear

1:01Fly resting on table
Barbara Willi / CC by 2.0

Flies Carry Even More Bacteria Than You Might Think

1:02Turkey bird
Anaterate / CC0

Turkey Poop Might One Day Power Your Home

1:16An elephant
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Trump Pauses The Decision On Importing African Elephant Trophies

1:17Elephant in the National Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
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The US Will Allow Imports Of Elephant Trophies From Zimbabwe, Zambia

1:04Tango is photographed during a bushwalk at the Chimpanzee Conservation Centre on November 28, 2015 in Somoria, Guinea.
Getty Images / Dan Kitwood

Chimps Can Spread The Alert About Danger Just Like Humans Do

1:19Flying ants underneath a window
Keith Williamson / CC BY 2.0

All Those Bugs In Your Home Are Picky About Its Interior

1:08A Black Angus cow grazes
U.S. Department of Agriculture

WHO To Farmers: Stop Giving So Many Antibiotics To Healthy Animals

1:15Caribou graze in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Getty Images / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Lawmakers May Soon OK Drilling In The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

0:49Drawing of a sinosauropteryx
University of Bristol

This Masked Dinosaur Was An Expert At Camouflage

1:16Researchers capture and pull a vaquita valf on to their boat used for locating the endangered animals
VaquitaCPR

How To Save The Most Endangered Marine Mammal In The World