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

Norway's whaling season usually runs from April 1 through the end of August.

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1:09Two giant pandas eat bamboo.
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China Plans Massive Panda Preserve

0:58Plankton spearing its prey
Dr. Urban Tillmann

Lowly Plankton Have Evolved Sophisticated Harpoon Guns

0:38Manatee and calf
psyberartist / CC BY 2.0

Florida's Manatees Aren't Endangered Anymore

1:10An elephant at the Mashatu game reserve.
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China's Ivory Trade Is Dying, And That's Good For African Elephants

1:04Tyrannosaurus rex covered in feathers
RJ Palmer / CC BY 4.0

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

1:11Tadpole with eye on its tail
Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University

Scientists Are Growing Working Eyes Where Eyes Shouldn't Grow

0:55One 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

1:29Chimpanzee eating fruit
James Higham

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

1:08Baboons huddled in a group
Logga Wiggler / CC0

How To Thwart Thieving Baboon Gangs

0:54A Rottweiler puppy at an event for the American Kennel Club
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Big Breeds Top The American Kennel Club's Most Popular Dogs List

0:52Caribou in Alaska
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Congress Voted To Abolish A Rule Protecting Some Alaskan Wildlife

0:45A shelter with over 900 dogs in Costa Rica
Territorio de Zaguates

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

1:01An African penguin
Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

Climate Change And Overfishing Lead African Penguins Into Deadly Traps

1:52Fitting a bear with a tracking collar
U.S. Geological Survey

Trackers Used To Monitor Animals Can Also Be Used Against Them

1:08Spider
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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

0:49Vince 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

0:36Wolf
U.S. National Park Service

Wyoming's Wolves Could Soon Be Shot On Sight

1:08Wooly mammoths
Mauricio Antón / CC by 2.0

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

0:55The exterior of U.S. Bank Stadium.
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This Stadium Is Invisible To Birds — And That Can Be Deadly

0:52A young elephant eats branches
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Wild Elephants Might Only Need 2 Hours Of Sleep A Night

0:48Two baby goats in rehabilitation
Instagram / @goatsofanarchy

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

0:51Clouded leopard cub
Amiee Stubbs / Nashville Zoo

This Clouded Leopard Cub Is One Of A Kind

1:27A coyote in suburban California.
U.S. National Parks Service

Wild Animals Are Figuring Out City Life

1:06Orcas 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

1:19Hunter reloading gun
PJ Nelson / CC BY SA 3.0

There's A Battle Brewing Over Bullets

1:15Feral pig
Richard Bartz / CC by 2.5

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

1:10A bumblebee
Skitterphoto / CC0

Bumblebees Are Better Problem Solvers Than We Thought