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Rats aren't universally loved by humans, but they are using their keen senses to detect land mines and recognize tuberculosis in samples.
With only a few thousand snow leopards remaining in the wild, the 2 young cubs are some of the rarest big cats in the world.
This poisonous snake can grow to 10 feet long!
The bright lights of the big city also play a role in increased fertility for urban arachnids, a study finds.
Deer have antlers but cows have horns. Moose have antlers but sheep have horns. Confused? Here's the trick to telling the difference between the two.
Ants naturally band together to prevent the spread of disease, so the parasitic fungus had to adapt its tactics to gather hosts.
Snakes turn themselves into accordions to shimmy up trees.
Poaching is so widespread in Africa that 75 percent of elephant populations across the continent have been declining since 2009.
Scientists aren't sure what happened during the Cretaceous period that resulted in a shift away from toothed pterosaurs.
The Hallucigenia sparsa's spines links it to velvet worms, but it disrupts the evolutionary connections among worms and other arthropods.
From proposing penguins to voting bovines, here are three dozen randomly interesting facts about animals.
Start your day with a photo roundup of young, wide-eyed orangutans swinging from branches and rope.
The pine marten is the red squirrel's natural predator, but researchers have shown that it is also the squirrel's best ally in areas that have been taken over by invasive grey squirrels.
These captivating, resilient creatures have long been misunderstood and maligned by humans, which is a shame because all felines — domestic or wild — deserve respect.
The lionfish has proven a successful invasive species due to its venomous spikes, high rate of reproduction, and their willingness to eat everything in their path.
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