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Black rats are off the hook for millions of bubonic plague deaths, thanks to new study.
Wildlife is unpredictable. It's something nature photographers have to come to terms with. But sometimes the unpredictability is exactly what gives you great stories worth telling.
The flashy coloration of these creatures sets them apart in the natural world.
The Amur leopard has roughly doubled its population since 2007, a new census finds, but there are still only about 60 left.
There's science behind surprising critter connections.
It's easy enough to see a sea star when it's grown up and hanging out on the pilings of piers or in tidepools. But have you ever spotted an itty bitty sea star just getting started in life?
When it comes to creating 'fancy' breeds of domestic animals, humans can get a little, uh, eccentric. That's definitely the case with these surprising pigeons!
These 2 bundles of joy are symbols of hope for the endangered population of orcas that live in the waters between Washington and British Columbia.
The compounds, which are found in nectar, help the bees fight a common intestinal parasite.
A cinematic new video captures the wild colors and subtle movements of sea stars, corals, clams and alien-eye zoas.
The average sea creature today is about 150 times larger than similar animals that lived between 541 million years and 485 million years ago.
There's nothing like an adorable interspecies friendship to brighten your day!
The capybaras at Saitama Children’s Zoo in Japan know how to keep warm on cold winter days: Take a hot bath.
Just as people move into cities from rural areas and suburbs, so to do animals of all shapes and sizes, including carnivores. Considering their size, how do foxes and coyotes stay so invisible?
Scientists discover a super-durable material called geothite, all thanks to the humble limpet.
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