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The newly discovered creature is just 7.5 inches from tail-tip to nose-tip.
Far from the frosty sheet ice and harsh tundras where a wild polar bear would typically live, this adorable family is making do with a brand new swimming pool built at the zoo.
Cane toads have been introduced to many parts of the world with the intention of using them as natural pest control. The problem is, they've thrived a lot better than expected.
An eastern towhee bursts out with song, and you know that's how we all feel when the weekend is finally here!
Yes, adorableness is in the eye of the beholder, but this super-squeaker takes the cake.
Some dogs breeds have been with us since time immemorial. Some breeds left the sides of humans and returned to the wild, only to come back generations later. Here are nine pariah dog breeds and their amazing stories.
Unlike fireflies and plankton, this dazzling display is not due to bioluminescence.
Check out just a few of the fabulous images highlighted in 'The Animals We Love,' a photo assignment run by Your Shot, National Geographic's photo community.
We all know that fireflies bring magic to a summer night, but there's so much more to learn about the secret lives of these bioluminescent beauties.
According to scientists, Earth is experiencing one of the worst mass extinctions in history, but these animals have defied the odds.
This beautiful reptile is found in the trees of South America.
The genes that code for tasting bitter flavors mutated and become nonfunctional, rendering vampire bats unable to detect bitterness.
With just a portion of a photo as a clue, can you guess the name of the animal species shown?
The tiny, intricate details of this bird's feathers come to light in a gorgeous macro photograph.
Smithsonian Channel's 'Hunt For the Super Predator' follows the mysterious disappearance of an 'alpha' shark that apparently wasn't the biggest fish in the sea.
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