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Do you know your seals from your sea lions and your turtles from your tortoises? Here's how to tell the difference.
Shifting among the landmasses during the Cambrian period may have created shallow watery areas that were perfect for allowing new species to evolve.
A new study unlocks another mystery about these wonderfully cryptic creatures.
The data scientists collected suggest that insects present during the time of the dinosaurs were not all that different from the bugs still roaming the planet today.
The well-preserved bison's organs are being studied to gain insight into how this ancestor of the modern bison lived.
The Ayam Cemani is mysteriously beautiful, almost unreal with its charcoal black coloring.
The creature's remains, discovered on Madagascar, indicate that it weighed at least 20 pounds, making it a giant among its mammalian cousins.
It's not usual to see this kind of coloring in a deer. In fact, it might be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to spot one in the wild.
Researchers used a method of 'capture-recapture' to gather a sample of the rat population and then used that data to draw a conclusion about the rodent population.
The newly discovered ichthyosaurs had unusually large flippers, like a seal, and had a short snout and body, like many landed reptiles.
Shedd Aquarium staffers providing the 5-week-old otter with constant care and photo ops.
The fact the Kashmir musk deer still exists is exciting, but isn't the only important point. There is another, more vital take-away from this sighting.
These birds know how to work it! These species have feathery 'dos that would make any '80s TV star jealous.
The mystery of the elusive Spinosaurus is explored in a special from 'Nova' and National Geographic.
A developer had planned to build 3,500 homes near Texas' Bracken Cave, but a group of conservationists purchased the land to create a buffer zone for the animals.
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