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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.
The president steps up efforts to protect the pollinators — and their $24 billion contribution to the U.S. economy.
This bird binges on berries, with sometimes tipsy effects.
A quadcopter spied this pod of bottlenose dolphins riding waves near Esperance, Western Australia.
Curiosity gets the better of this young bobcat as he strolls through the grass, pausing to pose for the camera.
Researchers theorize that the over-sized 'wings' may have been a way for the males to attract mates.
This species is a common sight among Alaska's wildlife, and is such a staple part of the landscape that it earned the status of state bird.
The rescued chimpanzees at the Cleveland Armory Black Beauty Ranch love to grab a paintbrush, so the animal sanctuary's staff wondered if some of the other animals might also like to paint. [Video]
A nursery web spider will wait along a water source for a fish to brush up against its legs, and then plunge into the water to inject a toxin into the fish.
This adorable 3-week-old red flying fox was rescued from the side of the road after her mother was hit by a car. [Video]
The generosity of a noted insect collector has created an itchy situation for the famous institution.
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