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Family pet’s training helped it escape an extremely close encounter with a deadly copperhead snake.
Unusually high number of deadly arachnids causes alarm in Australia.
Video: Dozens of skunks have taken up residence at a Bronx, N.Y., apartment complex. WNBC's DeMarco Morgan reports.
Modern man doesn't hold a candle to Mother Nature. Next on the list of ideas to steal from the animal kingdom is how to transform one deep-sea snail's shell into better armor.
A pygmy hippo -- a native of Africa -- shot in Australia? The author says it's true, and it's an example of a brave new world.
Zimbabwean man killed in South Africa by a shark described by witnesses as 'gigantic' and 'dinosaur huge'.
More man-made toxins, such as mercury and chemical coolants, are reaching the Arctic and are increasing in the polar bear's food sources.
Scientists discover chlorophyll-producing sea slug that can carry out photosynthesis using genes swiped from plants.
Do dogs have nationalities? Do orangutans? And if so, why? Who has the right to claim them as their own?
Scientists observe problem-solving in freshwater fish.
Endemic species are more likely to form in biologically isolated areas such as islands and large bodies of water and run a higher risk of extinction because of their geographic isolation.
Monkeys and apes think in sentences and are physically capable of talking, but they simply don’t care to converse.
Fungus-farming ant species evolved beyond the need for males within the last 1 to 2 million years, but asexual species generally don't last very long.
Video: A camera trap catches a family of rare Sumatran tigers on the move in the jungle. Msnbc.com's Alan Boyle reports.
Video: More than a dozen Chihuahuas from San Francisco fly to New York City where the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will help find them new homes. NBC's Lee Cowen reports.
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