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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.
Some salamander species can grow to be much larger than you'd expect. That's true for this marbled beauty, too.
Even the most die-hard animal rights activist has to admit that sometimes, animals can be jerks. Check out a few good examples here.
Depending on the species, there are different names for different groups of animals. Some of these names can get pretty weird!
Spider webs are amazing works of art and architecture. But why do spiders bother to make their webs so pretty? It's a case of form increasing function.
If the animal is confirmed to be a gray wolf, it will be the first sighting of the animal in decades.
Even if you're arachnophobic, it's hard not to appreciate the performance of a peacock jumping spider.
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