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In one of the odder examples of man versus nature, a spate of beaver attacks has left a number of people injured and one man dead.
The rat-sized snails eat everything in their path and even carry diseases that can infect humans.
Video: For his birthday, a cute little woodchuck (or groundhog if that's your preference) eats some ice cream.
Named for the warning calls they emit when they are frightened or disturbed, dik-diks are tiny herbivorous antelopes that hail from the shrublands and savannahs of eastern Africa.
Thousands of goats, pigs and other animals die annually in training exercises. The military says such training saves lives, but activists argue that human simulators are more effective.
Video: Barney, a gorilla from the Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas isn’t nearly as tough as he looks after he gets pestered by a pair of geese.
Researchers suspect that the insects pick up changing gas emissions or local shifts in the Earth's magnetic field.
The new species lives in a highly threatened forest ecosystem in Brazil, but scientists have hope that it can be saved.
The amiable mood created by the abundant food could be the perfect ambiance for shark mating.
Video: A collaborative program between Northwestern and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is helping improve quality of life for zoo animals.
All subspecies of Bornean orangutans are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Rendering mama subway rats infertile is the latest plan to tame the rampant rodent predicament.
A California sea lion is the first nonhuman mammal known to keep a beat, suggesting the roots of rhythm may run deeper than previously thought.
Video: Some homeowners go for alarms, others choose dogs, but one man in Thailand has opted for a reptilian protection system with 2 adult crocodiles guarding his home.
Video: Raccoon goes rogue, walks upright across telephone wire tightrope.
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