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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.
The San Francisco Zoo's lemurs were recently introduced to plastic yard flamingos as part of their enrichment program.
Start the week off like this male northern parula does — just bust out with a happy song!
Known for his massive tusks that scraped the ground, Satao the elephant has become the latest victim of the illicit ivory trade.
The beautiful Tephra is one of the sled dogs that helps rangers monitor and protect the park during winter, an important role as old as the park itself.
The adhesive mechanism of frogs' tongues is similar to the tacky glue on Post-It notes, researchers found.
This popular YouTube video of a bobcat rubbing his cheek on a boy has elicited 'awws' from many viewers, but this big cat isn't showing affection — he's marking his property.
Researchers look at bone growth as a good indicator of metabolisms, and they found that dinosaur bones grow at a rate in between warm- and cold-blooded metabolisms we know today.
Humans are part of the taxonomic family Hominidae, along with the other species of great apes. How much do you know about our closest cousins? Take this fun quiz!
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