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Meet 15 rare animal species whose futures could be determined — for better or worse — in 2015.
Researchers have long been confounded as to why zebras have stripes, and now there's a new theory that could explain their eye-catching coats.
Though fog may seem like something that would ruin a good wildlife outing, you can put it to your advantage and make moody, dream-like photos.
The earliest dogs appeared in the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, which is around the age of the oldest known dog burial site.
Most species of shark give birth to live young, but shark births are rarely witnessed in the wild.
Sea otters are always up to something!
Before they become adults, these tiny creatures stay safe in a beautiful, fiber-optic way.
NPR's Skunk Bear group pays musical tribute to the world's last Pinta Island tortoise.
A lucky photographer captures a squirrel moving her babies one by one to a new den, showing off some serious muscle in the process!
When researchers turned to the natural world for solutions, they found them in this odd and beautiful diving bird.
Crowd-sourced scientific initiative is equipping snowy owls with GPS transmitters, allowing us to follow the mysterious birds' movements on a minute-by-minute basis.
An animal-welfare group is seeking help sewing mittens for koalas burned in Australia's recent bushfires.
'Most people don't even know it exists,' says conservation photographer Clay Bolt as he searches for one of the rarest bees on the continent in this beautiful short documentary film.
Take a wild guess!
Triggered by the pheromones of a dying ant, flies often arrive while mating and then the female fly will commence with removing the ant's head.
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