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Meet the world's largest rodent. He's a gifted swimmer and serves as an excellent 'living chair.'
The unusual camel was a hybrid of two-hump father and a one-hump mother that resulted in it having one very large hump.
It's unclear whether some animals really smile to convey joy, but these critters sure look happy.
The arachnids rely on hemolymph to keep their muscles limber, and at higher temperatures, the fluid loses the 'just right' thickness required for easy movement.
If you live along the coastline, you might just recognize this small and beautiful species.
For half a century, scientists have been unsure how blackpoll warblers completed their autumn migration, so they fitted the tiny birds with flight recorders.
With a face 'like an angry old man,' the lamb will likely be headed straight to the circus, saved from slaughter.
There are fewer than 10,000 of these cats left in the world. Do you recognize the species?
These feathered friends are the tiniest of the tiny.
These spunky birds have an eye for the beautiful, flirting with blossoms and flitting from branch to branch on the prettiest trees.
Explore the whimsical work of artist Ellen Jewett, who hand-builds mesmerizing sculptures of plant-animal hybrid creatures.
From teensy mouse lemurs to lemurs with freakishly long fingers, we're celebrating some weird yet cute and entirely underrepresented lemur species.
When a marine biologist recently swam below a giant manta ray, the fish took him for a tandem somersault in its pectoral fins.
What happens when the world's two most destructive termite species begin breeding with one another? We're about to find out.
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