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British winters used to be too cold for the butterflies, but not anymore.
A hidden camera captures a family of elephants waltzing through a hotel lobby on their way to visit fruit trees on the hotel grounds.
The mantis shrimp are repurposing certain amino acids that typically absorb sunlight on the skin to instead absorb it into their eyes to see.
The fossils belong to a new type of Pelagornithid, a family of birds that ruled the skies for over 10 million years but vanished for unknown reasons.
The airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.
To study how sponges filter feed, researchers injected a harmless fluorescent dye into the water near the animals and filmed as the dye passed through them. [Video]
Both gorgeous and perfectly adapted to its marshy habitat, the purple gallinule is a fascinating southeastern bird species.
Wombats, short-legged marsupials from Australia, are known for digging holes, chewing roots and being generally adorable. But, as this video proves, there's much more to them than meets the eye. [Video]
Nothing says love like planting a wet one right on the nose.
A quiet moment of meditation can be found in this photo of a beautiful bird elegantly poised in slate-gray water.
Scientists theorize that the smell of the ants, even after death, helps to scare off predators, thus offering the wasps extra protection.
Goats are experiencing a great deal of Internet fame these days, and it's no surprise — they're some seriously talented animals. [Video]
We have your "awwwwww!!!" for the day right here.
Scientists analyzed 36 hair samples from supposed Bigfoot sightings, and the only interesting results were from two probably extinct bears.
It's not for a lack of creativity on the part of the namer. It's just that, well, sometimes the names of other species just fit best.
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