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- Mar 3 20173 minutes
Wild Elephants Will Sleep When They’re Dead
Pexels Hey, you'd look tired too if you only slept two hours last night. Or not all. Wild elephants can’t be bothered with sleep. Who could blame them? They have good reasons to stay awake. African elephants need to gobble a few hundred pounds of foo
- Mar 17 20172 minutes
Plagued By Predators In The Sea, These Fish Are Moving Onto Land
flickr user Sylke Rohrlach Blennies hide for good reason—they're much more likely to be eaten in water than on land. On the remote Pacific island of Rarotonga, some fish are fleeing to land. Scientists have long suspected that blenny fish leapt out o
- Jan 18 20171 minute
Why Birds Love Mobs
When I tell Katie Sieving, an avian wildlife ecologist at the University of Florida, that it’s probably a stretch to call “mobbing” an act of heroism, she laughs. Mobbing, as the term suggests, involves a mob: It’s when a group of animals band togeth
- Jan 23 20172 minutes
Half Their Size Pets!
Losing weight saved the lives of these two dogs—and got their tails wagging again
- Dec 26 20161 minute
Meet The People Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin An Animal Doc With A Wild Side
HE LOVES CATS AND DOGS—BUT HIS HEART BELONGS TO EXOTIC ANIMALS AND PLACES
- Dec 23 20162 minutes
This Spider Turns Itself Into a Leaf
The spider may be able to select leaves with hues similar to its own body for more effective camouflage.
- Oct 6 20161 minute
How an Elephant Loses Its Tusks: Elephants without tusks are a response to the selective pressure of poaching.
It takes a moment to register what’s missing from the elephants of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique: Many of the females don’t have tusks. Usually, both male and female elephants sport two giant, ever-growing teeth that serve both as tools and w
- Dec 1 20161 minute
Bring Your Doggy to Work
Gear to make your office (or home) Fido-friendly.
- Nov 18 20162 minutes
Cave Yields One Of The World's Most Unusual Creatures
A newly discovered inch-long millipede has more legs than the chorus line at Radio City Music Hall.
- Nov 15 20163 minutes
City Living Makes Animals Dishonest
Honesty is the basis of any good relationship. This is as true for animals as it is for humans. When a peahen is looking for a mate, she sees a peacock’s tail as an honest signal of his quality. “Look at me!” says her suitor, wiggling his ridiculous
- Nov 3 20161 minute
This Doesn’t Sound Tasty: How moths bat away their predators.
Most people don’t go fishing at night—but most people aren’t fishing for bats. Jesse Barber and his colleagues are, in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park. Barber studies how bats and the moths they eat interact with each other. He’s discovered that
- Jan 15 20172 minutes
Flesh-Eating Worms Reach Florida's Mainland
A massive eradication effort wiped out screwworms in the U.S. 35 years ago—but then they reappeared.
- Mar 6 20171 minute
Rumor Has It!
THE BEST IN SHOW CHAMPION IS READY FOR A RETIREMENT FILLED WITH PUPPIES AND PRIME RIB