Orcas Slap, Kill, But Don't Eat Their Prey loading...
Orcas Slap, Kill, But Don't Eat Their Prey
It’s impossible to tell why the whales didn’t eat their prey, one expert says, but here are a few suggestions.
Ancient Royal Tomb Yields Strange New Ape Species loading...
Ancient Royal Tomb Yields Strange New Ape Species
The toothy creature provides rare evidence of early human-caused extinctions.
Den of Mountain Lion Kittens Found in Unlikely Place loading...
Den of Mountain Lion Kittens Found in Unlikely Place
National Park Service researchers discovered a litter of four cougar kittens near California’s Simi Hills, an area surrounded by highways.
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Drops Monkey Circus loading...
UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Drops Monkey Circus
At Vietnam’s Can Gio reserve, monkeys performed tricks in subpar conditions. The circus has left—but the monkeys remain in possession of the corporation.
The Deaths of 13 Bald Eagles May Have Been a Criminal Act loading...
The Deaths of 13 Bald Eagles May Have Been a Criminal Act
Wildlife authorities are investigating a mysterious mass death on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Conversations With a Gorilla loading...
Conversations With a Gorilla
Koko the gorilla changed what we know about our closest relatives—and our October 1978 cover story explains why.
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Why Koko the Gorilla Mattered
Featured twice on the cover of National Geographic magazine, Koko led to major revelations about animal empathy and communication.
A Rare Look at the Secret Life of Orangutans loading...
A Rare Look at the Secret Life of Orangutans
As part of National Geographic's short film showcase
Can Bees Help Save Elephants From Train Strikes? loading...
Can Bees Help Save Elephants From Train Strikes?
In India, where elephants are hit by trains, people are trying innovative solutions.
Why Great White Sharks Hang Out in Warm Whirlpools loading...
Why Great White Sharks Hang Out in Warm Whirlpools
New research on famous white sharks Mary Lee and Lydia shows the giant fish spend a surprising amount of time in warm oceanic eddies.
Nuns Resurrect Endangered Salamanders in First-of-its-Kind Conservation Effort loading...
Nuns Resurrect Endangered Salamanders in First-of-its-Kind Conservation Effort
This may be the first time a religious group has been involved in amphibian breeding program, an expert says.
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For many species the possession of territory is the ultimate goal. With good territory comes plentiful food, access to shelter, attraction to mates and safety to raise offspring - all tremendous strategic advantages to survive the wild.

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