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Where Curious Sea Lions Aren't Afraid of Snorkelers
In this UNESCO World Heritage site, the sea lions come out to play.
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These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse
Even the most catastrophic astrophysical events couldn’t wipe out the hardy tardigrade, researchers report.
Stench Leads to Home Crawling With Stolen Tortoises—10,000 of Them loading...
Stench Leads to Home Crawling With Stolen Tortoises—10,000 of Them
A gruesome discovery by authorities in Madagascar highlights a grave threat to a highly endangered species of tortoise.
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Fruit Flies Likely Enjoy Sex, Offering Clues Into Drug Addiction
Deciphering the brain mechanisms involved in pleasure may help scientists learn how to help people addicted to heroin and cocaine.
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How Deep-Sea Fish Are So Exceptionally Black
In the darkness of the oceans' depth, fish have evolved a strategy to become nearly invisible to prey.
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Swarms Of Huge Sharks Discovered, Baffling Experts
Basking sharks sometimes congregate in groups of up to 1,400, a new study of aerial surveys reveals.
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Chimps Eat Baby Monkey Brains First—A Clue To Human Evolution
The apes have surprising strategies for how they eat meat, a new study says.
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Meet Brian The Rescued Mini-Kangaroo
He loves napping and cuddling corn cobs—and he's an ambassador for little-known marsupials of Australia.
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Bears Are Caring for Their Cubs Longer in Response to Hunting
Results from a new study could have implications for brown bear evolution.
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How A Tiny Guppy Mysteriously Travelled Hundreds Of Kilometres
One researcher found records requesting guppies for a U.S. Army base once stationed at the Brazilian island.
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Life on Earth Is Under Assault—But There’s Still Hope
A major international report on biodiversity warns of serious threats to all living things, but many solutions are available.
About the Show

Majestic animals we deem beautiful are well documented. Their stories are celebrated while we appropriate their regality, elegance and grace to adorn our company logos, be our sporting mascots and represent our families on crests. Then there's the other animals, the aesthetic outsiders we don't consider cute or cuddly. The critters we tend to laugh at or revile simply because they don't fit into what we deem as beautiful. The animals selected by natural selection to be beaten with the ugly stick and having faces only a mother could love. This is their time to shine. A celebration of respectable irreverence, revealing the extraordinary features these creatures possess who seem to be horribly disfigured but are in fact perfectly evolved, just very ugly.

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