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These wild monkeys thrive in Florida—and carry a deadly virus loading...
These wild monkeys thrive in Florida—and carry a deadly virus
Descendants of theme-park escapees, a population of rhesus macaques in a Florida state park may soon double in size—a recipe for trouble.
Meet the karate cockroach and other hard-kicking animals loading...
Meet the karate cockroach and other hard-kicking animals
From kangaroos to kiwis, animals have found that a swift kick is often the best defence.
Hitchhikers make life difficult for Antarctic sea spiders loading...
Hitchhikers make life difficult for Antarctic sea spiders
Algae, barnacles, and more can grow on sea spiders in Antarctica. How cumbersome can these clingy companions get?
Meet the colourful people devoting their lives to parrots loading...
Meet the colourful people devoting their lives to parrots
A photographer goes inside the wild world of people who love parrots, rescuing birds that others have given up.
Viral bear video shows dark side of filming animals with drones loading...
Viral bear video shows dark side of filming animals with drones
As drones become smaller and cheaper, experts urge people to use caution when flying near wild animals like this brown bear and her cub.
Leopard, hyena share a rare meal—before other cats cut in loading...
Leopard, hyena share a rare meal—before other cats cut in
A strategic truce and rare interactions between normally solitary creatures determine who will get the lion's share of the meal.
Betta fish often mistreated in pet industry, evidence suggests loading...
Betta fish often mistreated in pet industry, evidence suggests
You can have a healthy betta, but persistent myths often lead to improper care.
How sniffer dogs find cremated human remains after wildfires loading...
How sniffer dogs find cremated human remains after wildfires
Specially-trained dogs, one of which recently searched for Amelia Earhart's body, use their marvellous noses to find human cremains.
Horses slide over 6 metres in this Mexican sport loading...
Horses slide over 6 metres in this Mexican sport
In a sport that has similarities to dressage and reining, horses slide long distances and are scored by judges. But does it hurt the horses?
World's largest deep-sea octopus nursery discovered loading...
World's largest deep-sea octopus nursery discovered
Scientists discovered over 1,000 females, many brooding eggs, in a shimmering “octopus garden" that may be seeping natural gas or hot water.
China legalises rhino horn and tiger bone for medical purposes loading...
China legalises rhino horn and tiger bone for medical purposes
The materials have no proven medicinal value in humans, and conservationists call the move a major setback for wild populations.
Neither cute nor cuddly: These animal babies are wee monsters loading...
Neither cute nor cuddly: These animal babies are wee monsters
Unlike the usual roundup of adorable critters, these little shapeshifters, cannibals, and body snatchers will haunt your Halloween.

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