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These sharks have evolved to walk on land—and they did it quickly loading...
These sharks have evolved to walk on land—and they did it quickly
Four new species of this colourful yet overlooked group of reef dwellers have been found since 2008, a new study says.
60 Hours On Burning Kangaroo Island loading...
60 Hours On Burning Kangaroo Island
Our reporter describes the ongoing catastrophe of record bushfires on Australia's wildlife.
10 New Birds Discovered In Lost World loading...
10 New Birds Discovered In Lost World
A record-breaking expedition to three, little-explored Indonesian islands has revealed new species and subspecies of songbirds.
The Chinese Paddlefish, One Of World's Largest Fish, Has Gone Extinct loading...
The Chinese Paddlefish, One Of World's Largest Fish, Has Gone Extinct
Native to China’s Yangtze River, these fish grew seven metres in length, but haven’t been spotted since 2003.
What’s The Difference Between A Poisonous And Venomous Animal? loading...
What’s The Difference Between A Poisonous And Venomous Animal?
It's easy to get confused by how snakes, spiders, and other toxic creatures deliver their chemical weaponry. Here's what you should know.
Flying Foxes Are Dying En Masse In Australia’s Extreme Heat loading...
Flying Foxes Are Dying En Masse In Australia’s Extreme Heat
In three days before Christmas, thousands of the mammals died in 43-degree heat in one Melbourne park.
Wildlife wins: 7 good-news stories from 2019 loading...
Wildlife wins: 7 good-news stories from 2019
Stronger protections from trade, new vaquita offspring, and other wildlife crime success stories from the year.
Is Being A Black Panther Beneficial? It Depends. loading...
Is Being A Black Panther Beneficial? It Depends.
Dark fur provides great nighttime camouflage, but may impair visual communication between melanistic cats, a new study says.
A Freshwater Mussel Apocalypse Is Underway—And No One Knows Why. loading...
A Freshwater Mussel Apocalypse Is Underway—And No One Knows Why.
Is it climate change, pollution, an unknown disease? A dedicated few are trying to crack the mystery.
Why The Government Breeds And Releases Billions Of Flies A Year loading...
Why The Government Breeds And Releases Billions Of Flies A Year
A program in Panama breeds, sterilises, and releases 20 million screwworm flies a week to protect livestock from flesh-eating larvae. This is how it works.
The Hidden World Of Cute Damselflies Enchanted This Photographer loading...
The Hidden World Of Cute Damselflies Enchanted This Photographer
Hatched in local ponds and living among garden plantings, these cousins of the dragonfly captured the photographer’s attention and imagination.
Thought Extinct For 30 Years, The Starry Night Toad Is Rediscovered loading...
Thought Extinct For 30 Years, The Starry Night Toad Is Rediscovered
An indigenous community in Colombia considers the white-spotted amphibian sacred. Recently, they allowed it to be reintroduced to the world.

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