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See the lives of street cats around the world loading...
See the lives of street cats around the world
A new book of photography chronicles the ‘grand odyssey’ of street cats, from Morocco to Japan.
New snake species discovered in another snake’s belly loading...
New snake species discovered in another snake’s belly
The “mysterious dinner snake” has some odd habits, including a propensity to burrow.
How cattle can help save the birds of the Great Plains loading...
How cattle can help save the birds of the Great Plains
Ranchers and environmentalists are partnering to curb the decline of prairies and songbirds.
Watch: Dracula ant’s killer bite makes it the fastest on Earth loading...
Watch: Dracula ant’s killer bite makes it the fastest on Earth
The Dracula ant can strike 5,000 times faster than the blink of an eye, beating the old equivalent speed record by a factor of three.
Devastated by war, this African park’s wildlife is now thriving loading...
Devastated by war, this African park’s wildlife is now thriving
A generation after civil war, more than 100,000 large animals populate Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, a rare spot of good news.
Artistic photos expose wildlife trafficking at Canadian border loading...
Artistic photos expose wildlife trafficking at Canadian border
From zebra foot bookends to ivory necklaces, these are some of the products seized by officials.
Once thought extinct, bizarre horned frog reappears in Ecuador loading...
Once thought extinct, bizarre horned frog reappears in Ecuador
This strange frog, which incubates eggs on its back, disappeared for more than a decade before being rediscovered.
7 ways wildlife won in 2018 loading...
7 ways wildlife won in 2018
Elephants, rhinos, whales, and other imperilled species received a boost this year.
How humans are hijacking scent, the universal animal language loading...
How humans are hijacking scent, the universal animal language
From repelling pests with coyote urine to luring big cats with cologne, humans are using odours to influence animal behaviour.
These spiders feed their leftovers to carnivorous plants loading...
These spiders feed their leftovers to carnivorous plants
Some carnivorous pitcher plants found in Southeast Asia harbour an eight-legged sidekick, to the benefit of both.
Bats are being killed so people can suck their blood loading...
Bats are being killed so people can suck their blood
Thousands of bats are sold for their blood each month in Bolivia, supposedly to help treat epilepsy and other ailments.
A spider’s pursuit of older mates can have grisly results loading...
A spider’s pursuit of older mates can have grisly results
Young females are more fertile and easy to woo; older females often mate and then eat the male alive. No wonder they’re called widow spiders.

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