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Rare Polka-Dotted Zebra Foal Photographed In Kenya loading...
Rare Polka-Dotted Zebra Foal Photographed In Kenya
The eye-catching animal, seen in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, likely has a genetic mutation called pseudomelanism.
What I Learned Documenting The Last Male Northern White Rhino’s Death loading...
What I Learned Documenting The Last Male Northern White Rhino’s Death
The rhino and the people who tried to save his species taught one photographer indelible lessons.
86 Tigers Rescued From Tiger Temple Died In Government Custody loading...
86 Tigers Rescued From Tiger Temple Died In Government Custody
Since 2016, more than half of the big cats seized from the controversial Thai tourist attraction have died.
Many People Want To Set Aside Half Of Earth As Nature loading...
Many People Want To Set Aside Half Of Earth As Nature
A new survey of 12,000 adults in 12 countries revealed overwhelming support for conservation, as well as knowledge gaps in subjects like extinction rates.
The Little Cow Of The Sea Nears Extinction loading...
The Little Cow Of The Sea Nears Extinction
In the Gulf of California, fewer than 19 vaquitas are left. What can conservationists learn before the species dies out completely?
World’s Largest Amphibian Identified As A Unique Species loading...
World’s Largest Amphibian Identified As A Unique Species
Chinese giant salamanders are three separate species; this new finding should help guide efforts to save the critically endangered animal.
Lion Trophy Approved For Import Into US, Stirring Controversy. Here’s Why That Matters. loading...
Lion Trophy Approved For Import Into US, Stirring Controversy. Here’s Why That Matters.
Advocates question how this action benefits lions in the wild—a requirement under U.S. rules.
This Chicken Has Black Bones, Organs, And Meat: Here’s Why. loading...
This Chicken Has Black Bones, Organs, And Meat: Here’s Why.
There are four breeds of chicken that have black insides, and all of them possess the same genetic mutation. A scientist explains how it came about.
See 14 Animals That Have Shown Us Their Impressive Smarts loading...
See 14 Animals That Have Shown Us Their Impressive Smarts
Measuring intelligence is so complex that it’s impossible to pit one animal’s intelligence against another’s.
Huge Decline In Songbirds Linked To Common Insecticide loading...
Huge Decline In Songbirds Linked To Common Insecticide
Neonics—pesticides introduced to plants at the seed stage—act like an appetite suppressant for birds, making them lose weight within hours.
New Smart Skin Changes Colour Using A Trick Learned From Chameleons loading...
New Smart Skin Changes Colour Using A Trick Learned From Chameleons
The new polymer can shift hues in response to light, a quality that could have applications for camouflage and beyond.
Hundreds Of Wild Parrots Are Thriving In This Brazilian City loading...
Hundreds Of Wild Parrots Are Thriving In This Brazilian City
Decades ago, blue-and-gold macaws fleeing drought and wildfire landed in Campo Grande—and now locals love them.

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