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This Indian community welcomes leopards loading...
This Indian community welcomes leopards
Devotees of Shiva, the god of wild things, the people of Bera have figured out how to coexist with one of India’s most feared predators—the leopard.
Porcupines are being poached for their stomach content loading...
Porcupines are being poached for their stomach content
Wildlife trade experts warn that Southeast Asian porcupines may become endangered.
How honeybees get their jobs—explained loading...
How honeybees get their jobs—explained
With brains the size of sesame seeds, honeybees have to work together in different capacities to maintain a healthy nest.
These bears mimic each other's faces as well as people do loading...
These bears mimic each other's faces as well as people do
The world's smallest bears have a social skill set previously thought limited to apes and dogs, and there may be more species like them.
Mysterious ocean 'blob' may have led to fewer baby whales loading...
Mysterious ocean 'blob' may have led to fewer baby whales
A persistent mass of warm water in the Arctic provided a preview of how climate change may impact humpback whales.
Is the grey wolf still endangered? Depends who you ask. loading...
Is the grey wolf still endangered? Depends who you ask.
The government says wolves are thriving in the lower 48, but some scientists say they still face threats from hunting and habitat fragmentation.
Whale watching in Japan is on the rise, even as commercial hunts are set to resume loading...
Whale watching in Japan is on the rise, even as commercial hunts are set to resume
New data shows Japanese citizens prefer whale watching to whale meat.
Why people risk their lives for the ultimate animal selfie loading...
Why people risk their lives for the ultimate animal selfie
At zoos and parks, people regularly approach animals that can kill them. What's the psychology behind the impulse?
Cougar leftovers are home to hundreds of beetle species loading...
Cougar leftovers are home to hundreds of beetle species
The big cats play a surprising role in shaping their ecosystem, a new study says.
Mysterious new orca species likely identified loading...
Mysterious new orca species likely identified
For the first time, scientists have filmed and studied the elusive "type D" killer whales in the wild.
Scientists are getting creative to save this muppet-faced, flightless parrot loading...
Scientists are getting creative to save this muppet-faced, flightless parrot
The kakapo is down to its last 147 individuals. Now, scientists are using fitness trackers and semen-carrying drones to help the bird reproduce.
Do anxious owners make for anxious dogs? loading...
Do anxious owners make for anxious dogs?
A new study explores whether pets and owners share personalities.

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