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Court Blocks Grizzly Bear Hunt—Why It's So Controversial loading...
Court Blocks Grizzly Bear Hunt—Why It's So Controversial
The Yellowstone species has been considered endangered since 1975, and officials disagree on whether the population could survive looser protections.
Rare Tree Kangaroo Reappears After Vanishing for 90 Years loading...
Rare Tree Kangaroo Reappears After Vanishing for 90 Years
Once thought to be extinct, the Wondiwoi tree kangaroo has just been photographed in a remote New Guinea mountain range
What it Takes to Guard a Giant Shark Sanctuary loading...
What it Takes to Guard a Giant Shark Sanctuary
An unlikely group—including a National Geographic explorer and a former shark smuggler—team up to protect the Cook Islands' sharks.
Watch a Gulper Eel Inflate and Deflate Itself, Shocking Scientists loading...
Watch a Gulper Eel Inflate and Deflate Itself, Shocking Scientists
Gulper eels have the ability to expand their mouths to freakish proportions, and this showoff does not disappoint.
The Scottish Wildcat Is Disappearing. Can It Be Saved? loading...
The Scottish Wildcat Is Disappearing. Can It Be Saved?
Perhaps only a couple dozen "Highlands tigers" are left in the wild. Now, the race is on to prevent their extinction.
The Unprecedented Plan to Save the Sumatran Rhino loading...
The Unprecedented Plan to Save the Sumatran Rhino
Conservationists have launched an urgent bid to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino, which has a wild population of fewer than 80.
Otter Family Fights a Tailless Crocodile—Who Wins? loading...
Otter Family Fights a Tailless Crocodile—Who Wins?
Experts explain why a group of otters charged a crocodile—and the unexpected result.
In Rare Video, Young Orcas Learn to Hunt Sea Turtles loading...
In Rare Video, Young Orcas Learn to Hunt Sea Turtles
Watch an unusual incident in which a pod of killer whales toys with a pair of sea turtles as the young orcas learn to hunt.
This Newborn Tree Kangaroo Brings Hope to the Species loading...
This Newborn Tree Kangaroo Brings Hope to the Species
Help from indigenous coffee farmers could improve the fortunes of the endangered Goodfellow's kangaroo.
These Are the Funniest Animal Photos of 2018 loading...
These Are the Funniest Animal Photos of 2018
From penguin bullies to blissed-out squirrels, get an eyeful of the year's most humorous shots of animals, in a competition with a cause.
How Humans Are Messing Up Bee Sex loading...
How Humans Are Messing Up Bee Sex
From pesticides to land development to electromagnetic pollution, humans often harm the ability of honeybees to reproduce.
It's Praying Mantis Mating Season: Here's What You Need To Know loading...
It's Praying Mantis Mating Season: Here's What You Need To Know
After growing all summer praying mantises are large and ready to mate, with a diet including hummingbirds and a habit of sexual cannibalism.

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