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'Firehawks' flush out prey with flames

Birds starting fires has long been observed by Australian Aborigines.<p>Someone call Billy Joel. We may know who started the fire.<p>Three birds of prey in …

Birds

This Newly Discovered Tiny Lemur From Madagascar Is So Cute We Just Can't Deal

10/10 would pat.<p>The African island of Madagascar is a magical hotspot of biodiversity found nowhere else on the planet - and that includes being the …

'Alien'-Like Sharks With Extendable Jaws Pulled From Deep Sea

Viper dogfish sharks are rarely seen. They're thought to live a thousand feet below sea.<p>They were first captured and identified in 1986, but in the 32 years since, they've been seen only rarely and often just by accident.<p>Viper dogfish, <i>Trigonognathus kabeyai</i>, are a deep-sea dwelling type of small …

Most male Emperor penguins fast for 115 days—but a few of them may sneak snacks

Cheat day(s).<p>May in Antarctica means winter, with frigid temperatures and nights that stretch out, shoving what scant daylight remains into a shrunken block of a few hours, if the sun manages to peek above the horizon at all.<p>Almost 20 years ago in May, scientists disembarked the icebreaker <i>R.V.</i> …

Antarctica

Rare Hybrid Bird Discovered in the Amazon in a First

A rare, vivid green bird with radiant yellow head feathers is actually a unique hybrid species that lives in the Amazon rainforest, researchers have …

Share the Parks With Wildlife

Deer, turtles and birds are among the parks' year-round inhabitants<p>This post was contributed by a community member.<p>Suffolk County's many parks are …

Toronto Zoo welcomes rhino calf as its first newborn animal of 2018

TORONTO -- The Toronto Zoo says a greater one-horned rhinoceros calf is its first newborn animal of 2018.<p>The zoo says 13-year-old rhino Ashakiran …

Playful Horse Gleefully Prances Around In the Snow While Twirling a Plush Toy Platypus in His Mouth

A frisky horse named Snipes at KrisKel Performance Horses gleefully pranced and romped around in the New Hampshire snow with his favorite toy – a …

More Nations Are Banning Ritual Slaughter. Should Religious Tradition Be Honored Over Animal Rights?

Kosher butchers must have a steady hand. Their ritual slaughter, <i>shechita</i>, must result in one precise cut severing carotid arteries, jugular veins, …

Religion

17 Pictures That Will Be Impossible Not To Smile At

Let's all collectively say "awwwwwww."

16 photos of animals that can’t get enough snow

We humans may have a complicated relationship with snow, but these animals see it for what it is: a frosty opportunity for standout poses, …

Leopards kill at least 3 children in rural India

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least three children have been killed by leopards in a series of recent attacks in rural India, according to media reports and …

Wildlife

Third orphaned mountain lion cub rescued and brought to Oakland Zoo

Another orphaned mountain lion cub — the third in a month — has found sanctuary at Oakland Zoo.<p>Like the other two, this one was rescued by the …

African elephant, hippo, rhino populations shrink in wartime

WASHINGTON (AP) — War is hell for wildlife, too. A new study finds that wartime is the biggest threat to Africa's elephants, rhinos, hippos and other …

War

A New Documentary Seeks to Capture the Plight of America’s Wild Horses

There are seventy-three thousand wild horses roaming the American West. Their federally designated territory, which is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management, extends across ten states, although most of it, nearly sixteen million acres, is concentrated in Nevada. No other state has such vast …

Wild Horses

Elephants Cry and Rats Giggle Because Animals Are Thinking Beings That Feel and Have Emotions

<i>This article was originally published on</i> The Conversation<i>. Read the original article.</i><p>Years ago, we believed that we weren’t animals and that animals …

Florida is trying to get rid of dangerous, virus-excreting wild monkeys

ON THE SILVER RIVER, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife managers in Florida say they want to remove roaming monkeys from the state in light of a new study published Wednesday that finds some of the animals are excreting a virus that can be dangerous to humans.<p>Scientists studying a growing population of rhesus …

Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children

Humans, chimpanzees, elephants, magpies and bottle-nosed dolphins can recognize themselves in a mirror, according to scientific reports, although as any human past age 50 knows, that first glance in the morning may yield ambiguous results.<p>Not to worry. Scientists are talking about species-wide …

Self-awareness

Terrifying shark with extendable jaws like the 'Alien' monster is dragged from the deep

Scientists were left baffled after catching a rare shark that can extend its jaws beyond its mouth - just like the monster from sci-fi hit "Alien."<p>It seizes its pray with its rapidly extending jaws - which can be used to swallow large fish with one bite.<p>The glow-in-the-dark beast is so incredibly …

How alligators survive in a frozen pond will shock you

How does an alligator deal with a cold snap?<p>The answer, thanks to a video from an American wildlife park, has gone viral.<p>And, like surviving many things in life, it’s all about keeping your head above water. Or your snout, to be exact. Even if it looks as creepy as heck.<p>The Shallotte River Swamp …

Dolphins Keep Dying on a Beach in Brazil, And No One Knows Why

It could be a mystery disease.<p>Scientists are stumped by scores of dolphin carcasses washing up on a beach close to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. More …

Video shows reporter being mobbed by lemurs at British zoo

BBC reporter Alex Dunlop was trying to report on the animal count at Banham Zoo in Norfolk, England, when he was mobbed by lemurs.<p>Video courtesy of …

Lemurs

Hundreds of rescued sea turtles released back into Gulf of Mexico

Hypothermic sea turtles that were on the brink of death last week along the Texas Gulf Coast are recovering and being released back into the wild.<p>More than 2,000 “cold stunned” turtles were rescued out of frigid gulf waters from New Years Day through Friday, in what is now the largest cold stunning …

This Immense, Fairy-Tale Castle was Built for One Person

Travel<p>The “fairy-tale” king built a dazzling site with a curious history.<p>High in the Alpine foothills of Germany sits one of the most iconic castles in Europe. The “fairy-tale” king, Ludwig II of Bavaria, built this dazzling Neuschwanstein palace to withdraw from public life after losing his power …

Lonnie Bunch’s 10-Year Journey to Found a National Museum Dedicated to African-American Culture

On September 24, the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in Washington, D.C. Jacqueline Woodson chronicles how the historian’s fearlessness and optimism led to the largest collection of African-American artifacts in the world.<p>“Every day I wish I was as strong as my …

Hunting for Surf in American Samoa

Dusty Snow's farm sits in the broad Malaeloa Valley, a mile from the coast, which is about as far as you can get here on Tutuila, the main island in American Samoa. It’s midday. The air is the same as it always is—syrupy and hot. Still, Dusty builds a fire of coconut shells to keep away the …

Thrills and spills: Heli-hiking, paragliding and whitewater kayaking in B.C.'s Kootenay Rockies

Print<p>Related<p>When I told my mother I was heading to the Kootenay Rockies to paraglide, heli-hike and whitewater kayak, she replied, “You’re too old to …

Hiking