Friday, August 18, 2017


These Giant Rodents Weigh up to 150 Pounds

Capybaras are giant rodents that resemble the largest of guinea pigs — but actually spend much of their lives in water. Deep in the forests, savannas,...

Elusive (and Adorable) Mammal is in Trouble

The Ili pika might be the cutest animal in the world. The teensy mammal, which looks something like a cross between a hamster, a...

Dazzling and Deadly — The Spun Glass Caterpillar

This unique crystalline caterpillar truly catches the eye, but dangerous barbs make for looking only.The spun glass caterpillar Isochaetes beutenmuelleri is a member of...

Blind Rainbow Worms Have Genius Optic Technology

So-called “sea mice” are not actually mice at all. They resemble furry mice, but they are actually marine worms whose spines can reflect a...

This Kitten-Sized Fox is Both Capable and Captivating

The fennec fox is the world’s smallest canid, but has surprisingly few predators and is adapted to survive in the harshest environmental conditions.Vulpes zerda...

One Expedition Reveals 50 New Species of Spiders

Australia's Cape York Peninsula has been declared a spider hotspot — with more than fifty new species revealed during just one expedition.  Busch Blitz is Australia's...

VIDEO: Buffalo Calf Shows African Elephant Who’s Boss

This buffalo calf decided to take on an enormous African elephant.

The Mammoth Factor: Why Prehistoric Animals Were So Big

Super-sized animals dominated the Pleistocene era and dated back as far as the dinosaurs — but hardly exist on Earth today.Skeletons of dinosaurs, mastodons,...

Wildlife of Zambia's South Luangwa Valley

In the South Luangwa Valley in Zambia, a diverse array of species thrive.

Elusive Night Parrot Rediscovered in Western Australia After a Century

This legendary creature was thought to have been extinct for the past 100 years — but has now been caught on camera. A group of bird...

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