New Species of Crab with ‘Candy Cane’ Legs Discovered

New Species of Crab with ‘Candy Cane’ Legs Discovered

This tiny creature was recently discovered poking its head out of a small shell in the shallow depths of Bonaire National Marine Park. Photographer and naturalist Ellen Muller first encountered the species during a...

The Most Colossal Insect Swarms on Earth

The Most Colossal Insect Swarms on Earth

Let’s face it: insects rule the world. Insects make up approximately 80% of the world’s species, and at any given time, scientists estimate 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects are thriving. By comparison, there’s roughly...

9 Jet-Black Melanistic Animals

9 Jet-Black Melanistic Animals

You’ve probably heard of albino animals, but what about their opposite? Melanistic animals have an excess of a pigment called melanin that makes their skin, hair or fur very dark, or in some...

Extraordinary Spiked Animal Actually Glows in the Dark

Extraordinary Spiked Animal Actually Glows in the Dark

The spiky yellow woodlouse resembles a miniature barbed worm — but boasts the amazing ability to glow in the dark, making up for any lack in physical size.  The spiky yellow woodlouse (pseudolaureola atlantica) is a unique...

Tiger Cub Takedown by Mischievous Gibbon 01:27

Tiger Cub Takedown by Mischievous Gibbon

When two young tiger cubs approach a clearing in the jungle, a tough-guy monkey decides to teach them a lesson. The monkey challenges the tigers ("Come at me bro!") and proceeds to troll...

It’s a Deer! It’s a Rabbit! Nope…It’s a Giant Rodent.

It’s a Deer! It’s a Rabbit! Nope…It’s a Giant Rodent.

This four-legged creature boasts both hopping and galloping capabilities — making for the distinctive appearance of a deer crossed with a rabbit. The Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum) is perhaps one of the world’s most unusual...

Preserved Underwater Forest + 5 More Surreal Underwater Finds

Preserved Underwater Forest + 5 More Surreal Underwater Finds

Despite the fact that most of the earth’s surface (71%) is covered by water, what lies beneath is still largely a mystery. Humans have explored less than 5% of the world’s oceans, which...

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