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  • These Frogs Literally Freeze During Winter and Thaw Back to Life in Spring

    Frogs have the incredible ability to entirely freeze their bodies during cold conditions and when it gets warm, thaw back to life and go on their way — without missing a hop. While all wild animals have means of managing the winter season, few perform a feat quite like the frog. Instead of migrating to […] More

  • This Bird Feeds Almost Exclusively on Bone

    The bearded vulture appears to be one of the most terrifying birds of prey, known for dyeing its feathers blood red and feasting on the bones of animals. The vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, is native to crags in high mountainous regions, including Southern Europe, Africa, Tibet, and the Caucasus. It is the only known animal whose diet is […] More

  • Scallops See With 200 Mirrored Eyes

    Scallops may seem like pretty uninteresting creatures — except for the hundreds of eyes imbedded amongst tentacles along the edge of their shells. Scientists have long wondered about the secret behind a scallop’s sight. LiveScience reports that Michael Land first discovered the mirrors at the back of scallop’s eyes and that they projected images onto […] More

  • Deadly Moose Fight on Ice Leads to Remarkable Body Preservation

    Two moose engaged in a deadly fight froze together after falling — antlers locked — into a shallow Alaskan lake. The perfect preservation of their bodies beneath nearly a foot of ice made for a startling discovery by Unalakleet local Brad Webster. The town of Unalakleet is located on the coast of the Bering Sea […] More

  • World’s Largest Frog Is the Size of a House Cat

    The Goliath frog is a three-foot long amphibian the size of a house cat — often weighing as much as seven pounds. This rare species (Conraua goliath) has a very limited habitat range within portions of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. This small range makes its vulnerable to habitat loss, especially due to logging and land clearing for agricultural purposes. These […] More

  • Meet the Colossal Bird-Sized Hissing Moth

    This giant moth boasts five-inch wings, a humongous body, and when agitated, it is capable of producing a loud hissing noise to scare off its enemies. The privet hawkmoth (Sphinx ligustri) is an strange creature endemic to the northern half of the eastern hemisphere including much of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Although they inhabit large woodland […] More

  • Giant Tarantulas and Tiny Frogs Are Friends with Benefits

    Some tarantulas and frogs seem to have an interesting relationship – the unlikely pair sometimes co-exist in shared living arrangements. Measuring hardly more than half an inch in length, microhylids might seem like a pretty insignificant family of frogs. But they’ve crossed onto scientific radars in a big way. Many of these tiny, narrow-mouthed frogs have […] More

  • Dramatic Rescue of a Red Fox Hanging From Its Tail

    Image: Wikimedia Commons In this daring rescue a bloodied red fox is relieved of its helpless plight after dangling by its tail suspended in mid air for hours.    This footage reveals a member of the red fox family, known as Vulpes vulpes, stuck with its tail caught between the slightly bent panel of a […] More

  • The Amazon Rainforest is Fed by Saharan Desert Dust

    At first glance the Amazon rainforest and the Sahara desert might not seem to have much in common — but according to NASA, the lush jungles of the Amazon are actually fed by dust from the desert located an entirely separate continent. The Amazon rainforest is a dense, broadleaf forest that covers most of the […] More

  • Fishermen Reeled in a Two-Headed Porpoise

    Fishermen off the coast of the Netherlands pulled a two-headed sea monster from their beam trawl nets — marking the first case of conjoined twin harbor porpoises in history. The harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is one of the smallest marine mammals and one of only six species of porpoise. They were considered nearly extinct between the 1960s […] More

  • Unreal ‘Mud Monsters’ of the Deep Sea Caught on Camera

    Unique animals captured on film make for an unbelievable scientific expedition — including deep-sea shrimp, trunked sponges, hitchhiking anemones, and ghastly lizard fish.  In early spring of 2016 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the Deep Discoverer (D2),  one of its remotely operated deep-sea filming vehicles (ROVs). The purpose of the expedition was to explore areas […] More

  • Jaguar and Giant Anteater Standoff Ends With a Twist

    A surprising scene unfolded on a cattle ranch in Brazil between a jaguar and an anteater. A photographer was capturing some shots of a giant anteater as it was taking a drink when a large male jaguar approached from behind. He looked like he was ready to pounce, but instead he just sat and watched […] More

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