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  • “Living Fossil” Fish Lives Up to 100 Years, Is Pregnant for 5

    A fish that was once thought to be extinct has been making unexpected appearances in the West Indian Ocean — and scientists have now discovered that the “living fossils” could live up to 100 years. The coelacanth is a colossal fish weighing up to 200 pounds and measuring nearly seven feet in length. The species […] More

  • Humpback Whales Protect Other Species From Orca Attacks

    It’s official: humpback whales are the superheroes of the sea. Scientists have recorded 115 separate cases of humpback whales intervening in orca hunts to save various marine animals. Robert Pitman from the US National Marine Fisheries Service wrote in one published paper, “Anecdotes have been passed down for centuries about dolphins at sea coming to the […] More

  • This Jumping Spider Nurses Its Newborns With Milk

    Scientists in China have revealed that one species of spider nourishes its newborns with “milk” — a behavior typically only observed in mammals. Toxeus magnus, an ant-mimicking jumping spider native to southeast Asia, secretes a highly nutritious milk-like fluid containing sugars, fats, and proteins to keep its young alive. The substance contains four times the […] More

  • These Tiny Marsupials Mate Until They Drop Dead

    These tiny mountain-dwelling marsupials have a unique and unusual mating strategy—the males mate frantically with multiple females until they drop dead. “Reproduce or die trying” is evidently the motto of the antechinus, a miniature shrew-like mammal found only in the remote mountaintops of Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. For these animals, mating is a once […] More

  • Jaguar Attacks Snoozing Otter, Regrets It Immediately

    As it turns out, you really don’t want to mess with an otter. Incredible footage of a jaguar sneaking up on a lounging otter was posted on reddit recently, and we’ve got to say we’re pretty impressed: the giant otter busted out a series of moves that would impress any kung fu master. Thinking the […] More

  • Meet the Asiatic Cheetah: Rare Big Cat on the Brink of Extinction

    The Asiatic cheetah once roamed open lands from India to the Middle East, but today only an estimated 40 individuals remain — making them one of the most endangered big cat subspecies on the planet. The stunning cheetahs now exist only in remote areas of Iran; the rest have been wiped out by relentless hunting, […] More

  • “Beefy” Mountain Lions Captured on Trail Cams

    Camera traps have captured some insanely large mountain lions, including a “gargantuan tom cougar” dubbed Chuck Norris in Texas. Mountain lions are large, tan cats native to the Americas. Also known as the cougar, puma, panther, and catamount, the large cats can exceed 200 pounds in some regions. These guys are crafty predators, and silently […] More

  • Living Alongside Apex Predators: Grizzlies Making a Comeback in the Lower 48

    Grizzly bears are making a comeback. Are you ready to coexist? Grizzlies once roamed the United States as far west as San Francisco, all the way east into the Great Plains, and south out of the states into Mexico. After years of ruthless hunting and habitat loss, only an estimated 1,500 remain, occupying just 2% […] More

  • Baby Chimp Is Sole Survivor of Brutal Poaching Raid

    Deep within the Congo, a horrific story is unfolding: the dark, illegal, and cruel exotic pet trade is motivating poachers to rip chimp families apart, slaughtering innocent victims one by one. One chimp has survived a recent attack. A tiny, resilient baby chimp named Bunia–injured and traumatized by watching her entire family killed for bushmeat–has […] More

  • Bobcat Documented Raiding and Destroying Invasive Python Nest

    Native Florida species may stand a chance, after all. Biologists noticed some unexpected behavior on trail cam footage recently: A male bobcat was captured in images raiding and destroying an invasive Burmese python’s nest, then batting at the reptile when she returned to protect the brood. The event is believed to be the first ever […] More

  • 1 in 100 million “Cotton Candy Lobster” Pulled from Ocean Depths

    An extremely rare lobster was plucked out of the big blue, and it’s probably the fanciest crustacean you’ll ever see. Dubbed “Haddie,” the cotton candy-colored lobster was caught in by a lobsterman in Casco Bay, Maine. Most lobsters are reddish-brown in color, but this particular female was adorned in an iridescent blue and pink shell. […] More

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