Wild Life

Urban creek chub like the one pictured above have deeper bodies and are less streamlined than rural counterparts. (Image: courtesy of Elizabeth Kern)

City and Country Fish Evolve Differently

A North Carolina State University study examining the effects of urbanization on the evolution of fish body shape produced both expected and surprising results: One fish species became more sleek in response to urbanization, while another species became deeper bodied…

In an absurd turn of events, a wild boar fell through the ceiling of Kingkow, a children’s clothing store in one of Hong Kong’s shopping malls. (Image:  YouTube/Screenshot)

A Wild Boar’s Day Out

In an absurd turn of events, a wild boar fell through the ceiling of Kingkow, a children’s clothing store in one of Hong Kong’s shopping malls. The incident occurred in May 2015 and led to a standoff between the boar and…

Reduced rabbit populations over the past 20 years are thought to have benefited the species. (Image:  Katherine Moseby   )

Small Carnivorous Marsupial Back From Extinction

The small carnivorous marsupial, known only from fossilized bone fragments called a crest-tailed mulgara, (Dasycercus cristicauda) has been extinct in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, for more than a century. Well, that’s before discovering it in the Sturt National Park, northwest of…

There are many instances of different animals showing their gratitude when humans have intervened in life-threatening situations. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Watch This Whale’s Amazing Reaction

This footage is unbelievable. A whale watcher and conservationist, Michael Fishbach, along with his family and crew, came across a young humpback whale floating on the surface of the water while they were boating, and it appeared to be dead.…

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‘Zombie’ Raccoons Attack Youngstown, Ohio

The residents of Youngstown, Ohio, have been terrified by raccoons that seem to have infested the town, displaying zombie-like behavior. Many people have reported witnessing these animals to the police…

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City and Country Fish Evolve Differently

A North Carolina State University study examining the effects of urbanization on the evolution of fish body shape produced both expected and surprising results: One fish species became more sleek…

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A Wild Boar’s Day Out

In an absurd turn of events, a wild boar fell through the ceiling of Kingkow, a children’s clothing store in one of Hong Kong’s shopping malls. The incident occurred in May…

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Human Anti-Cancer Drugs May Help Tasmanian Devils

Transmissible cancers are incredibly rare in nature, yet have arisen in Tasmanian devils on at least two separate occasions. New research from the University of Cambridge identifies key anti-cancer drugs…

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Small Carnivorous Marsupial Back From Extinction

The small carnivorous marsupial, known only from fossilized bone fragments called a crest-tailed mulgara, (Dasycercus cristicauda) has been extinct in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, for more than a century. Well, that’s…

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Watch This Whale’s Amazing Reaction

This footage is unbelievable. A whale watcher and conservationist, Michael Fishbach, along with his family and crew, came across a young humpback whale floating on the surface of the water…

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3 New Sub-Species of Snow Leopard Discovered

The snow leopard is known for its beautiful thick fur and elusive behavior. Their white-gray coat spotted with large black rosettes helps it to blend in perfectly with the steep…

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A Snow-Stuck Squad Encounters 8 Hungry Wolves

This is a true story. In December 1964, our squad was assigned to conduct prospecting in northeast Yunnan Province, China. There were eight people in the squad, four of them guards;…