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Wolves vs. Coyotes: What’s the Difference?

Coyotes can sometimes look like wolves from a distance—but there are some key differences between the two species.

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Why Do Birds Fly South for the Winter?

Genetics, seasonal changes, and Earth's magnetic field all play a role.

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Black bear invites himself to a picnic, eats with stunned family (video)

A family was having a picnic at a table in Mexico’s Chipinque Ecological Park when a black bear decided to join in. Up on the table, the bear proceeded to gorge on food from everybody’s…

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10 Most Dangerous Sharks

Dangerous sharks may not hunt humans, but if they took a sample bite, they could do some serious damage. Which 10 sharks make up the worst in the ocean?

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Watch: Meeting between Yellowstone grizzlies has unexpected outcome

When a male grizzly bear approached a grizzly sow and its two cubs in Yellowstone, tourists watching the encounter felt a battle brewing.

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Twenty Endangered California Condors Die Amid Avian Flu Outbreak | Smithsonian Magazine

Scientists fear the deaths could set back the slow-breeding birds' recovery by at least a decade

Pets & Animals | Animals

Rare and Threatened Wolverine Spotted In Oregon!

A rare wolverine was spotted near Portland, Oregon, instilling hope in animal lovers advocating for their protection, as the animal is currently listed as

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

Woman creates "raccoon drive-thru," which, to our delight, is exactly what it sounds like

A TikToker from British Columbia has been sharing videos of her treating neighborhood raccoons to delicious drive-thru treats

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Photographer Catches Falcon Hitching a Ride on a Goose

A wildlife photographer captured a "once in a lifetime" photo of a peregrine falcon hitching a ride on a goose.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

What’s the Difference Between an Alligator and a Crocodile?

To the untrained eye, both look like prehistoric swamp lizards, but there are some tricks you can use so you don’t make a faux pas the next time you’re in Florida.

News | Animal Links

Vaquita porpoise could survive … but only if illegal fishing stops immediately | Environment | The Guardian

DNA study finds rarest cetacean, only found in Gulf of California, has enough genetic diversity to recover – if gillnet ban is enforced

Books | Books

Urban wildlife aren't lost. They're at home in the city

A new book considers urban wildlife and their place in American cities. "Cities bring together diverse creatures in new ways," says the author.

News | Animal Links

Prickly Business: The Hedgehog Highway That Knits a Village Together

With their miniature ramps, stairs and holes cut into fences and stone walls, the gardens of Kirtlington in Oxfordshire are a haven for wildlife.

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

20 Amazing Animals Discovered in the Last 20 Years | Mental Floss

In the two decades since Mental Floss first hit newsstands, some pretty incredible animals have entered the world of mainstream science.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Scientists clone the first U.S. endangered species

Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years ago.

Family & Parenting | Kids

4-year-old goes for a walk in the woods and comes back with a confused deer

When we're kids, we definitely go through a phase where we spot a cute animal and beg our parents to bring it home with us.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

The 11 Weirdest Birds on the Planet

Birds are pretty cute, right? Wrong. Not always. From an owl that looks like it has the mouth of a frog to a vulture with a demon head to a stork that eats actual human waste, these birds are certainly unique. Here are 11 of the weirdest most interesting

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Monkeys Filmed Working Together to Save a Juvenile From a Boa Constrictor

Anthropologists from Tulane University have captured incredible footage of capuchin monkeys teaming up to rescue one of their own from the strangling clutches of a Boa constrictor. The video, along...

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Tasmanian devils return to Australia for 1st time in 3,000 years, with help from Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky partnered with conservationists to help release the animals into their new homes.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

New Killer Whale Could Be the Largest Unknown Animal Left on the Planet

Found in some of the most inhospitable latitudes on Earth, it's no wonder these mysterious creatures remained undescribed by science for so long.

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

Hilarious Finalists of the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Check out the hilarious finalists of the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, which show the humor of animals.

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Tips for Watching Backyard Wildlife | Mental Floss

You don't need to climb mountains to find nature. Get to know your local animals with these 10 tips for backyard wildlife watching.

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'Lost Species' of Tiny, Rabbit-Sized Deer Photographed in Vietnam for the First Time in 30 Years

The silver-backed chevrotain is one of the most unusual animals on Earth, and scientists had feared it was extinct. But new photographs prove that it's alive in the woods of Vietnam.

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13 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Hummingbirds

These fascinating facts and photos are bound to make you adore them even more! Learn some interesting facts about quirky hummingbirds.

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Snakehead fish that can breathe air, survive on land found in Georgia

An invasive northern snakehead fish was found in a pond, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division confirmed.

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Fox Finds Phone Secretly Recording Him And Decides To Take Revenge

“Tip, do not set up a phone to film a secret spot or else you'll be digging through woods for 20 minutes ...”

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10 Wily Facts About Coyotes | Mental Floss

Coyotes that live in the eastern United States are hybrids with both dog and wolf DNA. Here are some more facts about the resourceful predator.

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Do Bears Really Love Honey? | Mental Floss

If your experience with bears is largely limited to reading Winnie the Pooh as a kid, you might think that these fuzzy mammals will do anything to get their gigantic paws on a jar of honey.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

How Israel Became An Unlikely Shark Research Hub, According To A Marine Ecology Expert | Environment News

Eyal Bigal, a marine ecologist at University of Haifa's Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, says the sharks' draw to Israel's coasts presents a unique opportunity. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Why Are Octopuses So Smart? - The Atlantic

A new hypothesis suggests that their vaunted intelligence and short-lived, solitary nature are all linked to a fourth trait.

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Motion-Activated Camera Captures First Known Photo of Albino Giant Panda | Mental Floss

The albino panda bear was wandering a bamboo forest in China when it triggered a motion-sensitive camera set up by scientists.

Science & Technology | Science

The Worst Nuclear Accident in History Turned Chernobyl Into Something Nobody Expected

Reactor number four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered an explosion during a technical test on April 26, 1986. As a result of the accident, in the then Soviet Union, more than 400 times more radiation was emitted than that released by th

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

Coyote Facts

The coyote is a medium-sized wild canine native to North America. These coyote facts include the animal's diet, behavior, and reproduction.

Books | Books

Watch: Rare Trio of Bald Eagles Raise Eaglets Together on the Mississippi River - Geek.com

They say it takes a village to raise a child — but in a nest along the Mississippi River, three bald eagles have decided that it takes a trio to raise newly hatched …

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The rewilding movement is going from strength to strength - Conservation

TAPIRS ARE South America’s largest land mammals. They are one of six species Ignacio Jiménez and his team are trying to re-introduce to the Iberá project, a 7,500km{ 2} wetland reserve in north Argentina, run by Tompkins Conservation, an American char

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How 31 Alberta wolves changed the natural balance of Yellowstone National Park

An eco-experiment that started with 14 Alberta wolves being introduced to Yellowstone National Park has shown just how powerful the laws of nature really are.

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Yellowstone's wolves are back, but they haven't restored the park's ecosystem. Here's why.

Nearly 25 years after wolves were reintroduced, the predators have helped parts of the park bounce back but haven't completely restored Yellowstone.

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How Conservationists Are Using AI And Big Data To Aid Wildlife

Give Jason Holmberg 10,000 zebra photos and he’ll find the specific individual zebra you’re looking for, no problem. "It could take two minutes,"

Pets & Animals | Dogs & Other Animals

Chill Armadillo Decides To Use Family's Pool While They're Out Of Town

Living the wild life can sure be exhausting at times — there's so much scurrying around. Fortunately for one leisure-loving armadillo, he found just the place to take a load off for a while

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When turtles become extinct, this secretive center in SC will reintroduce them

Rare turtles that could bring a hefty price on the black market live on a hidden nature preserve east of Charleston, South Carolina. The animals are victims of habitat loss and the illegal trade in wildlife that is cleaning out South Carolina swamps of im

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Why the World’s Biggest Pig Is in Serious Trouble

The 600-pound giant forest hog is expert at avoiding people, who are increasingly hunting the animal in its African habitat.

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Everything you think you know about bald eagles is wrong

Bald eagles look awesome. Heck, all eagles look awesome. It’s why they’re a good national symbol—they seem so fearsome and regal. But despite their image being absolutely freakin’ everywhere, the average American probably doesn’t know a whole lo

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Heartbroken goose misses his bulldog pal

Neighbors and online fans work to reunite the unlikely animal friends.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Wildlife photographer captures osprey carrying shark, carrying fish in 'one-in-a-trillion photograph' | Fox News

A photographer in Florida captured a stunning photo of an osprey carrying a small shark in its talons. The shark also had a fish in its mouth.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

World’s first talking killer whale: Wikie the orca learns to say ‘hello’ and ‘bye bye’

Whales are known for their impressive communications skills which allow pods to ‘talk’ to each other through complex clicks and singing, even when they are 100 miles apart.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Wild Badger Sneaks Into Home, Impersonates Family Cat

“He didn’t seem too happy when I tried to move him," a woman said of the critter, which ate the cat's food.

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

Elusive Butterfly Sighted in Scotland for the First Time in 133 Years | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Travel | Travel

World's most extreme tours with wild animals

Reindeer in Russia. Pandas in China. Elephants in Gabon. These are some of the most thrilling encounters with animals in the wild you can see on a tour.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Wildlife officials want to shoot vaccine-laced M&Ms from drones to save ferrets

U.S. wildlife officials have a problem: How to save the endangered black-footed ferret from a plague. So they’ve come up with a sweet plan. They plan to shoot vaccine-smothered M&Ms over acres of habitat from a drone.

Advice & Self-Help | Products with Integrity

Cheempo - Character Created To #ProtectChimpanzees | #Indiegogo

Cheempo teaches kids about wildlife protection. Join us to reach our first phase $10,000

Pets & Animals | Animals

Great white shark explodes out of water after diver’s shrewd move

Diver captures amazing footage of a massive great white shark breaching off Gansbaai, South Africa, thanks to timely decision to keep camera rolling.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Patient Nanny Dog Helps Raise Orphaned Animals at the Cincinnati Zoo

A five-year-old rescued Australian shepherd named Blakely has one of the most important jobs at the Cincinnati Zoo: He helps raise orphaned animals.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Ringling Bro. circus elephants take final bow - CBS News

After years of pressure from animal rights groups, elephants at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus retire

News | Good News

For The First Time In A Century, Wild Tiger Numbers Are On The Rise

For wild tigers, the numbers have not been kind. In 1900, an estimated 100,000 tigers roamed free on our planet. Yet within a hundred years, that number plummeted by more than 95 percent — the result of rampant poaching and widespread habitat loss.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

10 Playful Facts About Beluga Whales | Mental Floss

In an ocean filled with over 80 whale species, belugas definitely stand out from the crowd. From their distinct pale shade to their relatively petite stature, you should have no trouble identifying these social sea mammals if you’re ever in their arctic neighborhood. Here are 10 facts worth knowing about the bubbly beluga whale.

Pets & Animals | Animals

How a swarm of honeybees cook a giant hornet alive - Vox

The little Japanese honeybee and the Japanese giant hornet are the David and Goliath of nature.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Injured Deer Walks into Emergency Room After Being Hit by Car | Fox News Insider

A deer limped into a hospital emergency room after being hit by a car Monday afternoon.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Encounter With World’s Rarest Ocean Mammal Thrills Scientists

Fewer than 100 vaquitas—an elusive porpoise found only in the Sea of Cortez—are left on Earth.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Rhinos with cameras hidden in their horns could prevent poaching

The war on wildlife crime is taking a new technology-driven direction.

Pets & Animals | Interesting Animal Stories

Photos show first wild California wolf pack in nearly a century

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's first gray wolf pack since wild wolves disappeared from the state nearly a century ago was spotted in the woods in the northern part of the state, wildlife officials said on Thursday. Th

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Stunning wildlife photographs

View the Stunning wildlife photographs photo gallery on Yahoo News. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.

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Elusive snow leopards captured in photos | GrindTV.com

Inger Vandyke describes her experience photographing endangered snow leopards in northern India as being "almost spiritual." Cats are masters of camouflage.

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Herd rescues collapsed baby elephant on busy road

A herd of elephants immediately took action when a baby of their group collapsed on a South African road.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Delightful Images of Squirrels in the Wild | ExposureGuide.com

Talented nature photographer Vadim Trunov shoots delightful squirrel images that depict them in all sorts of cute activity.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Placed Under 24-Hour Armed Guard In Kenya

After the decimation of his species by poachers, Sudan the rhino finds himself in an extremely precarious position: He is the last male northern white rhinoceros on the planet. According to The Independent, the 40-year-old animal has been put und...

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Stunning Shot Captures Griffith Park Bobcat Amid The City Lights

A photographer snapped a stunning picture of a majestic bobcat high up above in Griffith Park, overlooking L.A.'s city lights at night.

Humor | Funny Stuff

Incredible photo shows a weasel 'riding' a woodpecker

On Monday, birder Jason Ward tweeted out this crazy photo by east London hobby photographer Martin Le-May of a weasel "hitching a ride" on what appears to be a European green woodpecker, and the bird doesn't look too happy about it

Pets & Animals | Animals

Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Government to spend $3.2 million to help monarch butterfly

The federal government on Monday pledged $3.2 million to help save the monarch butterfly, the iconic orange-and-black butterfly that can migrate thousands of miles between the U.S. and Mexico each year. ...

Pets & Animals | Interesting Animal Stories

Owl Dance-Off

Wildlife photographer Megan Lorenz captures a curious pair of burrowing owls. Shot 100% on the HERO3+® camera from ‪http://GoPro.com. Get stoked and subscrib...

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Your Monday needs this turtle helping his upside-down friend

When one turtle spotted his buddy flipped over onto his shell, he immediately got to work helping him. He struggled, but was ultimately successful and the pair headed off for a celebratory hangout.

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Sixth-Remaining Northern White Rhino Dies : DNews

Angalifu, a northern white rhino housed at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, has died of old age at 44. With his death the subspecies draws closer to extinction, as only five remain.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

And Then Here’s an Owl Going for a Swim in Lake Michigan | TIME

Silly owl, your primary mode of transit is supposed to be flying, not swimming! But alas, here you are, doing what is essentially the butterfly stroke in the cold waters of Lake Michigan.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Meet The World's Largest Living Organism | IFLScience

When you think of the biggest organisms on Earth, the blue whale probably springs to mind first. After all, these gargantuan beasts are up to 30 meters long (100 feet) and can weigh upward of 180 tons, meaning they’re probably bigger than even the large

Pets & Animals | Interesting Animal Stories

Pygmy Marmoset Loves Her Toothbrush More Than Anything

Ninita the pygmy marmoset knows how to appreciate the simple things in life. Like her toothbrush, for instance, and ... actually, that's about it -- she really loves her toothbrush. Ninita was born deaf and rescued by the Rare Species Conserva...

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Cub only looks like it’s waving a friendly hello - GrindTV.com

As a momma bear fished for salmon, this cub frolicked on the shore and did something unexpected that turned out to be an endearing photo that went viral.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

Insights on hummingbird travel, life span revealed

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets.

Pets & Animals | Animals

On the Frontlines of the Rhino 'Genocide': Saving A Species on the Brink

In the debut episode of "A Broad Abroad" Yahoo Travel Editor-in-Chief Paula Froelich traveled to South Africa to spend time with the men and women fighting to stop rhino poaching.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Baby Elephant Happily Playing With His Tire Toy - Neatorama

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPyMTB9voK8]YouTube LinkThis adorable elephant calf seems to be having a ball with a toy consisting of three tires that are connected with rope. The baby and his herd of elders are residents of Elephant Nature Park&nbs

Pets & Animals | Animal Rescue Stories

This Rescued Elephant Playing with Ribbon is the Best Thing You’ll See Today

Watch rescued elephant Faa Mai play with an elastic ribbon at the Elephant Nature Park sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand. What a beautiful animal.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Shock Tape and Sticks: Delhi Residents Battle Thousands of Terrorizing Monkeys - NBC News

NEW DELHI, India — Madi is a bully. He has three-inch canines that glisten when he snarls.And that’s a good thing, says his owner, Niraj.Madi is a langur — a...

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Poachers kill one of the world's largest elephants in Kenya - Telegraph

Poachers hack the face and tusks off Satao, one of Kenya's most famous elephants, as conservationists warn elephant poaching

Pets & Animals | Animals!

LOOK: 'Over 100' Dolphins Surf A Party Wave Like You've Never Seen Before

Apparently, the mammals of the sea are having some kind of weird, surf competition-slash-viral drone video battle. First, it was the humans of Hawaii, showing off their shredding skills at the world famous Banzai Pipeline. Then, a few months later...

Pets & Animals | Animals!

These 15 Animals Without Hair Are Barely Recognizable

Humans are not the only ones who suffer from hair loss. Whether caused by disease or old age, this condition can affect our animal friends, too. Hair loss from the head or body is technically called alopecia. It can have many different causes, such as nat

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Here’s a bear hanging out on a hammock. You’re welcome - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Yes you read that right. This is a photo of a black bear. Lying down on a hammock. A Florida neighborhood got the spook of their lives the other day when a

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INCREDIBLE Footage of Mama Bear Pulling Cub Off Highway To Safety

Shot by http://www.TornadoHunter.com driver Ricky Forbes -https://www.facebook.com/rickyforbestornadohunter. Driving through British Columbia's Kootenay Nati...

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What's the Difference Between Seals and Sea Lions?

There's a good reason seals and sea lions look so similar—they're both members of the pinniped taxonomic group, a name which refers in Latin to their

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Moms, Human Or Not, Are Incredible! And These 6 Videos Prove It

Mothers are incredible. They do so much for their children. As if bringing them into this world wasn't enough, they also love them, feed them, clean them and make sure they survive to adulthood. And it's not just human mothers who dedicate themselves...

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Oregon's Legendary Wandering Wolf May Have Met A Mate

OR-7, as he is known, traveled from northeast Oregon all the way to California for years in search of a new home and a chance for a mate. Now, biologists say, he may have found a mate.

Visual Arts | Photography

Extraordinary Gorilla Photography

I've never looked properly to a gorilla. I've always known that these are some powerful, gorgeous primates, but I would never guess that they are such expressive creatures. Taking a closer look, they seem to be so human.