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Habitats can be anything and animals are notoriously anywhere – even in our clean-swept streets and well-kept suburban lawns. These articles explore the more amazing, strange, rare, exotic and endangered species of the world as well as the places they live, from far-flung forests to right down the road.

Nature Photography: 29 Rare & Exotic Animal Photographs

Nature dazzles us as we stare in wonder at spectacular wildlife found in this world. Here are 29 rare, exotic animal photos, from the bizarre to the beautiful.

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Gone, Wild! 7 Extinct Wonders of the Animal Kingdom

Of all the creatures whose species have gone extinct, a rare few were more bizarre than anything humanly imaginable. Here are 7 of the strangest.

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Altered Evolution: Strange Animal Deformities

Not all animals are created alike, as seen by animal deformities including creatures that plus/minus a couple of legs, tongues and other body parts.

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7 Wet, Wild & Weird Deep Sea Animal Wonders

The ocean depths are bursting with life - though not life as most of us know it. Here are 7 exceptional examples of the wonders lurking in the deep sea.

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Naturally Social: Cool Ways Animals Communicate

From the dialects of the prairie dog to the inaudible rumbles of elephants, animal communication serves many practical purposes, all the while amazing.

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Nature's Exotic Athletes: 12 Strange Animal Sports

Plenty of college and pro sports teams are named after animals, so how are animals as athletes? You'll be pleasantly surprised by these strange animal sports.

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Nature's Wild Nurses: 5 Caring Animal Species

When it comes to lending a helping hand, some surprising animals truly go above and beyond, not only for family but even humans and potential enemies.

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Future Science: Real-Life Medical Fountain of Youth

The fountain of youth is the stuff of fantasy, myth and legend - or is it? What if we could ethically reverse the aging process through medical technology?

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10 of the World's Most Puzzling Mysteries

Science has progressed in the last hundred years and our knowledge of how our world works increases but even now there is much that science cannot explain.

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6 Deceptive Insects That Aren't What They Appear to Be

Insects often get branded with terms like "creepy" and "crawly," prompting negative reputations for many of these creatures.

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Strange Rare Insect Only on One Remote Island

If this geological oddity were not interesting enough, an amazing and nearly-extinct species found on it is just as strange and mysterious if not more-so.

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20 Amazing Reptile and Amphibian Anomalies

From two-headed turtles and snakes to multi-legged frogs and much more, it's safe to say that the following animal anomalies aren't your everyday, creatures.

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10 Adorable Baby Animals

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but some baby animals aren't conventionally cute.

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6 Amazing Rainforest Treetop Walks

Rainforest treetop walks are not for the faint of heart or those fearful of heights, but incredibly amazing adventures for those who dare to take the walk.

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Edible Bugs: The Greenest Protein Source on Earth

Though they are relegated to game show gross-out props in much of the West, bugs are quite eco-friendly protein sources.

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