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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.

Ardent In Argent: 10 Amazing Silver Animals

From metallic mirrored beetles to stately senior simians, the serene beauty of silver animals reflects their rank as some of nature's most exquisite creatures.

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Crawl Space: The 7 Most Common Household Insects

If your web site has nothing to do with the internet, then your home may host some or even all of the 7 most common household insects presented here.

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Fish Stories: 7 More Amazing Public Aquariums

These 7 amazing public aquariums recreate the wonders of the sea on land at facilities that appear as though they were designed in the future.

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Celebrity Creatures: 12 Over-The-Top Taxonomic Tributes

Welcome to “Name That Creature”, an adventure in pop culture where creative taxonomy knows virtually no limits and is bound by even fewer rules!

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See Shells: The 10 Remaining Galápagos Tortoise Subspecies

“Lonesome George”, the last Abingdon Island tortoise, is gone but 10 other Galápagos tortoise subspecies remain. Let's see what's under their big ol' shells.

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Black Beauties: 10 Amazing Melanistic Animals

No, they're not pigments of your imagination, these melanistic animals are the polar opposites of albinos and display the “dark side” of genetic mutation.

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Green Getaways: Whale Watching in Sri Lanka

Get up close and personal with the world's largest creatures - 100-foot-long blue whales - in beautiful, tropical Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean.

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Crawling Bling: Trippy Tropical Jewel Caterpillars

Jewel Caterpillars of the genus Dalceridae include some of the most beautiful caterpillars you've ever laid eyes on. Just be sure you look and don't touch!

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12 Amazing Natural Wonders of Australia

Deserts, islands, rainforests and rocky cliffs: Australia has it all, with breathtakingly diverse landscape features, wildlife and cultural history.

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Arms Length Pets: 10 Leashed Animals to Collar Your World

Please re-leash me, let me go! These 10 leashed animals illustrate our need to keep animals close and pets even closer, regardless of race, creed or collar.

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Bird Collars, Moose Hats & More: 17 Animal Inspired Fashions

These 17 fashion designs, from totally wearable honeycomb dresses to amazingly weird moose-shaped hair hats, were inspired by the animal kingdom.

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12 of Africa's Most Awe-Inspiring Natural Wonders

Africa is home to some of the world's most incredible natural sights including the vast Sahara Desert, the magnificent Victoria Falls and countless wildlife.

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Wee Wildlife: 13 Amazingly Adorable Baby Animals

A cheetah with a puppy pal, a hippo the size of a cat, a two-toed sloth and a gorilla in diapers are among these 14 adorable newborn animals.

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Open Wider: 12 More Yawning Animals

Sleepy, or just nappy to see me? These 12 more yawning animals prove without a doubt that watching creatures exercise their jaws can be a contagious endeavor.

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Extreme Close-Ups: 16 Mind-Blowing Macro Nature Photos

These amazing macro photographs get up close and personal with bees, damselflies, geckos, jumping spiders, flowers and droplets of water.

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