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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.

Nine Lives: Black Cat Is Lucky Recipient of Bionic Legs

Oscar the cat suffered a tragic accident, but thanks to the dedication of a medical team - and a healthy dose of luck - he's on the mend with new bionic paws.

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Grand Paws: 10 Of The World's Longest Lived Animals

Whether as pampered pets at home or protected from predators in zoos, these 10 oldest "grand paws" lead the senior circuit with the most golden years.

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Biggest Animals: More of the World's Largest

Here is your ticket to see enormous wonders of genetics and a good diet, as we explore the most jaw dropping animal giants:

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Happy Fourth of July: 7 x 4 = 28 Patriotic Animal Pictures

As seen in their Fourth of July costumes, it is all about the red, white and blue for these patriotic dogs, cats, squirrels, horses, turtles and guinea pigs.

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Biggest Animals: The Largest of the Large

These are the extreme animals - the largest of the large; those powerful creatures who dwarf the others in their species, and awe us all:

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Ugly By Nature: The World's 13 Ugliest Animals

While it's too much to expect the animal kingdom to look like the Magic Kingdom, some creatures appear to have taken multiple hits from the ugly stick.

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Happy Father's Day: 20 Awesome Animal Dads

In celebration of Father's Day, here are 20 awesome animal dads that go above and beyond, thus providing their children with better opportunities to survive.

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Buzz Killers: 10 Of The World's Biggest, Baddest Bugs

These 10 big bugs show that giant insects don't only exist as fossils... or in nightmares. Put away that fly-swatter, you don't want to make these guys mad!

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Road Warriors: 4 Extreme Long-Distance Animal Travelers

Life is truly spent away from home and on the road for animal road warriors like bar-tailed godwits, European eels, estuarine crocodiles, Northern elephant seas.

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Housing On The Wing: 10 Bitingly Bizarre Bat Houses

These 10 bizarre bat houses may look somewhat creepy to us but to our furry flying friends, they're home sweet home.

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Captivating Creatures: 12 Spectacular New Species

A long-nosed frog, a bug-eating sea slug and a bioluminescent worm that drops glowing bombs are among 12 amazing recently discovered species.

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Jaws 7: Amazing New Shark Tales and Discoveries

Kings of the sea, sharks continually scare yet surprise, with recent discoveries uncovering shark ESP, camouflage sharks and even shark attack probabilities.

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Eerie Underwater Graves & Diving For Submerged Skeletons

Graves at the bottom of the ocean or other bodies of water are nearly impossible to visit. Here we dive for eerie underwater graves to view submerged skeletons.

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Extreme Eco-Fashion: 10 Recycled Critter Collections

Fur coats are nothing new, but these days enterprising designers are going whole hog by recycling all types of critter parts in the name of cutting edge fashion

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Clearly Beautiful: 10 Amazing Transparent Animals

Being transparent doesn't mean these animals have nothing to hide. On the contrary, their lack of pigment provides many benefits - even if you can't see them.

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