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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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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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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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20 Outlandish Pet Costumes for Furry Friends

Pet costumes are an apparently popular way to add a little spice to the look of pet dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and even monkeys.

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Animal Kingdom's Greatest Survivors

There are many unlikely animals that are able to endure or adapt to harsh environments. Here are some of the greatest of these survivor species.

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15 of the World's Absolutely Largest Organisms

A look at 15 of the world's largest organisms, from whales to bears and elephants; even trees are included.

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Nature's Most Social Animal Species

A look at some of nature's most intelligent, social, and organized animals - ones that might seem more human than human in some ways.

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12 Great Escapes By Animals in Captivity

Films like Madagascar tell exciting stories of animals escaping from their captors, yet the characters' real-life counterparts still sit behind bars -- except these lucky few.

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Garbage to Green: 10 Landfills Converted to Nature Preserves

Landfills don't have to remain steaming heaps of smelly rubbish. Take these ten former trash heaps that are now characterized by abundant green and diverse wildlife.

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13 (Even) More Disturbingly Creative Environmental Ads

Activists battle to stop the senseless killing, neglect, torture and abuse of animals through creative and disturbing ad campaigns.

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12 Endangered Animals That People Still Eat

Endangered animals often end up as food for humans for reasons such as cultural convention, traditional medicine, economic need, or arrogance.

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7 Symbiotic Wonders of the Natural World

Of all the animal pairings in the world, some of the most uncanny ones involve birds. What? Those flighty animals the flit about and flee at the slightest sign of trouble?

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Happy Post-V Day: 3 Mate-Eating Animals

hile scientists have postulated all kinds of evolutionary reasons for sexual cannibalism, their theories are often confounded by three core conflicts:

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