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6 Dangerous & Lethal Poisonous Small Animals

Learn about dangerous, lethal poisonous animals like insects, fish, birds and venomous animals including bullet ant, cone snail, candiru, and blue ring octopus.

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8 Coolest, Scaliest Endangered Species

8 fascinating endangered reptile and amphibian species from around the world that capture the imagination with their colors, habits, and beauty.

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Strange & Amazing Animal Camouflage

Learn about animal camouflage and shape shifting defense mechanisms of animals, from the mimic octopus to the leaf butterfly and more.

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9 Strange Animal Self-Defense Mechanisms

Bizarre animals defense mechanisms of the potato beetle, opossum, skunk, bombardier beetle, hairy frog, horned lizard, hagfish, sea cucumber, and exploding ant.

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8 Majestic but Critically Endangered Mammals

An astonishing 1 in 4 mammals worldwide are in critical danger (either threatened or endangered). Here are some of the particularly beautiful species that are on the list.

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Creative Dog, Cat and Other Pet Furniture

See odd pet furniture including bizarre dog houses, luxury pet furniture, aquariums, unusual cat furniture and more.

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25 Vibrant HDR Pet and Animal Nature Photos

Depending upon how the pictures are shot, HDR animal photography can bring out the best and brightest or darkest and most terrifying sides of domestic and wild animals.

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Animal Magnetism: Earth's Magnetic Field Effects

From cows aligning on a North-South axis to baby turtles using built-in GPS to navigate oceans, animals are affected by terrestrial magnetism in amazing ways.

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6 Magnificent but Endangered Primates

Many primates have amazingly complex social structures, long evolutionary histories - but many are endangered in part due to the most infamous primates of all: us.

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The Uncanny Exploding Animal Phenomenon

Some animals have been known to explode naturally, others intentionally, still others accidentally and some even self-destruct as part of a natural defense mechanism.

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Incredible Fainting Goats

You've seen goats that scream like a man, goats that can climb trees but ... goats that faint at the slightest spook?

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Creatively Awesome Recycled Marine Habitats

Adaptive reuse is usually used to refer to buildlings that are converted for humans ... but what about ones that are made into new homes for marine life?

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20 Very Strange Endangered Animal Species

It is mostly the cute and fuzzy endangered animals that flash across your television screen - but what about the strange, bizarre and ugly ones not normally featured?

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Incredible Tree-Climbing Goats

Everyone knows that goats can navigate extreme terrain but ... trees? Watch these skilled mammals hop gracefully from branch to branch.

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