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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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7 Symbiotic Wonders of the Seven Seas

Symbiotic and mutualistic, never parasitic, here are seven of the most radical underwater symbiotic relationships from the shallowest to the deepest waters of our world.

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Animal Locomotion: Weird Modes of Movement

Strange, unusual, weird, bizarre ways that animals move and odd facts about animal locomotion including flight, rolling, walking on water, bipedalism, and more.

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Radical Rodents: Facts & Stats on Rats

Rats are amazing creatures with amazing skills, abilities, intelligence, memory and traits. Learn rat stories, trivia, and unusual facts about these rodents.

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5 Nocturnal Animals You Didn't Know About

Sure everyone knows that bats, but have you ever wondered what other animals are creatures of the night?

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View the World Through 7 Animals' Eyes

How different animals see color and animal vision including rod diversity, color blindness and perspective in dogs, cats, horses, snakes, insects and more.

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(Catur)day Comes Early: 7 Craziest Celebrity Cats

From toilet trained and seeing-eye to station master and ceiling cats here are some of the strangest celebrity felines to make front pages and prime time around the world.

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